Shifting Colours (UK edition) / Another Woman's Daughter (US edition)
A story of secrets, love and loss. Set against the violent backdrop of apartheid South Africa and then the calm of late twentieth century Britain, the novel traces the lives of Celia and Miriam – a mother and daughter separated by land, sea and heart-rending circumstance.
AMAZON RISING STARS 2014 PICK
IN SAINSBURY'S BEST DEBUT NOVEL COLLECTION FOR 2014
"A highly emotional, instantly readable, unusually intelligent and satisfying novel about the days of apartheid in South Africa.". Fay Weldon
Anne Cater's review at: Random Things Through My Letterbox
Book of the Month, Feb 2015 Lovereading.co.uk. Review at: Lovereading
Ani Johnson's review at: The Book Bag UK
Graham Beattie's review at: Beattie's Book Blog
Sarah Frobisher's review at: RT Book Reviews
Diane Lunsford review at: Feathered Quill Reviews
Review at: Bookfoolery
Book of the Day at Washington DC Libraries: "Another Woman's Daughter by Fiona Sussman is today's beautiful, moving #BookoftheDay." DC Public Library@dcpl
The Last Time We Spoke (previous working-title 'Sentenced')
One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of two individuals brutally collide. Neither will ever be the same again, their futures forever linked.
This is a dark tale that navigates the underbelly of urban New Zealand. It is also a very human story of hope and possibility.
The manuscript won the 2014 KOBO/NZ AUTHOR PUBLISHING PRIZE.
The book has been shortlisted for 2016 NZ HERITAGE BOOKS AND WRITING AWARD.
The Sunday Mirror: 'A gripping story of grief and redemption.'
The Otago Daily Times: 'A hard-hitting,emotion-packed novel featuring injustice and racial prejudice.'
Review at: KiwiFlora Reads
Review at: The Bookbag UK
Review by: Annah Stretton
Review at: FlaxFlower
Review at: Takahe
Review at: The Miner
Interview: The Listener
Interview: The Herald
Fiona discusses The Last Time We Spoke in: The Irish Times
Fiona discusses The Last Time We Spoke at: Female First
Published Allison & Busby (UK) in May 2016. Distributed in NZ by Allen &Unwin.