Addressed to Greta Launched

On 8th November 2020 ADDRESSED TO GRETA was sent out into the world surrounded by a lot of love. Some wonderful REVIEWS coming in.

By Greg Fleming review at: Kete Books

By Karen McMillan review at: NZ Booklovers

By Josie Shapiro review at: ReadcloseNZ

By Andrew Whiteside review at: Sound Cloud

Interview with Fiona on: ReadcloseNZ

By Alyson Baker review at: alysontheblog

Addressed to Greta

I am thrilled to announce that Bateman Books will be launching their fiction list with my new novel 'Addressed to Greta'.

Release date in New Zealand is the first week of November 2020.

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.



"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 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

Shifting Colours is published by Allison & Busby (London). The US version, Another Woman's Daughter, is published by Berkley - Penguin Books (New York)

New Zealand: Unity Books • Worldwide: Amazon • United Kingdom: Allison & Busby

The Last Time We Spoke

Ngaio Marsh Award Winner 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award
Winner 2017

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.


WINNER 2017 NGAIO MARSH AWARD for BEST CRIME NOVEL NZ  Kiwi Blog Spot “Lyrically and sensitively written, a harrowing yet touching story that stays with you. This is brave and sophisticated storytelling.”

WINNER 2014 KOBO/NZ AUTHOR PUBLISHING PRIZE. ( when still a mansucript )


 BEST BOOKS 2016 Otago Daily Times 


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.'

Yrsa Sigurdardottir, award-winning Icelandic crime writer: 'This novel is laden with empathy and insight . . . The result is harrowing, yet touching due to the writer’s approach and praiseworthy writing style . . .'

Paddy Richardson, award-winning New Zealand author: 'Lyrically and sensitively written . . . The complexity of this novel - the struggles experienced by the characters and the themes of conflict and redemption have stayed with me.'

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 by Allison & Busby (UK) in May 2016. Distributed in NZ by Allen &Unwin.

New Zealand: Unity Books • Worldwide: Amazon • United Kingdom: Allison & Busby

Addressedto Greta
Shifting Colours
Another Woman's Daughter
The Last Time We Spoke