Bethany Askew is the author of eight novels: The Time Before, The World Within, Out of Step, Counting the Days, Poppy’s Seed, Three Extraordinary Years, and The Two Saras. She has also written a short story, The Night of the Storm. Her new novel, I Know You, Don't I?, was released on 6th October, 2020.
Bethany likes to write about women’s lives and is particularly interested in their role in society, their positions as wife and mother and the impact of marriage, children and divorce on family dynamics.
Bethany was born and brought up in Somerset and has lived there all her life. A Dispensing Optician by profession, she was able to fulfil her lifelong ambition to be a writer when she retired from employed work seven years ago. She is married and has four grown-up children and seven grandchildren.
I Know You, Don't I? - Bethany Askew
When Carly Spurway is mistaken for old school friend Caroline Westminster, she has the chance to re-invent her life.
As the lines between fantasy and reality become blurred, the web of deceit Carly weaves around herself for protection threatens instead to trap her.
But what has happened in her past to make Carly want to escape? And is Caroline’s life as perfect as Carly thinks it is?
This story explores how well we really know the people we have relationships with; the different versions of the truth we tell ourselves and others; and the impact of the past on the present.