Susan Froetschel

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Susan Froetschel is the author of five mystery books. The most recent is Allure of Deceit, set in rural Afghanistan, about how charity can have a hidden agenda and lying is a form of self-defense.

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Susan Froetschel Write every day - at least a little bit. Also, decide which character, which plot development, to work on the next day - and you will find yourself th…moreWrite every day - at least a little bit. Also, decide which character, which plot development, to work on the next day - and you will find yourself thinking about that and taking notes the next 24 hours.... (less)
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“No one is truly voiceless, he whispered, either they silence you, or you silence yourself.”

After fleeing Aleppo and enduring a traumatic journey separate from her family, a young Syrian woman lives in a London apartment from which she observes daily routines of her neighbors. She

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