No Ordinary Life (Paperback)

By Suzanne Redfearn

Grand Central Publishing, 9781455533909, 400pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

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Suzanne Redfearn delivers another gripping page-turner in her latest novel, a story about a young mother's fight to protect her children from the dangerous world of Hollywood.

Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and their three children . . . or that she'd have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a starring role on a television series, it seems like her prayers have been answered. But when the reality of their new life settles in, Faye realizes that fame and fortune don't come without a price. In a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it's impossible to know whom to trust, and Faye finds herself utterly alone in her struggle to save her family.

Emotionally riveting and insightful, NO ORDINARY LIFE is an unforgettable novel about the preciousness of childhood and the difficult choices a mother needs to make in order to protect this fragile time in her children's lives.

About the Author

Suzanne Redfearn is a summa cum laude graduate from California Polytechnic University and is an architect, in addition to an author. She is also an avid surfer, golfer, skier, and Angels fan. She lives with her husband and children in California.

Praise For No Ordinary Life

"Redfearn takes readers on an engaging...view of celebrity. Redfearn writes at a fast clip, short chapters filled with witty dialogue and action. The result is a well-paced tale."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Top Pick! From a deeply emotional place, Redfearn writes with a beautiful rawness that captures the emotions of the characters. Steady pacing, heartfelt dialogue and intense conflict make this story an extraordinary read."—RT Book Reviews

"Suzanne Redfearn's NO ORDINARY LIFE is a gripping exploration of a mother's love and the lengths she'll go to protect her children. Redfearn honestly captures one family's meteoric rise and heartbreaking undoing. Compulsively readable, this poignant story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

"Redfearn specializes in tales of families in crisis... Fans of Steena Holmes and Amy Hatvany will appreciate Redfearn's family drama."—Booklist

"Redfearn...writes with insight and empathy; this book is more nuanced than most domestic thrillers"—The Sunday Star

"Once again, Suzanne Redfearn delivers a fast-paced, compelling story of family, frustration, and the unexpected consequences of a mother's choice. NO ORDINARY LIFE provides a dazzling look inside the entertainment industry, illustrating both the lure and lunacy of child stardom. A gripping story, with twists and turns...and characters I felt close to and rooted for."—Lori Nelson-Spielman, international bestselling author of The Life List

"This snappily paced, cinematic novel about the dysfunctional modern American family from architect and first-time author Redfearn contains heavy doses of violence, danger, and fear. Events hurtle along with great urgency to a rousing climax. A smart, suspenseful debut."—Publishers Weekly on Hush Little Baby

"A compelling tale of the deceit, violation and anguish that undergird the myth of suburbia. Redfearn's debut ratchets up the tension page by page, as husband and wife try to inflict the most damage on each other without harming the kids. Every character hides something, and each surprising revelation torques the plot further. The emotional and physical injuries mount, driving inexorably toward a surprising climax."—Kirkus Reviews on Hush Little Baby

"Having recently read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Lie Still by Julie Heaberlin, I was thinking that the chance of finding another book that would have me sitting on the edge of my seat, practically holding my breath, was pretty close to nil. I am pleased to say I was wrong. Hush Little Baby is the type of book that you don't put down. "— on Hush Little Baby

"Chillingly realistic and pulsating with suspense, this deftly told story will leave you breathless."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author, on Hush Little Baby