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See You in September


Cassy blew a collective kiss at them. ‘See you in September,’ she said. A throwaway line. Just words, uttered casually by a young woman in a hurry.  And then she’d gone.

It was supposed to be a short trip—a break in New Zealand before her best friend’s wedding. But when Cassy waved goodbye to her parents, they never dreamed that it would be years before they’d see her again.

Having broken up with her boyfriend, Cassy accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. Overcome by the peace and beauty of the valley and swept up in the charisma of Justin, the community’s leader, Cassy becomes convinced that she has to stay.

As Cassy becomes more and more entrenched in the group’s rituals and beliefs, her frantic parents fight to bring her home—before Justin’s prophesied Last Day can come to pass.

 A powerful story of family, faith and finding yourself, See You in September is an unputdownable new novel from this hugely compelling author.


‘Norman is adept at capturing the everyday tensions, that spilt milk, that gnaw away at families and sets a time bomb ticking.’ – NZ Herald

‘This is a big, gripping and heartbreaking read… I couldn’t put it down.’ – Daily Mail

‘Norman does a fine job delving into the insidious psychology of cults. But this is no human freak-show: it’s a creepy portrayal of an ordinary young woman, feeling the lure of total belonging, who is groomed into accepting a sinister price for it.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘A cracker, page-turning novel.’ ‘The pace and tension make it a proper page-turner, but the real achievement is in the characterization.’ – New Zealand Listener

‘The writing’s so good that it’s actually quite frightening … Really intense.’ – NewsTalkZB Radio

‘One of those books you can sit up all night and read.’ – Radio New Zealand

‘So convincing, you feel as though you’re living through events along with the characters … riveting.’ – New Zealand Women’s Weekly

‘Compassionate … a subtly built suspense predicts a dreaded outcome. Another great read from this talented storyteller.’ – Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Captivating, addictive and at times alarming … another fantastic book from Charity Norman.’ – Living Hawke’s Bay Magazine

‘Charity Norman writes contemporary fiction with a deliciously dark edge’ – The Book People

‘Charity Norman has the ability to strike a chord, to answer a feeling, yet open your eyes and mind to new thoughts. She has once again created a searing, expressive, and absolutely cracking read.’ – Liz Robinson, Lovereading

‘A riveting novel you must read.’ –

‘Charity Norman writes compelling tales that make you think, keep you guessing and capture the mind and the heart.’ – Beauty and Lace

‘Powerful, upsetting and more than a little disturbing, See You in September is an unputdownable novel by an author at her absolute best.’ – Jaffa Reads Too

‘Powerful, moving and a real eye opener’ – The Life of Laura

‘A captivating story building to a devastating climax.’ – Crazy Book Lady

‘Surprisingly riveting.’ – Debbish Dotcom

‘A real page turner.’ – Through the Keyhole

‘One word: addictive.’ –  Books on the Rail

‘It’s just so hard to put down. Charity Norman is such a brilliant writer.’ – Emma’s of Oxford

‘A terrific read, beautifully crafted and scarily convincing.’ – Erica James

‘I absolutely adore everything Charity Norman writes as I know the subject matter will be original, thought-provoking and powerful and See You in September is exactly that.’ – Tracey Fenton, CompulsiveReaders

‘Suspenseful, emotional, intriguing and totally gripping, I’d give this ten stars if I could, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would go so far as to say, it’s one of my top ten favourite reads for 2017.’ – Amazon Customer Review

See you in September by Charity Norman is a gripping read. Tightly plotted with believable characters the contrast between the blissfully serene life on a so called organic farm and the reality of a highly manipulated apocalyptic doomsday cult is expertly bought to the written page. A compelling read.’ Books at 60

Charity Norman was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham. After several years’...