Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely. But everyone deserves a second chance…
A dazzling debut for 2020 – are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?
Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she’s done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something different. A new life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn’t it?
“Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting … I loved it.” NINA STIBBE, author of Reasons to be Cheerful
‘‘A beautiful story about love, loss, guilt and the power of friendship’ Jill Mansell, author of Maybe This Time
‘A joyful, tender, life affirming STUNNER of a book’ Cressida McLaughlin, author of The Cornish Cream Tea Bus
‘For everyone with an Eleanor Oliphant-shaped hole in their heart, this is the book to fill it’ Eithne Shortall, author of Grace After Henry
One [debut author] has had 10 publishers fighting over her ‘coming-of-old’ tale’ Daily Telegraph
‘The most buzzed-about novel at the Frankfurt Book Fair’ Sunday Times Culture