A darkly and brilliantly funny look at what being a fly on the wall is really like, Life Without Me is Anna Legat’s debut novel.
A darkly and brilliantly funny look at what being a fly on the wall is really like, Life Without Me is Anna Legat s debut novel.
Georgie Ibsen is a successful, cynical, fortysomething hotshot lawyer. She runs her life, professional and personal, with precision and clear purpose. She s just made a breakthrough in a crucial case, her family is growing more independent things couldn t be better.
Until it all comes to a screeching halt when she s involved in a hit-and-run and ends up in a coma.
Somehow, in her comatose state, Georgie is given unique glimpses into the lives of her nearest and dearest, their most intimate secrets: her boring husband s intense involvement with a colleague; her son s lovelorn yearning for his mother s nurse; her fifteen-year-old daughter s bad boy boyfriend, who just might be linked to the criminal mastermind involved in her last big case
Throw in a neurotic actress sister, a senile mother with a traumatic past, and a smug subordinate barrister who s out to ruin her case in her absence oh, and a sex-god lawyer extraordinaire who s a deeply troubled soul with a penchant for some unsavoury practices although Georgie is out of action, life certainly isn t boring without her!
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She read law at the University of South Africa and Warsaw University, then gained teaching qualifications in New Zealand. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.