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The No-Show: an unexpected love story you'll never forget, from the author of The Flatshare

Beth O'Leary

9 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance

The much-anticipated new novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Road Trip

'Ingenious, heartwarming and romantic' Sophie Kinsella

'Surprising and deeply satisfying' Emily Henry

'The kind of book that leaves an impression on your heart' Holly Miller

'Such a clever, finely woven, sweet and heart-rending story' Bolu Babalola

The funny, heart-breaking and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of The Flatshare

Three women. Three dates. One missing man...

8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it - she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast on Valentine's Day surely means something ... so where is he?

2.43 p.m. Miranda's hoping that a Valentine's Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It's a fresh start and a sign that her life is falling into place: she's been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn't he shown up?

6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane's fake boyfriend at an engagement party. They've not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he's not here...

Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.

The No-Show is the brilliantly funny, heart-breaking and joyful new novel from Beth O'Leary about dating, and waiting, and the ways love can find us. An utterly extraordinary tearjerker of a book, this is O'Leary's most ambitious novel yet.

'Super-clever and super-readable, this brilliant book is going to be a massive hit' The Sun

'The kind of book you want all your friends to read so that you can talk about it non-stop' Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

'A brilliant, multilayered, romantic stunner' Lauren Ho

'Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever' Gillian McAllister

'Perfect escapism: romantic and uplifting with a twist you won't see coming' Lucy Diamond 'Charming and delightful!' Laura Williams

'It will break your heart in a million different ways' Louise O'Neill

'A truly brilliant book' Lucy Vine

'Fresh and surprising yet still so distinctly Beth O'Leary' Caroline Hulse

'This book will stop-start your heart with plenty of tears and plenty of laughter' Lia Louis

'Fresh, clever, superbly plotted . . . A triumph' Mike Gayle

'Beth O'Leary at her very best' Lindsey Kelk

'Achingly clever, another fabulous read from Beth O'Leary' Sophie Cousens

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Praise for The No-Show: an unexpected love story you'll never forget, from the author of The Flatshare

  • Beth O'Leary is that rare, one-in-a-million talent who can make you laugh, swoon, cry and ache all in the same book and The No-Show is her most moving yet. O'Leary's wit, charm and heart are on full, fantastic display in this cosy, surprising and deeply satisfying novel. I couldn't possibly love it more - Emily Henry

  • Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever I gasped out loud. Many writers make you feel good, but O'Leary also makes you think - Gillian McAllister

  • This is Beth O'Leary's best book to date - and given her track record, that's really saying something. The No-Show is audaciously clever, full of O'Leary's trademark warmth, and it will break your heart in a million different ways. It's phenomenal - Louise O'Neill

  • The No-Show is a truly brilliant book. It's clever and so intriguing. I loved the depth, warmth and humanity of the characters, I loved the writing, I loved the twists. I loved how much I thought about this novel when I was away from it and after I finished. It's basically the perfect book - Lucy Vine

  • Fresh and surprising yet still so distinctly Beth O'Leary, The No-Show is original and moving and cleverly plotted. Readers are going to love this book - Caroline Hulse

  • A real uplifting gem, utterly heartwarming and a total page turner. Beth weaves her stories together with such charm and grace, I couldn't help but fall in love. The No-Show is Beth O'Leary at her very best - Lindsey Kelk

  • Beth O'Leary is an expert in beautiful, surprising, and clever storytelling, and this book will stop-start your heart with plenty of tears and plenty of laughter, from start to finish. A dream of a novel

  • - Lia Louis

  • Even as it taps beautifully into emotions and experiences that feel so universal, The No-Show is fresh, surprising and oh-so clever. It made me laugh, brought me to tears, and kept me reading late into the night. It's the kind of book that leaves an impression on your heart. A truly special read - Holly Miller

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Beth O'Leary

Beth O'Leary is a Sunday Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her debut, The Flatshare, sold over a million copies and is now a major TV series. Her subsequent novels, The Switch, The Road Trip and The No-Show, were all instant bestsellers, and The Switch has been optioned by Amblin Partners, Steven Spielberg's production company.

Beth writes her books in the Hampshire countryside with a very badly behaved Golden Retriever for company. If she's not at her desk, you'll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

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