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The No-Show: The heart-warming new novel from the author of The Flatshare and The Switch

Beth O'Leary

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The much-anticipated new novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Switch. Coming Spring 2022.

'Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever I gasped out loud' Gillian McAllister

'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

'A truly brilliant book' Lucy Vine

'Fresh and surprising yet still so distinctly Beth O'Leary' Caroline Hulse The funny, heart-breaking and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of The Flatshare

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

8.52. Siobhan's been 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 with Joseph on Valentine's Day surely means something ... so where is he?

14.43. 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 grown-up life is finally falling into place: she's been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn't he shown up?

18.30. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane's fake boyfriend at a colleague's 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.

HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH'S NOVELS:

'Nobody does it like Beth does' Laura Jane Williams on The Road Trip

'So charming, so sweet and so lovely' Marian Keyes on The Switch

'O'Leary has a knack for articulating the things we all think and feel in relationships' Gillian McAllister on The Road Trip

'This book is perfect' Rosie Walsh on The Road Trip

'O'Leary is such a wonderful writer . . . Joyful and uplifting' Sheila O'Flanagan on The Road Trip

'Brilliant, warm, funny, full of heart' Richard Roper on The Switch

'Heart-warming and uplifting' Heidi Swain on The Switch

'An utterly gorgeous, beautiful book, full of feeling' Lindsey Kelk on The Switch

'The romcom of the year - a Sleepless in Seattle for the 21st century' Su
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Praise for The No-Show: The heart-warming new novel from the author of The Flatshare and The Switch

  • 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

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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 half a million copies and changed her life completely. Her second novel, The Switch, has been optioned for film 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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