Perfect for fans of Graeme Simsion's THE ROSIE PROJECT and Gavin Extence's debut novel THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS, comes a wild and witty, searing and true novel about life's ups and downs.
It all starts, as these things sometimes do, with a dead man.
He was a neighbour, not someone Abby knew well, but still, finding a body when you only came over to borrow a tin of tomatoes, that comes as a bit of a shock.
At least, it should.
And now she can't shake the feeling that if she hadn't gone into Simon's flat, if she'd had her normal Wednesday night instead, then none of what happened next would have happened.
And she would never have met Melody Black . . .
Wild and witty, searing and true, THE MIRROR WORLD OF MELODY BLACK is about the fine line that separates normal from not - and how life can spin, very swiftly, out of control.
Rich, insightful, darkly serious yet also upliftingly funny - Jasper Fforde
Extence draws all his characters - both main and supporting - with great warmth and his depiction of mental illness comes from experience so the novel is an insightful look at the peaks and valleys of the bipolar condition. - Sunday Age, Australia
In the afterword, the author describes his own similar experience, which clearly informs the first-person narrative with honesty and humour, but not sentimentality. Recommended. - Newcastle Herald, Australia
Gavin Extence lives in Sheffield with his wife and children. He has written two previous novels, the Richard and Judy bestseller, THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS and THE MIRROR WORLD OF MELODY BLACK, which was described as 'a cross between Bridget Jones' Diary and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by a Simon Mayo Book Club reviewer.