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A Life Without You

Katie Marsh

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The thought-provoking, emotive and page-turning second novel from Katie Marsh, author of My Everything. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult.

'A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel' - Isabelle Broom. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Amanda Prowse.

Can you ever outrun the past?

It's Zoe's wedding day. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue, with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help?

Zoe hasn't seen Gina for years, blaming her for the secret that she's been running from ever since she was sixteen. Now, Gina is back in her life, but she's very different to the mum Zoe remembers. Slowly but surely, Gina is losing her memory.

As she struggles to cope with Gina's illness, can Zoe face up to the terrible events of years ago and find her way back to the people she loves?

A Life Without You is a stirring and poignant novel about the power of the past - and the possibilities of the future.

*What readers are saying about A Life Without You:*

'A story that will evoke every emotion that lurks within your heart and pull each string firmly. Devastating is the perfect word, yet it is also beautiful and passionate and exquisitely written.'

'This novel made me sob, and it made me smile. It's a gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.' - Amazon reader, 5 stars

'Superbly written. Tender & poignant. Five star read.'

'I loved A Life Without You! Snotty tears, but a smile on my face and also in my heart. Just perfect.'

'Katie Marsh has touched my heart. She is a hidden gem within the world of fiction and I cannot recommend her books enough. I will be shouting about this book to everyone who will listen. A Life Without You is not to missed.'

'It made me sob, and it made me smile. Gorgeous, just gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness.'

'Makes you feel warm inside, but also absolutely breaks your heart... totally beautiful and uplifting.'

'A stunning and compassionate story of family, forgiveness and unconditional love... will remain forever in my heart'

'Very touching... I couldn't put it down!'

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Praise for A Life Without You

  • Praise for Katie Marsh:

  • Absolutely LOVED it! Such a beautiful book . . . Heartwarming and funny in places, and very honest.

  • Devastatingly good - wonderfully warm, heartbreakingly real and completely uplifting. I was completely blown away by the story and Katie's beautiful prose drew me right to the heart of Hannah and Tom's world. I will be recommending this book to everyone!

  • A moving and thoughtful story about love and second chances - Sunday Mirror

  • It was hard to put down, the characters are beautifully observed and continue to surprise one, all the way through to the story's unexpected end.

  • The vivid storytelling doesn't shy away from the emotional realities of Tom & Hannah's situation, which makes for a compelling and disarmingly moving story full of heartbreak and hope... a bittersweet story about love, learning and letting go. This deeply poignant and beautifully written debut is both devastatingly sad and blissfully romantic - Heat

  • 'This thought-provoking debut novel is both brilliantly funny and sad' - Sun

  • A moving and realistic portrait of life-changing illness...this skilful debut novel offers an inspiring journey through love, loss and second chances - Sunday Express

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Katie Marsh

Katie had a ten-year NHS career before leaving to write full-time. She lives in the countryside with her family, and is the author of four novels, including the 2018 World Book Night pick My Everything and the e-book bestseller A Life Without You. She loves strong coffee, the promise of a blank page and stealing her husband's toast.

Say hello at www.facebook.com/katiemarshauthor and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @marshisms.

Find out more at katie-marsh.com.

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