A laugh-out-loud romcom with friendship at its heart
'The Split has everything I love in a novel. It's hilariously funny, it's so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable' - BETH O'LEARY
'Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times' - KATIE FFORDE
'A warm, funny, comforting read with such loveable characters!' - RUTH JONES
Following a brutal break up, Ally flees to her dad's house in Sheffield with her ex's cat (who always preferred her anyway). When she realises Emily isn't coming to win back either her or the cat, Ally takes to the sofa to mourn the future she'd planned.
After a few days' grace, her dad calls in reinforcements - Ally's old friend and first beard, Jeremy. Reunited, the two find solace in each other's heartbreak and an endless supply of baked goods. But jacked up on sugar and mutual delusion, they concoct a plan to run the half marathon and win back their exes...
This seems like the perfect example of their ability to commit and better themselves. But will their exes be waiting at the finish line, or is there a whole new future on the horizon?
A brilliant, heart-warming and intensely funny story of love, heartache, friendship and family. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Dawn O'Porter.
It's like meeting Marian Keyes and Dawn O'Porter in a cosy gay pub in Sheffield! - Matt Cain, author of THE MADONNA OF BOLTON
Fun, sassy and a joy to read. I loved it! - Emma Cooper, author of IF I COULD SAY GOODBYE
It's rare that a book so important to the literary canon is, at the same time, entertaining, heart-warming, and funny - Anstey Harris, author of WHERE WE BELONG
Wise, wonderful and so much fun. I loved it! - Heidi Swain, bestselling author of THE WINTER GARDEN
It was pure fun. Heart-warming and adorable - Julie Cohen, bestselling author of TOGETHER and LOUIS & LOUISE
Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times - Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A WEDDING IN THE COUNTRY
The Split has everything I love in a novel. It's hilariously funny, it's so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable - Beth O'Leary, author of SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers THE FLATSHARE and THE SWITCH
The Split is an uplifting, warm and heartfelt story, with a cast of engaging characters who quickly became my friends. A feel-good depiction of love, friendship and family, which is very funny, but with moments of true poignancy too. An absolute must-read - HOLLY MILLER, author of THE SIGHT OF YOU
Laura Kay is a writer and editor. She has an MA in American History from the University of Sheffield, and now lives in East London with her wife and cats. In 2018 Laura was selected as one of the ten PRH WriteNow mentees. Her debut novel, The Split, published in 2021 and her second novel, Tell Me Everything, releases in May 2022.