July 2015 Debut of the Month.
A fabulous debut novel, You, Me and Other People is clever, wistful and endearing. Beth and Adam have been married for years, secrets also kept for years are set to rampage though and trample over their lives. In alternate chapters over several months we hear from them both, as time passes, shocks, surprises and all the emotions they bring, lie in wait. While Fionnuala Kearney covers heartbreak and despair, this is not a melancholy book, instead it is full of smiles, warmth and hope. The author writes with a beautiful heartfelt balance, it feels as though she has reached into her characters hearts and minds and exposed their inner core. it is difficult to put this wonderful book down, each page encourages you to keep reading and once finished, to look forward with anticipation to the author's next novel. ~ Liz Robinson
You, Me and Other People is the life-affirming, heartbreaking and ultimately stunning debut novel from Fionnuala Kearney. THEY SAY EVERY FAMILY HAS SKELETONS IN THEIR CLOSET ...But what happens when you open the door and they won't stop tumbling out? For Adam and Beth the first secret wasn't the last, it was just the beginning. You think you can imagine the worst thing that could happen to your family, but there are some secrets that change everything. And then the question is, how can you piece together a future when your past is being rewritten? For fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
Praise for Fionnuala Kearney: 'This book would be an incredible achievement for any author, but for a debut author it's nothing short of stunning. An emotionally gripping page-turner that fans of The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty will love. I confidently predict great things for Fionnuala Kearney!
'A gifted and accomplished storyteller'
'[A] gripping story of lies, betrayal and family secrets'
'A deeply moving tale of a marriage in free fall... a stunning debut from a fresh and exciting new talent'
'An endearing tale of life's ups and downs that your emotions will love to latch onto'
'A touching story about the aftermath of an affair, You, Me and Other People is an absorbing , empathetic read'
'A grown up, powerful and well observed portrait of a 'perfect life'
... A Stunning debut
'A sophisticated debut full of relatable characters and plenty of reminders that none of us ever really know what's around the corner'
'[Fionnuala Kearney] writes in a fulfilling way which enthrals readers ...Definitely one for fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls'
'An expertly crafted novel which explores a marriage in crisis ...whilst combing a fresh perspective and humour as well as heartbreaking scenes, You, Me and Other People is an astute and accomplished debut with will make you think long after you have reached the last page'
'You, Me And Other People is a poignant and stunning debut'
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||18th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Fionnuala Kearney lives in Ascot with her husband. They have two grown-up daughters (both with deliberately simple monosyllabic names). One of seven children, Fionnuala likes to write about the nuances and subtle layers of human relationships, peeling them away to see what's really going on beneath. Author photo © Laura ThomsonMore About Fionnuala Kearney