A Life Without You: a gripping and emotional page-turner about love and family secrets

by Katie Marsh

A Life Without You: a gripping and emotional page-turner about love and family secrets Synopsis

'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!'

A Life Without You: a gripping and emotional page-turner about love and family secrets Press Reviews

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 * This thought-provoking debut novel is both brilliantly funny and sad * Sun * 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. -- Random Things Through My Letterbox 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 * A moving and thoughtful story about love and second chances * Sunday Mirror * 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! -- Miranda Dickinson 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. -- Jenny Agutter Absolutely LOVED it! Such a beautiful book . . . Heartwarming and funny in places, and very honest. -- Carrie Hope Fletcher Praise for My Everything * : * 'Impeccably written... a stunning and compassionate story of family, forgiveness and unconditional love. Katie Marsh has such emotive writing, evoking both laughter and tears, ensuring that A Life Without You is a book that will remain forever in my heart. No words will ever do this book justice - you simply must read it for yourself.' -- The Book Magnet A tender, poignant portrayal of a mother/daughter relationship -- Sarah Vaughan, author of The Art of Baking Blind A poignant, heartfelt and refreshing tale about family, secrets, love and forgiveness. A stunner of a novel. Read it! * Heat * A tender, beautiful, heart-tugging book. Totally gorgeous -- Iona Grey, Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2016 Touching, emotionally charged... A wonderful tale about love and motherhood -- Amanda Jennings A great read - heartwarming and funny in places and poignantly sad in others. A reminder to us all not to take our families or our memories for granted. -- The Unmumsy Mum Another heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel from the effortlessly wise, warm and brilliant Katie Marsh. If you're looking for a novel to inspire you, a story to move you and a book to make your heart sing, you've just found it. A Life Without You is a triumph! -- Isabelle Broom Emotional and brilliantly written * Fabulous * A Life Without You is a tender, poignant story of love, loss and long-buried secrets. Katie Marsh's gorgeously heartbreaking, life-affirming tale grabs your heart and won't let go. A truly special book - I adored every twist and turn. -- Miranda Dickinson

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473613652
Publication date: 12th July 2016
Author: Katie Marsh
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Katie Marsh

Katie lives in London with her family. Before being published she worked in healthcare, and her novels are inspired by the bravery of the people she met in hospitals and clinics across the country. Her first novel My Everything is a 2018 World Book Night pick, and her second A Life Without You was a huge e-book bestseller. Her fourth novel The Rest of Me is out this summer in e-book, audio and paperback. She loves strong coffee, the promise of a blank page and stealing her husband's toast. When not writing, she spends her time fruitlessly pursuing her children in ...

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