Meet Lucy, Tina and Natalie, twenty-something friends who are all negotiating the risky business of being grown-up.
Lucy knows exactly what she wants: her marriage to be a success, her children to be perfect, and to be the ultimate home-maker.
Tina knows what she wants too: her journalism career to take off and to see her name as a byline in a national newspaper... and the illicit affair she's started leaves her free enough to follow her dreams.
Natalie just wants to be happy - happy with the boyfriend she's dated since college, happy with the job she's drifted into, happy with a life she thinks is enough – but is it really?
Ten years later, all three women have the lives they thought they wanted. But somehow, reality isn't quite as neat and clean-cut as their dreams...
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A lovely absorbing read, so evocative of student life. Alison Mercer really captures the passion of falling in love for the first time. - Alice Peterson on After I Left You
Alison Mercer has expertly spun an engrossing story about love, secrets and second chances. - Tamar Cohen, author of The Mistress's Revenge
Effortlessly readable and sharply realistic, this is grown-up chick-lit at its very best. - Closer
Funny and moving, this is a fab debut from Alison Mercer. - new!
Mercer has a satirical eye which she puts to good effect in describing such cornerstones of middle-class life as private antenatal classes and bitchy newspaper columnists. A funny, promising debut. - Daily Mail
About the Author
Alison Mercerwas born in Reading and studied English at University College, Oxford. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.