A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick
“In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers.
She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content.
But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you had the chance to see five years into your own future, would it change all of your current plans and dreams? Rebecca Serle’s whimsical novel explores this premise in a way that’s both hilarious and surprisingly emotional. Dannie is a type A lawyer who’s scheduled her future down to the last detail, but a vivid dream about her life five years into the future (in 2025) throws all her plans into question—from her dream relationship with her fiancé, David, to her closest friendships. Megan Hilty brings her acting chops to this story (she played Wicked’s Glinda the Good Witch on Broadway) and we were not disappointed. Serle, whose teen romance Famous in Love has been adapted into a TV series, succeeds in folding real and stirring emotion into her tart little confection, exploring the pain and regret that come with Dannie’s fantastical revelation. Existential angst may not always fit perfectly into a charming rom-com, but it’s the unexpected depth of In Five Years that makes it so special.