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‘Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable.’ Jojo Moyes
The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up.
When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she’d never get over it.
Seventeen years later, life has moved on – Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all.
But then Kate meets Callum again.
And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other . . . or to risk finding out what might have been.
Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn’t mean they should always be taken . . .
In her unmissable debut, actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realise the beauty of what we already have.
'I love books about gnarly, messy relationships and this one kept me gripped from the beginning. A great read.’ Jane Fallon
‘Heart-rending, provocative and astutely written, Never Greener is a love story about getting what you want and losing everything you need. Ruth’s characters will stay with me for a long time.’ Cathy Bramley
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Ruth Jones—co-creator of the much-loved television series Gavin & Stacey—transfers her talent for crafting warm, witty and relatable domestic tales from screen to page. Her self-assured and charmingly colourful debut novel begins with Kate and Callum diving into a passionate affair. After 17 years, they've both moved on, but a surprise encounter offers them an opportunity to discover what might have been. Chapter by chapter, Jones will have you questioning if the second chances we romanticise are what we ever really want or need.
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Had me hooked! Finished it in 2 days!!
Love life and laughter
Great first novel by Ruth jones. Lots of laughter and tears. A must summer read.
I thought it was ok...bit disappointing. The plot was a bit predictable and it kind of dragged on