THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER EVERYONE IS READING
THE LONG-AWAITED NEW NOVEL FROM JOJO MOYES, AUTHOR OF THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING PHENOMENON ME BEFORE YOU
'Giddily joyful. Moyes writes . . . with warmth and a wonderfully wicked sense of humour' THE TIMES 'BOOK OF THE MONTH'
'Delightful. Nobody writes women the way Jojo Moyes does - recognizably real and complex and funny and flawed' JODI PICOULT
'Very few authors have the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Moyes is one of them' NEW YORK TIMES
'So much fun. Beautiful about female friendship' MARIAN KEYES
'A book we all need in our lives right now. A fabulous and funny romp' WOMAN & HOME
Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else's shoes?
Meet Sam. Meet Nisha.
Two women living very different lives.
But when their paths cross, causing each a world of trouble - and finding some missing shoes is the only way to solve it - they’re left with a choice every woman must face: to walk alone, or stand together . . .
'[A] captivating new blockbuster. Once you step into the lives of Sam and Nisha, you'll be racing through the pages. Relatable, memorable and engaging' DAILY EXPRESS
'A paean to women's solidarity wrapped up in a very funny revenge-fuelled caper' THE TIMES
'A warm, witty and uplifting novel . . . It's a joy to spend time with Jojo Moyes' flawed, likeable characters. Another winner from a fabulous author' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'A love letter to the strength of female friendship and how women can really be there for each other' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Hard-hitting and laugh-aloud . . . Two women's lives intertwine and change profoundly in this story full of richly imagined characters' THE TIMES
'Empathy and an extravagant plot collide in Moyes's big hug of a novel' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Riotously fun and an ode to strong female friendships' PRIMA
'One of our absolute fave authors . . . This brilliant story is a sure-fire hit' SUN
'Full of fun, unlikely friendships . . . and female empowerment, it's a welcome escape' WOMAN
'Compelling. Will make you wonder what it's really like to walk in someone else's shoes' GLAMOUR UK
'Somehow heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time' YOURS
PRAISE FOR JOJO MOYES:
'Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Storytelling at its best' MARIE CLAIRE
'A deeply satisfying book full of big emotions' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Britain's best contemporary female author' SUN ON SUNDAY
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The premise of JoJo Moyes’s novel answers the question of what would happen if an author were to take an everyday phrase and turn it into a plotline. Nisha and Sam, the two unlikely (and flawed) heroines in Someone Else’s Shoes are two people who would never have met if not for an unfortunate belongings mix-up at the gym. Nisha is unpleasant, entitled and privileged but suddenly finds herself forced to fend for herself when her husband announces he wants a divorce. Sam on the other hand has been gradually downtrodden by various circumstances in her own life, but finds a glimmer of hope when she accidentally picks up Nisha’s belongings at the gym. From there it’s a case of Sliding Doors meets One Fine Day as the two women battle to get their lives back on track. Moyes seamlessly weaves the two women’s stories together as you find yourself rooting for them both against all odds.
Moyes's charming spin on Trading Places (after The Giver of Stars) follows two 40-something women who end up with each other's shoes. After Sam Kemp accidentally grabs the wrong bag at her London gym and finds in it a custom-made pair of Louboutins, she takes to wearing the heels to business meetings and finds a new confidence among her colleagues. Meanwhile, American Nisha Cantor ends up stuck with Sam's sensible flats. Nisha returns to the hotel where she's staying with her wealthy husband, Carl, only to find he's locked her out and frozen her accounts, blindsiding her. Then the gym suddenly shuts down and Sam has no way to return Nisha's belongings, so she leans into her new life, avoiding her depressed husband and a boss who's out to get her. Meanwhile, Nisha takes a job at the hotel where she was once a guest, and Carl gives her the ultimatum to find the Louboutins, which he'd given to her, or forfeit any kind of divorce settlement. The plot leans a bit too much on convenience, but Moyes is never short on her trademark clever observations (of Sam: "There is a particularly vindictive tenor to the kind of hangover that occurs in your forties"). The author's fans will have a ball.
Someone else’s shoes
Another wonderful by Jo Jo !! Enjoyed every second if reading it and yet again you instantly care about each character and feel like you want to be their friend! Loved it!
Someone else’s shoes
Loved every page and didn’t want it to end……..
Enjoyable first Jojo Moyes book
Liked the way each short chapter switched between two main characters and how the story brought them together. Powerful story about the strength of female friendships. Will definitely read more Jojo Moyes books.