A beautiful story of love and second chances, with a remarkable family at its heart, from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
So much can change in half a lifetime…
At fifteen, George is the foster brother Leah never asked for. As the angry, troubled boy struggles to come to terms with his circumstances, Leah finds herself getting drawn closer to him.
Theo’s wealthy family have mysteriously pulled him out of boarding school and he’s now enrolled at the local state school with Leah and George. When their worlds collide that summer, the three teenagers form a bond they believe will be unbreakable. But life doesn’t always go to plan...
Shocking news brings Leah back to Yorkshire, baby daughter in tow. But Emilie’s father Theo isn’t with them, and George has unexpectedly returned. After half a lifetime, have they healed the scars of their pasts? Will coming back home set their hearts in a different direction?
‘A beautiful story about love and family and healing broken hearts. It swept me up and wouldn’t let me go – I loved it’ BETH O’LEARY
'Gorgeous, brimming with heart, this is Paige Toon at her best. Beautiful and accomplished... A class act' MILLY JOHNSON
‘What a perfect emotive journey! I could feel every character so brilliantly, the writing was beyond immersive… I really never wanted this to end!’ LOUISE PENTLAND
‘Utterly brilliant… I want to go back and read it all again. A book that highlights the strength of love and the importance of compassion and understanding’ GIOVANNA FLETCHER
‘An absolute tearjerker, full of love for the family we’re born into and the one we build along the way. This book will live in my heart for a long, long time’ LINDSEY KELK
‘Someone I Used To Know had me hooked from the first page to the last. I adored everything about this gorgeous story and the unforgettable family at its heart’ CATHERINE ISAAC
‘A heartfelt, heartbreaking and heartwarming story of love, family and loss and the ties that bind us’ DANI ATKINS
‘Broke my heart, pieced it back together and made it soar… And I absolutely didn’t see that twist coming’ ZOË FOLBIGG
‘I can’t even cope with how much I loved Someone I Used To Know. It’s so wonderful and warm and clever and funny… I’ve already messaged half a dozen friends to insist they pre-order their copy’ LUCY VINE
‘I just loved it – I was so invested. Touching, beautiful, romantic… and the hottest love interest omg!’ LIA LOUIS
'This novel almost finished me off! An absolute heartwarming delight delivered with Paige's trademark warmth. The wonderful cast of characters will stay with you long after you've reached the final page' KATY COLINS
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Ever since her 2007 debut, Lucy in the Sky, Paige Toon has been a go-to author for warm-hearted, page-turning love stories. And Someone I Used To Know is true to form. It is told through the eyes of Leah, both then—as a teenager dealing with burgeoning romantic feelings, including for a boy fostered by her parents—and now—as an adult with a young daughter, facing an unthinkable tragedy. When that boy comes back into her life, she is at once confused and excited. Toon captures the teenagers’ growing feelings, which they struggle to fully understand, and those of the adults, which they struggle to control, with an unerringly compassionate touch. She’s an expert at rendering chemistry on the page, and the result is as comforting as it is compelling.
Amazing as always
Always been a fan of Paige since I picked up Chasing Daisy. Love all her books - this one is no exception. Can never put any of her books down
I absolutely LOVE her books
A delicate balance of heartwarming and heart wrenching. So beautifully written.