THE UNFORGETTABLE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SIGHT OF YOU
One moment can change everything.
For Lucy, it happens right after she's walked out of her job, uncertain what the future holds. That same night, she finds herself flirting with a handsome stranger at the bar - before unexpectedly running into the man who broke her heart ten years ago. Both men want to see her again, and she needs to decide between them.
But where will each path take her? And what if she'd made a different choice?
Praise for Holly Miller!
'Unique and breathtaking' - Jodi Picoult
'Clever, poignant and very special' - Woman & Home
'Extraordinary' - Beth O'Leary
'A heartrending, beautifully crafted emotional rollercoaster' Mike Gayle
'A gorgeous, unusual love story' Good Housekeeping
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’ve all been there: bad day, meet handsome man in local pub, ex turns up outside said pub to send life spiralling into disarray… This is what happens to newly unemployed Lucy in the first pages of this novel, which subsequently plays out between two cleverly interwoven storylines, one exploring what happens when Lucy chooses to stay in her idyllic hometown, and one looking at what happens when she ups sticks and moves to London to pursue her dream job. Neither of Lucy’s love interests are without fault but you can’t help but root for her to have made the right choice. It’s a funny and engaging read that packs somewhat of an emotional punch and will be highly relatable for anyone who has ever made a snap judgement or decision and been left wondering what could have been if they’d only done the opposite.
Questions of fate and whether anything is "meant to be" wind through Miller's tear-jerking latest (after The Sight of You), the events and tone of which range from sweetly charming to painfully emotional, even melodramatic. After eight years in the same unsatisfying position, Lucy Lambert quits her job and reaches a crossroads: stay in Shoreley, her coastal hometown, or move to London. The story splits to follow her down both paths, each with its own romantic and professional trajectory, alternating nimbly between the two to demonstrate the ramifications of choices large and small. Lucy has always been enchanted by the story of her parents' improbable whirlwind romance, from which she's derived an ardent belief in soulmates; but as the next few years play out, readers see how malleable destiny can be. Miller gracefully intertwines an impressive number of threads across the two paths, though the illustrations of small decisions leading to larger consequences can be heavy-handed, leading the story to occasionally feel emotionally manipulative. Still, Miller addresses intense, complicated issues with a sure hand and skillfully sustains the Sliding Doors conceit. Readers will be captivated throughout.