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?
'Paige Toon is best known as the international queen of the tantalisingly delayed romance, the kind of true love story where the chemistry is off the scale but the path is strewn with obstacles.' Adelaide Advertiser
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Paige Toon’s marvellous novel Someone I Used To Know delivers a gripping story of a love triangle, told across two time periods simply marked as "Then" and "Now". Following an unexpected tragedy, young mum Leah struggles with feelings of grief and love. She’s forced to confront the difficult experiences she endured as a foster child that have become a constant, destabilising undercurrent in her adult life. Toon, best known for her heart-wrenching plot lines and surprising twists, doesn’t hold back from the moments of sorrow, but unpacks the emotional weight of Leah’s story with her reliably light touch and understated wisdom. Set on an alpaca farm in North Yorkshire and full of warmly drawn characters you won’t want to say goodbye to, this is a delightful and heartfelt pageturner.