Death in a prison cell, a birthday celebration gone awry, dead mice, dawning realisations and a chance encounter on a train…As the light dawns on a grim, dark January, it soon becomes clear; this could be The Circle’s annus horribilis.
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‘Capricorn’ is the first episode of In The Stars. For those readers unfamiliar with the Hiding Behind The Couch series, it re-introduces the main characters, so you could pick it up from here and perhaps catch up with the previous books later.
In The Stars explores the day-to-day lives of The Circle—nine friends from high school, now it their late thirties—following them through celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
Each episode covers the period of time indicated by the zodiac sign from which it takes its title.
The full novels of In The Stars Part I: Capricorn–Gemini and In The Stars Part II: Cancer–Sagittarius are also available for purchase (paperback/ebook).
In The Stars Part I is season four in the Hiding Behind The Couch Series.
The story follows chronologically from The Harder They Fall (Season Three), Crying in the Rain (Novel) and First Christmas (Novella). It continues in Breaking Waves (Novella) and In The Stars Part II (Season Five).
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What readers say about the Hiding Behind The Couch Series:
“The remarkable characterisation in these novels is what makes them for me.”
“This story reminds me of my favorite movies about friendship and relationships.”
“Few authors have explored the depths of longtime friends within a group, or ‘circle’ the way Debbie McGowan has!”