‘For fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty, this book is an intense page-turner… a book that you won't be able to put down until the very last page. It’s awesome, read it!’ Our Grand Life
A new home can be a happy ending. Or a fresh start. Or a hiding place...
Of all the emotions single mother Kate Jones feels as she walks into her brand new house on Parkview Road, hope is the most unexpected. She has changed her name and her daughter’s, and moved across the country to escape the single mistake that destroyed their lives.
Kate isn’t the only woman on the street starting afresh. Warm, whirlwind Gisela with her busy life and confident children, and sharp, composed Sally, with her spontaneous marriage and high-flying career, are the first new friends Kate has allowed herself in years. Whilst part of her envies their seemingly perfect lives, their friendship might help Kate to leave her guilt behind.
Until one day, everything changes. Kate is called to the scene of a devastating car accident, the consequences of which will test everything the women thought they knew about each other, and themselves.
Can Kate stop her own secrets from unravelling, or was her hope for a new life in vain?
From the bestselling author of The Silent Wife, The Woman I Was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us – and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
Readers love The Woman I Was Before:
‘It’s been a long time since I read a whole book in 24 hours but there was no way I was putting down The Woman I Was Before. No one writes complex, painful family love like Kerry Fisher. Real and raw but funny too. Loved it!’ Iona Grey, author of Letters to the Lost
‘Wow, what a corker of a novel… exactly the sort of novel that creeps into your life and you don’t want to put down… will keep you turning the pages, anxiously, excitedly and soon to reach a thrilling conclusion.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved it!!!! Fell in love with the characters, so real and relatable.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was absolutely smitten with this book! I enjoyed it from the first page to the last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book – I lost my whole Sunday reading – just couldn't put it down!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Kate’s secret, when revealed, is gut-wrenching... An excellent read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A cracking character-driven story that enthralled me.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘5 stars! Kerry Fisher has once again nailed it with this fantastic book about how our lives may not really be as wonderful as we like to present them on social media.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is the first book I’ve read by Ms Fisher and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! It sucked me in from the beginning!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wives and mothers have an inexplicable need to use social media to share cozy snapshots and smart hash-tags that give the sense of a bright and shiny life. Kerry Fisher writes an endearing story about what really happens outside of the photo frame for women who are dealing with the challenges life brings. A wonderful read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘There are secrets galore, some big, some bigger. Very well done!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘An excellent read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I enjoyed every page.’ NetGalley Reviewer
Customer ReviewsSee All
Slow and dragged
Would have been more interesting had it been about 100 pages shorter. Dragged on and on...
Really good read!
The Woman I Was Before examines the disparity in the lives of three neighbors between what they post on social media and what actually is occurring. Publicly they are living perfect lives with adoring families. Privately, however, is a very different story. Read this excellent story to see what happens when the three women begin to see that the real lives of those they have been envious of begin to be revealed. You will have a hard time closing the book for any reason...it is that good! It is well written and easy for the American audience to understand, even though the punctuation and a lot of references are British. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend.
This book was written so cleverly. At first it’s confusing with the different names and trying to situate the different stories, but as you keep reading you won’t be able to put it down! Great book.