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The No-Show

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529409123

Price: £14.99

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The funny, heart-breaking and uplifting new novel from the author of The Flatshare

*The instant Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller*

‘Ingenious, heartwarming and romantic’ SOPHIE KINSELLA
‘Surprising and deeply satisfying’ EMILY HENRY
‘The kind of book that leaves an impression on your heart’ HOLLY MILLER
‘Such a clever, finely woven, sweet and heart-rending story’ BOLU BABALOLA


Three women. Three dates. One missing man…

8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it – she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast on Valentine’s Day surely means something … so where is he?

2.43 p.m. Miranda’s hoping that a Valentine’s Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It’s a fresh start and a sign that her life is falling into place: she’s been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn’t he shown up?

6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane’s fake boyfriend at an engagement party. They’ve not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he’s not here…

Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.

The No-Show is the brilliantly funny, heart-breaking and joyful new novel from Beth O’Leary about dating, and waiting, and the ways love can find us. An utterly extraordinary tearjerker of a book, this is O’Leary’s most ambitious novel yet.

‘The kind of book you want all your friends to read so that you can talk about it non-stop’ LIZZIE DAMILOLA BLACKBURN
‘A brilliant, multilayered, romantic stunner’ LAUREN HO
‘Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever’ GILLIAN McALLISTER
‘A superb rom-com with a heart wrenching twist’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Perfect escapism: romantic and uplifting with a twist you won’t see coming’ LUCY DIAMOND
‘Charming and delightful!’ LAURA WILLIAMS
‘It will break your heart in a million different ways’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘A truly brilliant book’ LUCY VINE
‘Fresh and surprising yet still so distinctly Beth O’Leary’ CAROLINE HULSE
‘This book will stop-start your heart with plenty of tears and plenty of laughter’ LIA LOUIS
‘Fresh, clever, superbly plotted . . . A triumph’ MIKE GAYLE
Beth O’Leary at her very bestLINDSEY KELK
‘Achingly clever, another fabulous read from Beth O’Leary’ SOPHIE COUSENS

A Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller w/c 24/04/2022

Reviews

Beth O'Leary is that rare, one-in-a-million talent who can make you laugh, swoon, cry and ache all in the same book and The No-Show is her most moving yet. O'Leary's wit, charm and heart are on full, fantastic display in this cosy, surprising and deeply satisfying novel. I couldn't possibly love it more
Emily Henry
Fresh, clever and superbly plotted, The No-Show will sweep you up, break your heart and put it all back together again. A triumph
Mike Gayle
Perfect escapism: romantic and uplifting with a twist you won't see coming
Lucy Diamond
Beth O'Leary crafts novels with such wit, heart and truth. The No-Show is an ingenious, heartwarming and romantic story with great depths amid the humour and lightness
Sophie Kinsella
This is a genius of a book! The kind of book you want all your friends to read so that you can talk about it non-stop. Trust me, you'll be buzzing long after you've read the final page
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Beth O'Leary writes a brilliant, multilayered, romantic stunner with a poignant twist that you won't see coming. You won't be able to put this down
Lauren Ho
I found this to be the most emotionally written of Beth's books, one that leaves an impact on your mind. I cannot recommend it enough; it is bursting with feeling
The Belfast Telegraph
As joyful as it is difficult, as friendly as it is unexpected, The No-Show makes a compelling case for complexity
i News
With this clever romance, The Flatshare author is back at her best . . . I really enjoyed this bittersweet, heartwarming read
Good Housekeeping
Three love stories in one, told in delicate, beautiful layers, this is such a clever, finely woven sweet and heart-rending story that I found myself utterly enchanted by!
Bolu Babalola
Super-clever and super-readable, this brilliant book is going to be a massive hit
The Sun
I raced through it
Daily Mail
Her fourth book is another gripping page-turner but with a more ambitious concept than her earlier novels . . . A superb rom-com with a heart wrenching twist
Daily Express
Beth O'Leary's latest novel opens with three women - Siobhan, Miranda and Jane - who have all been stood up on Valentine's Day by the same man. The question is, why? The trio try to work out what has happened to the elusive Joseph Carter - and their willingness to forgive him at first feels frustrating. But as the story unfolds, the lives of the main players draw the reader in until the tale builds to its unexpected, but ultimately satisfying, ending.
Alison Kershaw, i
Beth O'Leary has done it again with The No-Show, an endearing clash of people in a twisting plot which stays in your thoughts long after you finish
Buzz Magazine