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In Five Years

In Five Years

‘SMART, EMOTIONAL, INTRIGUING AND COMPELLING – I LOVED IT!’ JILL MANSELL

Full of twists and turns, this is a heart-breaking yet uplifting story about love and friendship, and is one of this year’s must-readsHeat magazine *****

Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day, this heart-breaking story of love, loss and life will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about destiny…
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man, she’s well on her way to fulfilling her life goals.
That night Dannie falls asleep only to wake up in a different apartment with a different ring on her finger, and in the company of a very different man. The TV is on in the background, and she can just make out the date. It’s the same night – December 15th – but 2025, five years in the future.
It was just a dream, she tells herself when she wakes, but it felt so real… Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.
That is, until four and a half years later, when Dannie turns down a street and there, standing on the corner, is the man from her dream…
In Five Years is a love story, brimming with joy and heartbreak. But it is definitely not the love story you’re expecting.

‘What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original – it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!‘ BETH O’LEARY, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Flatshare

‘I adored In Five Years, it’s so poignant and tender. It broke my heart‘ JOSIE SILVER, author of One Day in December

‘I loved In Five Years. A beautiful, intelligent story about friendships and love‘ CLARE MACKINTOSH, Sunday Times bestselling author of After the End

A rare love story with an unexpected endingBella magazine

‘I read it in one late night. Very, very clever. And lovely. The end is EXACTLY what it should be’ ANSTEY HARRIS, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget‘ CHLOE BENJAMIN, author of The Immortalists

Clever, heartbreaking and beautifully written. The perfect story’ HOLLY MILLER, author of The Sight of You

‘A wonderfully unique read. Clever, compelling and always surprising‘ HEIDI SWAIN, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Wish List

Smart, clever and achingly beautiful. Not many love stories surprise me, but this one did. I really loved it‘ DANI ATKINS, bestselling author of Fractured and A Million Dreams

‘An exquisite portrayal of friendship and love at its purest. Stunning‘ EMMA COOPER, author of The Songs of Us

Deeply moving and emotional – I absolutely adored it‘ SUSAN ELLIOT WRIGHT, author of The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood

‘What a wonderful book. So moving and such an amazing, satisfying ending. Excellently done‘ TRACY REES, author of The House at Silvermoor

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 10th March 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529405804

Reviews

What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original - it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!
Beth O'Leary, author of SUNDAY TIMES bestseller THE FLATSHARE
I read it in one late night. Very, very clever. And lovely. The end is EXACTLY what it should be
Anstey Harris, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick THE TRUTHS AND TRIUMPHS OF GRACE ATHERTON
IN FIVE YEARS is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won't forget
Chloe Benjamin, author of THE IMMORTALISTS
Clever, compelling and always surprising. A wonderfully unique read
Heidi Swain, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
Smart, clever and achingly beautiful. Not many love stories surprise me, but this one did. I really loved it
Dani Atkins, bestselling author of FRACTURED
An original and gorgeously written tale of love and friendship that will both tug at your heart strings and keep you guessing. If you want a story that thinks 'out of the box' and still delivers a hefty emotional punch, this one's for you
FIONA HARPER, author of THE MEMORY COLLECTOR
This surprising, sob-inducing novel is the ultimate makes-you-sit-up-and-think read... We inhaled this pitch-perfect story in one delicious go
FABULOUS magazine
This surprising, sob-inducing novel is the ultimate makes-you-sit-up-and-think read... We inhaled this pitch-perfect story in one delicious go
FABULOUS magazine
An original and gorgeously written tale of love and friendship that will both tug at your heart strings and keep you guessing. If you want a story that thinks 'out of the box' and still delivers a hefty emotional punch, this one's for you
FIONA HARPER, author of THE MEMORY COLLECTOR
Smart, emotional, intriguing and compelling - I loved it!
JILL MANSELL, author of IT STARTED WITH A SECRET
Deeply moving and emotional - I absolutely adored it
SUSAN ELLIOT WRIGHT, author of THE FLIGHT OF CORNELIA BLACKWOOD
What a wonderful book. So moving and such an amazing, satisfying ending. Excellently done
TRACY REES, author of THE HOUSE AT SILVERMOOR
I adored In Five Years, it's so poignant and tender. It broke my heart
JOSIE SILVER, author of ONE DAY IN DECEMBER
I loved In Five Years. A beautiful, intelligent story about friendships and love
CLARE MACKINTOSH, author of AFTER THE END
A rare kind of love story... we read it in one sitting!
Closer magazine
Full of twists and turns, this is a heart-breaking yet uplifting story about love and friendship, and is one of this year's must-reads
Heat magazine *****
A rare love story with an unexpected ending
Bella magazine
Touching, poignant and I wept buckets through the first half, so I would advise you not to read it in public
Prima
This cleverly plotted tale will certainly put you through the emotional wringer
Sunday Mirror
An absolutely beautiful, thoughtful and moving read... It's such an innovative story, and Serle has done an amazing job at creating a story that surprised me at every turn
NB Magazine
Irresistible... Surprisingly engrossing, this is one for your book club
Image magazine
This weepy-yet-witty romance will have you hooked
Stellar magazine
As the story unfolds, it turns out that what she foresaw wasn't all it seemed, and the events of the five years are as heartbreaking and poignant as they are unexpected
Glamour
The book features one of the most tender and raw portrayals of female friendship that will leave you yearning for your dearest friends...It'll teach you so much about how unexpected life can be and just how valuable our friends are
Mummy Pages
Expect the unexpected and be prepared to shed more than a few tears at this heart-warming read
Woman & Home
Not many books give away the ending in the first chapter . . . heart-breaking and poignant
Glamour magazine