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Trapped between life and the afterlife, three women meet and share their stories while discovering the truth about the men in their lives—and about themselves.
Suspended in an eerie state of limbo, an entity called the Gatekeeper tells Nikki, Ronnie, and Mrs. Hawthorne they are on the cusp of entering the afterlife—but only if the women can persuade him that in their earthly lives, they knew the meaning of love.
Fragments of their memories return, plunging them back into their pasts, and forcing them to face the desires, disappointments, addictions, lies, and obsessions they battled in life.
But before time runs out, will they find the answer to the ultimate question: what is love?
Publisher: BloodHound Books
Publication Date: May 16, 2022
"Darkly funny and completely gripping, with brilliantly flawed characters you can't help rooting for, even when they're bad.' Frances Quinn - The Smallest Man
"Fascinating and Compelling. Feminist themes here, which I loved, and a brilliant mystery, and best of all, some highly skilled storytelling." Laura Pearson - I Wanted You To Know
‘Utterly mind blowing! If Stuart Turton had written Gone Girl it would look like this. Intelligent, compelling writing that is genre defining. Brilliant!’ Victoria Dowd - The Supper Club Murders
‘Gripping, thought-provoking and clever.’ Nicola Gill - We Are Family
"Magical - Feels like a message from my Fairy Godmother" Natasha Hastings - Author
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Caron grew up in a mining town on the east coast of Scotland where her dad would return from the pit and fill her life with his tall tales and encourage her to tell her own. Despite this, she never thought about making a career in writing – that was what posh people did, not someone from a working-class council estate.
Caron had three childhood dreams in life: to become a published author, to become a teacher, and for David Essex to fall in love with her. Two out of three ain’t bad, and she’s delighted with that.
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Tags: Adult, Contemporary, Literary, Magical Realism, Mystery, Paranormal, Speculative Fiction/SFF, Suspense, Women's Fiction