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A Life Without You
01 Apr 2017 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781784978259

When Jen's best friend Dee dies in car accident she vows to honour Dee's dreams and take care of everything and everyone she loved.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 352 pages
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This is Me
The Other Wives Club
The Story of Our Life
Because Mummy Said So
With or Without You
One Day in Winter
Another Day in Winter
The Last Day of Winter
Also by Shari Low
A Life Without You: An emotional page-turner to make you laugh and cryby Shari Low

Touching, funny, and bittersweet, this is a story that will make you laugh, cry, and call your best friend to tell her you love her.

30-year-old Dee Harper and her husband, Luke, are blissfully happy. Everyday she makes her loyal parents Val & Don incredibly proud. Jen has been her best friend and 'adopted sister' since their days of teenage crushes, bad 90's make-up and huge hair. They are just like any other group of family and friends, living life, getting by with equal measures of love and laughter.

Until one day everything changes. Dee is gone, killed by a reckless driver, leaving the people she loved to deal with their grief in different ways.

A marriage is rocked as a parent becomes consumed with seeking justice. A husband struggles to accept the loss of his wife and their future. And a friend discovers that there were shocking secrets that went unshared.

But all of them have to learn that the only way forward is to let go of the past.

What readers are saying about A LIFE WITHOUT YOU:

'Another great story from Shari Low; again showing her in understanding of human emotions, and human frailty. I definitely recommend it!'

'Such superb writing that you are completely drawn in and captivated by each character... you will not be able to stop reading from the moment you start'

'Brilliant from start to finish'

Shari lives in Glasgow and writes a weekly opinion column and Book Club page for a well known newspaper. She is married to a very laid-back guy and has two athletic teenage sons, who think she's fairly embarrassing, except when they need a lift.

Successful author with over 17 books to her name.

Writes a weekly opinion column and Book Club for the Daily Record.

Over 60,000 copies sold of The Story of Our Life and The Other Wives Club.

'This was a great book from a lovely new author to me, I can't wait for more to come in the future from Shari' Being Unique Being a Reader

'From the moment you pick up the book and start reading you can't help but be captivated. Her books are always touching, bittersweet and will pull at your heartstrings' Sky Hogan, NetGalley

I love Shari Low's books and this book was no exception... The beginning was heartbreaking and the secrets of Dee's life that unravelled were unexpected. This was an excellent book and I would highly recommend it' Christine Halligan, NetGalley

'The book starts off at a cracking pace and never really lets up... It is a great, very true to life, tale – one which deserves all the praise I've already seen being heaped upon it' Tara Greaves, NetGalley

'I will be reading more of this author's books, her storytelling is captivating and realistic' Emma Sibley, NetGalley

I loved the family set up, and being from Glasgow the characters were so true to life... Another great read - keep them coming!' Alison Cairns, NetGalley

'What a wonderful wonderful fabulous book, it made me cry in several parts - loved it loved it' Susan Anne Burton, NetGalley

'If you're in need of a good cry mixed with some good laughs, this is a book you'll want to get your hands on. It's sad and hopeful and angry and beautiful and... well, it runs the whole gamut of emotions. I've really come to care about the characters and already know that I would love to see them again in another book' The Well-Read Pirate Queen

I loved that this had a little mystery to it... If you've read Catherine McKenzie's novel Hidden – and loved it, then you'll love this one too. A really solid read' Lynne Frappier, NetGalley

Really dramatic and heart-wrenching read. It does a great job of portraying grief and regret... This book isn't all tragedy and loss. There are some really funny moments in it too, and you really get attached to the characters' Sarah Joint, NetGalley

I always love Shari Low's books... There were lots of interesting ethical questions in this book - and I was riveted until the end' A Nurse and a Book

'Written with such honesty and humour that ultimately it is a really uplifting book' Pauline Barnaby, NetGalley

'A truly beautiful read which showcases Shari Low's incredible literary talent, as well as her ability to trickle emotion through each and every chapter like a mini waterfall. Outstanding' The Writing Garnet

'A lovely bittersweet book, very emotional but with laughs along the way and a book that stays with you after you have finished reading it' Sally Coles, NetGalley

'A gripping, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching yet uplifting novel fans of Jojo Moyes and Lisa Jewell are going to love. Packed with recognisable characters, realistic scenarios and a heart-racing plot that will keep you eagerly turning the pages, A Life Without You is a captivating tale that packs plenty of emotional punch' Bookish Jottings

'The characters were so realistic as were the settings. Just when I thought I knew where the story was heading it totally changed direction' Chaz Bookworm

I absolutely loved, loved this book... A lovely story that will tug at your heartstrings and have you smiling all the way to the end' Grass Monster

'A really funny book, and also extremely sad and poignant at times. A fantastic read. I would thoroughly recommend' Fiona McCormick, NetGalley

'There were moments which made me laugh as well as cry throughout this brilliantly told tale' Joanne Dibb, NetGalley

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