Book of the month for May


May’s Book of the Month is the Sunday Times bestselling debut novel from Beth Morrey – Saving Missy.


About the book

Missy Carmichael's life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she's done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something different. A new life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But 79 is too late for a second chance. Isn't it?


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'A touching, deftly written debut that celebrates community and kindness.' - The Sunday Times

'Moving and optimistic... will delight readers right up to the very last pages.' - Stylist

'Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting. Reminds you that everyone deserves a second chance. I loved it.' - Nina Stibbe, Reasons to be Cheerful

'A thought-provoking, uplifting read that is far from predictable.' - The Independent

'Tender, funny and thoughtful... wholeheartedly celebrates second chances and the power of friendships.' - Daily Express

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