The View on the Way Down

3.96 based on 477 ratings & 80 reviews on Goodreads.com

'Brilliant'
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'Unforgettable'
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Emma used to have two brothers, but five years ago Kit died and on the day of his funeral Jamie left home and never came back. Their parents never talk about what happened. But now Emma is older she is beginning to ask questions - and she's never given up hope that she will see Jamie again . . .

Told with honesty and warmth, The View on the Way Down is the story of a devastating act of brotherly love that will open your eyes even as it breaks your heart.


'This is a book that leaves you contemplating many things. The complexity of sibling relationships, the hidden contagiousness of mental illness, the long shadows cast by childhood and the pain that is the price of love'
Matt Haig, Guardian

'So compassionate, so heartbreaking . . . the story wouldn't let me go'
Shelley Harris

'A wonderfully moving portrayal of love and pain with a mystery right at its heart. I defy anybody to read this book and not be touched in some way'
Sally Brampton

About Rebecca Wait

Rebecca Wait has been writing for as long as she can remember and has won numerous prizes for short stories and plays. She wrote The View on the Way Down in the evenings whilst working as a teaching assistant.

Rebecca lives in London. You can find her online at: rebeccawait.com and twitter.com/rebeccawait.

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