The Love of My Life

Rosie Walsh

23 June 2022
368 pages


A page-turning OMG love story, The Love of My Life is a bold, mysterious romance from Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call.

'Dazzling' - Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs

I have held you every night for ten years and I didn’t even know your name. We have a child together. A dog, a house.

Who are you?

Emma loves her husband Leo and their young daughter Ruby: she’d do anything for them. But almost everything she's told them about herself is a lie.

And she might just have got away with it, if it weren’t for her husband’s job. Leo is an obituary writer and Emma is a well-known marine biologist. So, when she suffers a serious illness, Leo copes by doing what he knows best: reading and writing about her life.

But as he starts to unravel her past, he discovers the woman he loves doesn’t really exist. Even her name is made-up.

When the very darkest moments of Emma’s past life finally emerge, she must somehow prove to Leo that she really is the woman he always thought she was. But first, she must tell him about the love of her other life . . .

'Stunning' – Daily Mail

'A winning combination of big emotions and didn't-see-that-coming twist' – Good Housekeeping

'I couldn't put it down' - Jane Fallon, author of Worst Idea Ever

'An absolute triumph' - Jill Mansell, author of Should I Tell You?

'It made me cry, smile and hug my own loved ones a little tighter' - Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare

[A] compelling, painful romance, with the page-turning plot of a psychological thriller . . . Stunning
The Love of My Life is a dazzling supernova of a book, which picks you up on line one and doesn't let you go until the very end. Each chapter is filled with heart-breaking twists and revelations, and it's brimming with human warmth and intelligence
Fabulous! Unexpected, gripping and surprisingly heart wrenching. I couldn’t put it down