Released on 05 February 2010.

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One Moment, One Morning

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2017 Winner

Specsavers Silver Bestseller Award


The Brighton to London line.

The 07:44 train.

Carriages packed with commuters.

One woman occupies her time observing the people around her. Opposite, a girl puts on her make-up. Across the aisle, a husband strokes his wife’s hand. Further along, another woman flicks through a glossy magazine.

Then, abruptly, everything changes: a man collapses, the train is stopped, an ambulance called.

And for three passengers that particular morning, life will never be the same again: there’s Lou, in an adjacent seat, who witnesses events first hand; Anna, who’s sitting further up the train, impatient to get to work; and Karen.

Karen is the man’s wife.

Telling the story of the week following that fateful train journey, One Moment, One Morning is a stunning novel about love and loss, secrets and lies, family and – above all – friendship. Memorable and moving, gripping the reader from the very first page, it’s a stark reminder that sometimes, one moment is all it takes to shatter everything. Yet it also reminds us that somehow, despite it all, life can and does go on.