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.