By r brassington, Jan 19 2020 05:14PM
It takes a lot for me to get through a book fast, but this one I read in less than a week. Unusual in that you know the possible ending before the book really begins, but a great juxtaposition that sends the whole book careering in a different direction. There’s a girl, life stable, secure, planned out, and she likes it that way, but a vision of what could be sends everything careering off course, maybe the way she secretly wishes it could. Set over five years, but mainly at the beginning and the end of those years, it’s a New York story of listening to your gut in the most challenging of circumstances.
The city was as much a part of the story than the characters themselves, which I always love. I’d recommend In Five Years. It wasn’t the book I thought it was going to be but that’s not a bad thing. Four stars.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle is out 3rd March 2020 published by Quercus Books.