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Before You Go - Clare Swatman (2017)


Zoe's husband, Ed, dies while cycling to work. One of her biggest regrets is their relationship had been strained leading up to his death. She would love to find a way to tell him that she loves him and that she wishes things had been better between them. And it seems that she may just have her chance after knocking herself unconscious and finding herself back in 1993, on the day she first met Ed when he moved in to her university share house. She then wakes up on subsequent days throughout their relationship. By changing some things in the past, can she change their tragic future? The intriguing premise draws you right in and with a story packed with emotion, it's not hard to imagine yourself in Zoe's shoes. An impressive debut.

Rating 8/10

Before You Go, the debut novel by British journalist Clare Swatman, is about a woman facing the loss of her soulmate. The summary says: "When Zoe's husband Ed dies, her world caves in. But what if Zoe can get Ed back?
You find your soulmate ...
Some people stare love in the face for years before they find it. Zoe and Ed fumbled their way into adulthood, both on different paths - but always in the same direction. Years later, having navigated dead-end jobs and chaotic house shares, romance finally blossoms. Their future together looks set ...
Then the unthinkable happens.
One morning, on his way to work, Ed is knocked off his bike and dies. Now Zoe must find a way to survive. But she's not ready to let go of the memories. How can she forget all of the happy times, their first kiss, everything they'd built together? Zoe decides she has to tell Ed all the things she never said.
Now it's too late. Or is it?" Before You Go is out in February 2017.

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