Genre: Fiction
Published: 9 February 2017
Publisher: Macmillan
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Before You Go

by Clare Swatman


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?

“Irresistible . . . A delightfully bitter-sweet story that will appeal to fans of One Day.” - Sunday Mirror
“Clare Swatman…makes us laugh, sigh and cry in a poignant debut novel… Swatman, who writes with assurance, persuasion and style, tackles the age-old conundrums of love, loss, regret and redemption in a moving, thought-provoking and cleverly crafted story that is charged with emotional energy… Bittersweet, warm and perceptive, this is a beautiful first novel from an exciting new author…” - Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post
“Fans of Sliding Doors, take note because you won’t want to miss the heart-wrenching debut novel Before You Go by Clare Swatman.” - Emerald Street