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One Day in Summer by Shari Low


One day in summer, three lives are about to change forever. After two decades of looking after others, this is the day that Agnetha McMaster is reclaiming her life. It's her turn, her time but will she have the courage to start again? Ten years ago, Mitchell McMaster divorced Agnetha and married her best friend, Celeste. Now he suspects his second wife is having an affair. This is the day he’ll discover if karma has come back to bite him. Thanks to a DNA test, this is the day that Hope McTeer will finally meet her biological father. But will the reunion bring Hope the answers that she’s looking for? Three people. Twenty-four hours. A lifetime of secrets to unravel.



I found this to be quite compulsive reading as strand after strand of the intricate web of the story is revealed. The author cleverly sends the reader in different directions and I was second guessing constantly until things eventually fell into place.

The characters are well drawn and although the story is told from several points of view, every one is separate and distinct. I also loved the idea of the timeline taking place over one day, with the odd foray into the past so bring the whole thing together. It was a great piece of plotting.

I read it in one day, when I also had several other commitments, and I can usually gauge how much I enjoyed a book by the speed at which I eat it - this one was gobbled up!

About the Author

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 20 novels, including One Day In Winter and My One Month Marriage and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow.

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