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Publisher's Summary

Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day, this heart-breaking story of love, loss and life will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about destiny.... 

Where do you see yourself in five years?  

Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man, she's well on her way to fulfilling her life goals.  

That night Dannie falls asleep only to wake up in a different apartment with a different ring on her finger and in the company of a very different man. The TV is on in the background and she can just make out the date. It's the same night - December 15th - but 2025, five years in the future. 

It was just a dream, she tells herself when she wakes, but it felt so real.... 

Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind. 

That is, until four and a half years later, when Dannie turns down a street and there, standing on the corner, is the man from her dream.... 

In Five Years is a love story, brimming with joy and heartbreak. But it is definitely not the love story you're expecting.  

©2020 Rebecca Serle (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic Reviews

"What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original - it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!" (Beth O'Leary, author of Sunday Times best seller The Flatshare)

"I loved In Five Years. A beautiful, intelligent story about friendships and love." (Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times best-selling author of After the End)

"I read it in one late night. Very, very clever. And lovely. The end is exactly what it should be." (Anstey Harris, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton)

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WOW

Emotional and thought provoking. Loved it a must read ! I won’t stop thinking about the words in this book for a while.

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Wonderful story.

I absolutely loved this book. The narration was fabulous. Have lots of tissues handy. Don’t read too many reviews - go in blind and enjoy it.

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Loved it !!!

This book was really surprising. I really enjoyed the twist. The reader was wonderful. Easy to listen too.

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"But not the love story you're expecting"

This story has unexpectedly settled into my chest and will likely stay there. Thought I'd found something interesting and light-hearted to listen to in forty-minute portions throughout my week. Stayed up an entire night listening to it mostly in one sitting. Became quite attached to the characters and find myself still thinking about them.

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Amazing!

The only reason I decided to initially download this book is because Lauren Graham raved about it on Twitter. It’s not usually the type of book I go for so I didn’t think I’d like it at all. I was sooo wrong. It exceeded all my expectations. It is such an amazing book. I listened to it in one sitting. I’ll probably end up listening to it again and get myself a hard copy. Definitely a book I would recommend!

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This book was different than what I expected so that swayed my opinion. While I did enjoy it, I don't think it was amazing. The narration was great.

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So dissapointing

This book started off quite well and looked like it was going to be intriguing. I got half way before I let go of the hope that the book would fulfill its promise. The opening premise just leads to a standard, cliche ridden story with undeveloped characters and the usual tragedy tropes. The book is supposed to be set five years in the future and maybe it is such a short time so that possible future developments don't have to be addressed. So, all the fun of thinking about possible future changes is completely absent. I don't know why it got such good reviews, maybe the best part is in the second half but I am afraid it was not worth the effort of pushing through the tedium to find out.

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Absolutely hooked from the onset!

Loved this book! It was absolutely addictive and I finished it in 2 days. Particularly because the plot keeps surprising you in the best way.

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Not what I expected

This story was so much more than what I expected it to be. It went in a direction that I didn’t think it would, it was actually quite heartbreaking to read but a beautiful story about friendship and love. I found myself crying a lot though the final chapters. Sad but lovely.

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  • 11-04-2020

I couldn’t stop listening!

This book made me all warm and fuzzy inside. It a world where we are on constant rat races, this just gives you perspective that sometimes you just have to let go and let things unfold ❤️

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  • 17-04-2020

Not what you expected

Lovely book. Real people. Real friends. Real life. Honest and emotional people. This could be so true

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  • Miss J Lamb
  • 06-08-2020

Hooked from the start then laughed and cried

I was hooked from the first chapter, Really enjoyed it, I laughed at parts and other had me emotional. Really good audiobook. Looking forward to more from Rebecca Serle.

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  • Caccavale
  • 10-05-2020

Tough love true friendship

It takes a true friend to open your eyes even if you do not want to see the truth. I enjoyed a holiday weekend reading this book in the garden.

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  • sonia
  • 21-04-2020

This book had me hooked!

Couldn’t stop listening to this book, beautiful novel which challenged my thinking and perceptions on love.

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  • nav248
  • 26-11-2020

couldn't put it down

was a real page turner. finished in a few days and that's not normal for me

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  • Shazza
  • 09-11-2020

captivating!!

Really enjoyable read! Kept me on edge throughout the whole of the story, the happiness, the sadness, the ending.... how it all happened.... gripping.... would read again thank you

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  • Georgina Speller
  • 08-11-2020

Beautiful and not in a way expected

It’s so easy to become totally invested in the characters, the way the plot develops from the opening chapters makes you anticipate the ending only for it to be spun in a heartbreakingly beautiful and unexpected way. Will be telling everyone I know to read it

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  • Rosie Harding
  • 09-10-2020

Unexpected

Slow to start; seemed predictable until it wasn't. A different kind of love story. Appreciated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-2020

Weak

The idea had potential. Felt no connection with characters. Listing foods, take outs etc is not interesting.

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  • Sam J.
  • 12-07-2020

Good book

Listend as audiobook. really enjoyed the story, unfortunately I found the narrator a bit annoying

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