"The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.” Isn’t that a great opening line? A Place for Us, the new novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, is one of those books that grabs you and won’t let you stop until you learn what happens.
Following the life of each member of the family in turn, you are drawn deep into the complex relationships between them. I was impressed at how Harriet Evans pulls of the neat trick of making you really care about her flawed characters – any one of whom would be more than capable of carrying the novel on their own.
In a clever move, publishers Headline are releasing A Place For Us as four exclusive part-serialisations. Martha Winter's family is going to be one a to follow, a modern classic in the making - and are they all finally coming home?
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About the Author
Harriet Evans was born in London and went to Bristol University, where she did Classical Studies. After working on The Lady magazine, she went into publishing, first at Penguin, then at Headline. Harriet started writing in the mornings before work, and in 2003, sent the first few pages of her book to an agent under a pseudonym. This led to a publishing deal with HarperCollins, who have now published all five of her novels and she left her job to write full time. She says ‘I love getting involved with the world I’ve created and the people within it. Hopefully that means the reader loses themselves in something for a few hours too, something that makes them smile, keeps them gripped and is complete escapism. - See more at her website http://www.harriet-evans.com and find her on Facebook and Twitter @HarrietEvans