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'Beautifully' balanced pathos and humour in 'You are Here'

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Publish Date
Sat, 11 May 2024, 2:15pm
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'Beautifully' balanced pathos and humour in 'You are Here'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 11 May 2024, 2:15pm

Five Bad Deeds by Caz Frear  

Teacher, mother, wife, and all-around good citizen Ellen is juggling nonstop commitments, from raising a teen and two toddlers to job-hunting to finally renovating her dream home, the Meadowhouse. Amidst the chaos, an ominous note arrives in the mail, People have to learn there are consequences, Ellen. And I’m going to teach you that lesson. Right under your nose.

Why would someone send her this? Ellen has no clue. She’s no angel—a white lie here, an occasional sharp tongue there—but nothing to incur the wrath of an anonymous enemy. She’d never intentionally hurt anyone. But intention doesn’t matter to someone. Someone blames this supposed “good person” for all the bad they’ve experienced. And maybe they have reason to? Because few of us get through life without leaving a black mark on someone else’s. Could the five bad deeds that come to haunt Ellen explain why things have gone so horribly wrong? As she races to discover who’s set on destroying her reputation and her future, Ellen continues to receive increasingly threatening messages... each one hitting closer to everything she cherishes. 

 

You Are Here by David Nicholls 

Sometimes you need to get lost to find your way 

Marnie is stuck. 

Stuck working alone in her London flat, stuck battling the long afternoons and a life that often feels like it's passing her by. 

Michael is coming undone. 

Reeling from his wife's departure, increasingly reclusive, taking himself on long, solitary walks across the moors and fells. 

When a persistent mutual friend and some very English weather conspire to bring them together, Marnie and Michael suddenly find themselves alone on the most epic of walks and on the precipice of a new friendship. 

But can they survive the journey? 

A new love story by beloved bestseller David Nicholls, You Are Here is a novel of first encounters, second chances and finding the way home. 

 

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