Cover of novel Life, Slightly - a pond with a single leaf floating in it

Absolutely beautiful. So moving and incredibly immersive, what a gorgeous story!
Joanna Cannon

Beautiful, thought-provoking and unusual. Will stay with me a long time.
Louise Beech

Thoughtful and touching, without shying away from dark topics.
Harriet Tyce

Compulsively readable like a thriller, but beautifully written like a Sally Rooney novel.
Awais Khan

I was deeply moved by this beautifully told story of love, forgiveness, and finding your way. The characters really shone and I couldn’t stop turning the pages.
Laura Pearson

About Life, Slightly

Two strangers, one bench. Two lives, one lie.

When Gavin meets Jackie on a bench in the local park, he thinks she’s a stranger. She knows better. She’s connected to him in ways he can’t yet imagine.

She swore she wouldn’t do this again but it’s real this time. So real, she might do something reckless and tell him everything.

He’ll understand. It wasn’t her fault, not really. Perhaps he’ll forgive her, even if she can never forgive herself.

Covers for the 3 invisible lives novels, Beat The Rain, The Pursuit or Ordinary and Life, Slightly

Forbidden love, betrayal, grief, loss, redemption and second chances… and death.

Life, Slightly is part of the Invisible Lives series. The books can be read in any order. Other novels in the series include Beat The Rain and The Pursuit of Ordinary.

Awards and accolades

Best Debut Author, Semifinalist, Goodreads Choice Awards
Beat The Rain

Finalist, The People’s Book Prize for Fiction
The Pursuit of Ordinary

Longlisted, The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize
The Pursuit of Ordinary

Call in, The Booker Prize
The Pursuit of Ordinary