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The bench by Cromer beach

The bench by Cromer beach

Author(s): R J Gould

Location(s): Norfolk

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Current



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Five people in a sleepy English coastal town. One year that changes everything.

They seem to have it all. They’re in good health and are financially secure. They live in a pleasant and comfortable town. But as their lives intertwine, cracks emerge and restlessness grows.

For Clive, is retirement the beginning of the end? Can fun-loving Saskia break free from her adulterous husband? Will Andy marry his childhood sweetheart? Is Jamie prepared to change his dishonest ways? Might Ellie’s happy marriage be shattered by temptation?

Heartwarming and heartbreaking collide in this novel about aspirations, expectations and the realities of everyday life.

“I really enjoyed this access to intertwining lives, rather in the manner of a superior soap opera. It’s gossipy, engaging and well-structured for maximum entertainment.” Adèle Geras, Author

“The novel rolls along easily in an uncomplicated fashion and you roll along with it, tantalised by the story line.”

“R J Gould brings his characters to life as he introduces a group of seemingly normal people with seemingly normal lives, yet it soon becomes clear that they are anything but…”

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