Alice Peterson Author of If You Were Here

Ten Years On

- Can Rebecca answer those questions and move on?

‘Loved this book. Alice Peterson has the writing style – much like Kinsella, Costello & Toon – that keeps you turning the pages’

Leah, Book Review

Rebecca is happily married to Olly and content with her job at a glamorous London art gallery. But when tragedy strikes, she decides to move back to her childhood home in the country, hoping time will help her to heal.

Joe, born in the same country town as Rebecca, had a falling out with her a decade ago. Now he’s the successful owner of a wine bar, Maison Joe, and is breaking local hearts by dating a striking actress, Peta.

Rebecca finds living with her parents again a challenge. Nor is it easy to discover that Joe lives and works too close for comfort. When she sees him once more, memories rush back to haunt her, along with unanswered questions about the past. Why did they lose touch? What was Olly hiding?

Can Rebecca answer those questions and move on?


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  • ‘A lovely read, tackling both light and dark material with real assurance. I love the idea of a love triangle where one of the characters has died, which actually makes him more of an obstacle than if he were still alive. Also, the thought that you can find true love twice feels a strong romantic notion – and quite true, I’m sure.’
    Tom Williams – ‘Chalet Girl’ screenwriter
  • ‘This poignant story about love, grief and forgiveness is wonderfully touching.’
    Closer Magazine
  • ‘Another great book from Alice Peterson.’