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‘Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable.’ Jojo Moyes
In her unmissable debut, actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once once lost and failing to realise the wonderful thing about what we already have.
‘We spend most of our lives wishing we were somewhere else or someone else, or looking forward or harping back. All the time thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But it never is. It’s still grass. Just a different patch of it, that’s all.’
The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up.
When Kate was once twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she’d never get over it.
Seventeen years later, life has moved on – Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and in reality at the back of them all.
But then Kate meets Callum again.
And they’re faced with a choice: to walk away from each other . . . or to risk finding out what might have been.
Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn’t mean they will have to All the time be taken . . .
‘I love books about gnarly, messy relationships and this one kept me gripped from the beginning. A great read.’ Jane Fallon
‘Heart-rending, provocative and astutely written, Never Greener is a love story about getting what you wish to have and losing everything you wish to have. Ruth’s characters will stay with me for a very long time.’ Cathy Bramley