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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425259436
  • 320 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


Sophie Brady is a force of nature—funny, beautiful, and devoted to all the people in her life—even in death. After a traffic accident cuts her life tragically short, Sophie finds herself attending her own funeral (on time, no less) and watching the reactions of those she holds most dear.

Sophie’s darling, gorgeous husband Ollie is heartbroken, trying to father their young son while working out how to use the washing machine. Furthermore, he’s absolutely clueless about his new status as most eligible bachelor in the neighborhood. Sophie is determined to help her husband find love again, with the right sort of woman, of course.

Luckily, she’s not the only one looking out for Ollie. Her best friend Jenny is ignoring her own pain by helping him navigate the murky waters of widower-hood. But as she grows closer to Sophie’s husband, Jenny unearths secrets that make her question how well she knew her friend, and where the line between loyalty and love ends…


“Well written, with believable and likeable characters…will have you laughing through your tears as the plot fizzles and sparkles on every page.”—Red

“An escapist tale that still has its feet firmly on the ground.”—Glamour (UK)

“Funny and smart but never insubstantial…A terrific read.”—Elizabeth Buchan

“Bittersweet, earthy and poignant.”—Jojo Moyes

“Funny, full of insight and wisdom, a wonderful writer.”—Katie Fforde

“This is beautifully written, funny and moving in equal measure . . . if you take this to the beach you won’t regret it – it’s honest, warm and a pleasure to read.”–Daily Mail

“A brilliant talent.”–You magazine

“Slickly written and very funny.”–The Times (UK)