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Publisher's Summary

Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day, this heart-breaking story of love, loss and life will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about destiny.... 

Where do you see yourself in five years?  

Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man, she's well on her way to fulfilling her life goals.  

That night Dannie falls asleep only to wake up in a different apartment with a different ring on her finger and in the company of a very different man. The TV is on in the background and she can just make out the date. It's the same night - December 15th - but 2025, five years in the future. 

It was just a dream, she tells herself when she wakes, but it felt so real.... 

Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind. 

That is, until four and a half years later, when Dannie turns down a street and there, standing on the corner, is the man from her dream.... 

In Five Years is a love story, brimming with joy and heartbreak. But it is definitely not the love story you're expecting.  

©2020 Rebecca Serle (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic Reviews

"What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original - it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!" (Beth O'Leary, author of Sunday Times best seller The Flatshare)

"I loved In Five Years. A beautiful, intelligent story about friendships and love." (Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times best-selling author of After the End)

"I read it in one late night. Very, very clever. And lovely. The end is exactly what it should be." (Anstey Harris, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton)

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Beautiful story and beautifully written

I was gripped from the start and loved the book the whole way through. So beautifully written, and easy listen, in-depth characters, perfectly narrated and a great ending!
Would definitely recommend!

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Not what I expected

It was well written and performed. Though I saw where the story was going, the ending still surprised me a bit.
Also a tear jerker.

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I couldn’t stop listening!

This book made me all warm and fuzzy inside. It a world where we are on constant rat races, this just gives you perspective that sometimes you just have to let go and let things unfold ❤️

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  • Laura
  • 01-04-21

Don’t bother!

Awful? Can’t believe I wasted my time listening to this book. It had great reviews which was why I initially got the book... the accents really irritated me, the characters - didn’t really like any of them.

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  • EM
  • 09-27-21

Completely different story to the summary

This was not a good book. The summary of this story was a completely different story I listened to. I hated to way Dani and Erin got together. Dani constantly spoke about how much she loves her best friend but she betrays her friend and she doesn't even see what she did was wrong. I wish I could refund this book. What a waste.

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  • bloved
  • 07-15-21

boring in many parts

premises of story was good. it's what kept me reading until the end. However, I reallyI struggled to stay with

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  • JenSurname
  • 05-30-21

Really not my thing

The synopsis is what grabbed me, but the story was not what I’d hoped at all.

If you like chick-lit, go for it.
Otherwise, give it a miss.

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  • Miss J Lamb
  • 08-06-20

Hooked from the start then laughed and cried

I was hooked from the first chapter, Really enjoyed it, I laughed at parts and other had me emotional. Really good audiobook. Looking forward to more from Rebecca Serle.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-22-21

better in print version

This is a beautiful story but I could not get along with the audible version due to American accent. I switched to kindle and found that I could not put it down until I had finished it. Beautiful story of friendship and loss.

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  • Caccavale
  • 05-10-20

Tough love true friendship

It takes a true friend to open your eyes even if you do not want to see the truth. I enjoyed a holiday weekend reading this book in the garden.

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  • BettyBoopsta
  • 04-17-20

Not what you expected

Lovely book. Real people. Real friends. Real life. Honest and emotional people. This could be so true

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-21

A sweet but definitely different read

a very different love story. definitely not what I expected. Great performance though. negand voice is wonderful to listen to.

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  • sonia
  • 04-21-20

This book had me hooked!

Couldn’t stop listening to this book, beautiful novel which challenged my thinking and perceptions on love.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-20-21

Wonderful and devastating

Moments of poetic lyricism and an unpredictable story.
The beginning hooked me with interesting ideas. I enjoyed the pace, and also that the predictive I made didn't come through, but I was consistently pleasantly surprised.
Moments made me cry, and felt real and heartbreaking.
I adored this novel.

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  • Mrs. Agata Iannarella
  • 09-30-20

WOW

Emotional and thought provoking. Loved it a must read ! I won’t stop thinking about the words in this book for a while.

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  • AnaBarraez
  • 01-22-22

Good but not remarkable

Cleaning my library I found this book. I remember that I enjoyed it and that it was it was nice and easy to listen to, however, this was only a couple of months back and I can't remember the storyline; which bring me to the conclusion that it was not remarkable, just a nice easy read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-21-21

This story touched me deeply. Grab the tissues.

Beautifully written, without too much mental reflection, it moved fast.
Looking forward, looking back and a lesson to be learned about seeing truth of things.
A story about falling inlove - real love doesn't have rules or a clock. It can be right in front of you or missing altogether.
I started crying halfway through when I realised the twist in the love story. This kind of love skipped me in my 61 years, but I'll be paying more attention from now on. Thankyou.
Beautiful narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-21

great narrator, storyline was good

I enjoyed this one, but it wasn't that thought-provoking. The most intriguing part was probably within the first 20 minutes. Still a solid listen which broke my heart at some points but the ending was not what I expected.

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  • Courtney
  • 08-22-21

disappointed

It kept my unterest the whole way through but I was just hoping for a different ending, some kind of beautiful twist, it was a twist, but just not what I was hoping for

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  • charlotte browne
  • 08-19-21

Encapsulated

This has been the first fiction book I have read in over 8 years. Long overdue I am so happy this was my first book! I fall I love with the characters and found the narration to be smooth and easy to listen to! 10/10 🌟🌟🌟

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-21

Not a Romance

If you are looking for something sweet and cute to relax into...skip this read.

It dealt more with the slow dying of a gorgeous character, which could have been better achieved in an other genre.

Plus - I truly don’t know what the romance was?

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  • Mari
  • 08-28-20

Wonderful story.

I absolutely loved this book. The narration was fabulous. Have lots of tissues handy. Don’t read too many reviews - go in blind and enjoy it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-20

Loved it !!!

This book was really surprising. I really enjoyed the twist. The reader was wonderful. Easy to listen too.