• The Light in the Hallway

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes the moving story of a man whose life is changed in an instant. How do you start again when you lose the only love you’ve ever known?

When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly. 

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends - while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart - but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy? 

And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?

©2019 Amanda Prowse (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Lovely story and narration

A tender story which was told in a gentle voice that tackled difficult personal issues. It contains a lot of wisdom, love and pain.

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Another great book

I haven't read anything bad by this author. Great storyline. I always think they are going to be sad as something tragic happens however, she always turns the story around to make it heart warming.

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I cried.......I laughed!!

What a lovely story about life. If you've lost someone recently (or ever), you might have a hard time getting through the first chapter. I almost gave up, but I'm glad a came back to it and finished the whole book.
Nick and Eric are the best of friends, with all the feels of being 10 years old and then their mid-30s rollercoaster of life. Amanda Prowse is a marvelous writer, taking you along for the ride with ease. Having her reading for the audiobook is a bonus!! I will be looking at the rest of her books. Can't wait!

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The Light in the Hallway

What a beautiful, touching story, definitely a tissue box next to you while reading. I love Amanda way of writing and how her stories unfold. Real life tragedies. Looking forward to my next read/listen. The narration is excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-20

An easy listen

Amanda Prowse has a real talent for making you feel that you’re there in her stories and this one is a really easy listen. There are strands that weave together neatly towards the end of book but wish it had gone on for a lot longer.


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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-16-22

loved this book

just loved it from start to finish. it made me laugh and cry in equal measure.

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  • dawny
  • 02-08-22

loved this story

I had read before a few years ago on Kindle, so ordered by mistake, but loved it even more second time round!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-13-22

Must read

Loved the story, characters so ordinary that one could easily relate to. Made me cry and laugh, great story telling.
Highly recommended.






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  • Deborah
  • 11-11-21

read it you won't be disappointed.

Loved this book.. made me laugh made me cry.. true to life and relatable. Keep them coming Amanda.

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  • maureenkirkwood
  • 10-22-21

book was nice to read and the story

story was nice to read and sad but had a happy ending and every thing .turn.out well at end .tho the character losing someone in his..life..to cancer

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  • Vivien Boulton
  • 08-27-21

Wonderful novel

Amanda Prowse has certainly done herself proud with this book !!! One of the best novels I have ever listened to . She’d obviously done a lot of research into grief and loss as this story almost mirrors a part of my own life . I love how Amanda reads her own novels she’s fabulous at character reading . I loved every line of this book. I actually cried and smiled in parts . Thankyou Amanda for your novel on grief and moving on

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  • Marion
  • 06-27-21

A story with echoes of real life

A light story with a background of real life situations,which we all go through in a life of happiness and sadness. Once I got into to it it kept me busy.

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  • Sueday
  • 01-09-21

A very enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this book which was read by the author it was full of well drawn characters behaving normally in various scenarios. To me it seemed to reflect life in all aspects. I have never read Amanda Prowse before but will certainly read more of her books.

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  • 08-18-20

emotional

a really lovely book, l cried a lot but thoroughly enjoyed the ups and downs of Nick and all his family