Holly Bourne


‘Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.’


Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?


There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot.


But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.


Her long-term boyfriend won’t even talk about marriage, but everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies. And when her best friend Dee – her plus one, the only person who understands the madness – falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in terrifying danger of being left behind.


When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path.


It’s time for Tori to practice what she’s preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?


I haven’t been this obsessed with a book in years. It’s painfully funny, real, but also heartbreaking. Holly Bourne’s writing sees into my soul and I want her to be my best friend. Get this book now or be the loser who can’t join in when everyone else is talking about it.

Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess and What Fresh Hell
Lucy Vine , author of Hot Mess and What Fresh Hell

A smart, witty and perceptive novel; Bourne is razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception

Lucy Diamond
Lucy Diamond


Contemporary Fiction

UK Publication

Hachette / Hodder, Spring 2018

US Publication

On offer

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UK & Commonwealth: Hachette / Hodder
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