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Leah Mercer’s The Puzzle of You published today

It’s publication day for bestselling author, Leah Mercer.

After a month of being on the Kindle First Reads program, The Puzzle of You is finally out, published by Amazon / Lake Union.

And the early reviews have been magnificent:

“Thoroughly enjoyed this book, shall look out for books from this author again!” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

“My Kindle First choice for the month and another I’m really pleased with as well.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

“I enjoyed this book, the way it was written-before the accident and after was good.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

“Excellent idea for a story which I found it difficult to stop reading.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

The story follows Charlotte, who wakes up after a terrible accident…

She’s woken up in a life she doesn’t recognise – with a daughter she doesn’t remember.

When Charlotte McKay wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to go back to the perfect London flat she shares with her husband, and the impressive career she’s worked so hard to build. But something’s not right. Her husband David is at her bedside – but so is a three-year-old girl, and she’s calling Charlotte ‘Mummy’…

Charlotte’s first instinct is panic. When – why – did she have a child? What about her promotion, her independence, her romantic weekends with David? She loved being that woman: how can she have turned into the stay-at-home mother she swore she’d never be?

Back at home, she dives into her unfamiliar world, hoping to piece together the mystery of her transformation. But faced with so much that feels foreign and unnatural, will she ever be happy in a life she can’t remember having – or wanting to have?

The Puzzle of You is Leah’s third novel. Her debut novel, the bestselling Who We Were Before and her second novel, The Man I Thought You Were were both shortlisted for a Romantic Novelists’ Association award following their subsequent publications.

Leah Mercer was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. By the age of thirteen, she’d finished her first novel and received very encouraging rejections from publishers. Leah put writing on hold to focus on athletics, achieving provincial records and becoming a Canadian university champion in the 4 × 400-metre relay.

After getting her BA, she turned to writing again, earning a masters in journalism. A few years later she left Canada and settled in London, where she now lives with her husband and their young son. Leah also writes under the name Talli Roland, and her books have been shortlisted at the UK’s Festival of Romance.