An epic love story with a secret you won’t see coming
By Julie Cohen
A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart. Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Sarah Winman and anyone looking for a twisty, emotional page-turner.
Is this a great love story? Or a story about great love? You decide.
On a morning that seems just like any other, Robbie wakes in his bed, his wife Emily asleep beside him, as always. He rises and dresses, makes his coffee, feeds his dogs, just as he usually would. But then he leaves Emily a letter and does something that will break her heart. As the years go back all the way to 1962, Robbie's actions become clearer as we discover the story of a couple with a terrible secret - one they will do absolutely anything to protect.
'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
'It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
'Complex, compelling and beautiful, Together is the kind of novel that will stay with you forever' Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things
Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for the Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold nearly a million copies; DEAR THING was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Julie lives in Berkshire with her husband, son and a terrier of dubious origin.
You can find Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or you can visit her website: www.julie-cohen.com.
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13 Jul 2017
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I absolutely loved TOGETHER, a beautiful love story told backwards with a truly shocking secret at its heart — Laura Marshall
Original, poignant and beautifully told, the novel takes a risk that pays off in spades. — S Magazine
Every now and again, a novel comes along that is so different, so affecting and so unforgettable, that you simply must tell everyone you know to read it...you will never forget this one - for all the right reasons. — Heat magazine
This is a beautifully written and evocative story about two lives, and their great love. — Independent online
A must read from Julie Cohen. — Good Housekeeping
Add Julie Cohen's Together to your reading list...prepare for a heart-breaking tale. — Vogue online
A book club must read - one you'll definitely want to discuss when you've finished reading it. — Prima Magazine
A clever, moving page-turner. — Woman & Home
This beautiful book is written backwards. Intrigued? You should be, as you'll be sucked into an unforgettable read. — Fabulous Magazine, The Sun
A taut, beguiling love-story-in-reverse that reveals just how far people will go to protect themselves from facing the truth — Elle