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The Last Day

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
When Boyd moves back into the family home with his amicably estranged wife, Vita, and his young, beautiful girlfriend, Honey, it seems the perfect solution: Boyd can get his finances back on track and deal with his ailing mother; Honey can keep herself safe from her troubled past; and Vita can carry on telling herself she doesn't mind her marriage is over. But the house is small and full of memories, and living together is unsettling. For Vita, Boyd and Honey, love proves to be a surprising, dangerous thing and, one year on, their lives are changed forever.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Exquisitely written and completely immersive, The Last Day caught me up from the very first page. With taut, page-turning plotting, intense emotion, and characters who live and breathe so real, I now feel I know them this book was a complete joy, one I didn't want to finish, but which I know will stay with me for a very long time." - Jenny Ashcroft

"A tender love story, but also an un-putdownable read. Dyer creates tension from page one as each character's destructive secret slowly and tantalisingly unravels. It's beautifully written, as you would expect from Dyer, but she has stepped up to the plate this time and delivered a story that is both heart-rending and gripping in equal measure." - Hilary Boyd

"A beautifully observed story of love, loss and longing. Claire Dyer writes with a poet's precision and a compassionate heart." - Stephanie Butland

"Impossible not to read on. Highly recommended." - Jane Cable

"A tender, beautifully written book about marriage, love, grief and fear: how all can be lost in a moment, and how hope survives." - Julie Cohen

"This is a beautifully written, heartbreakingly poignant story about the enduring nature of love... told in wonderfully lyrical prose, richly descriptive and with cleverly crafted characters ... I was moved to tears by the ending, which was absolutely what I wanted it to be." - Colette Dartford

"The Last Day is a beautifully written story about how we love and whom we love and what that makes us do. The ties that bind versus the hurts that break and just as your heart is breaking, love wins. For me, this book's a prizewinner: emotional geology, with all its sharp edges, in very safe hands." - Adrienne Dines

"Exquisitely written and utterly compelling. Claire Dyer is a master of perfectly-pitched emotion, and The Last Day is an unforgettable book." - Iona Grey

"The Last Day is an exquisitely written story of love and loss. With a poet's hand, calm clarity and true wisdom, Claire Dyer paints a picture of real people dealing with very real emotions. Turn your phone off, put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door, and curl up with this gem of a book." - Amanda Jennings

"The Last Day is sharply observed, cleverly constructed and exquisitely written. The relationships are poignant and each of the characters draws you in to their world. Emotionally intelligent and intense, I am completely hooked..." - Rosanna Ley

"I just read The Last Day and I loved it! A heartrending situation, beautiful writing, and unforgettably vivid characters." - Tracy Rees


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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Day: An unforgettable novel about the true meaning of love
Author(s): Claire Dyer
ISBN: 0-9957510-6-4 / 978-0-9957510-6-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dome Press
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Title: The Last Day
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Title: The Last Day
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Title: The Last Day
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June 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Last Day
Author(s): Claire Dyer
ISBN: 1-78771-419-5 / 978-1-78771-419-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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June 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Last Day
Author(s): Claire Dyer
ISBN: 1-78771-454-3 / 978-1-78771-454-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Day: An unforgettable novel about the true meaning of love
Author(s): Claire Dyer
Publisher: The Dome Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU