When We Were Friends
A BRAND NEW emotional and uplifting novel from Samantha Tonge for 2023
by Samantha Tonge
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Pub Date 04 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 04 Oct 2023
It’s nineteen years since they stopped speaking to each other, but now Morgan needs to contact her three best friends from school: Paige, Emily and Tiff.
Her teenage son wants to meet his dad and Morgan can’t ignore his requests any longer. And Paige, Emily and Tiff all knew what actually happened back then. Even if that was what led to their friendship group falling apart, they’re the only people Morgan can think of who might be able help her find the man who disappeared without a trace before she could tell him she was pregnant.
Can Morgan persuade her old friends to go on a road trip to track him down? As adults – with marriages, children and a whole bucket-load of their own problems – will they be able to work together to solve the mystery? And if so – just when forgiveness for the past looks like it might be possible – how will they cope with the biggest shock of all?
A story about love, families and how the people who know you best are the ones you will always need in your life. Totally heartbreaking, brilliant, uplifting fiction for fans of Jill Mansell, Paige Toon and Sheila O’Flanagan.Readers love When We Were Friends:
‘The story of Morgan, Paige, Emily and Tiff’s up and down lives since their school days will resonate with anyone who’s ever had a friend and then lost them. Their sometimes painful, often funny and intensely heart-warming journey towards a better understanding of what went wrong is a joy to read. Sparkling with witty dialogue and full of wise words… a masterpiece of storytelling.’ Celia Anderson, author
‘This book just pulled me in. The story pulled at my heart as I read on and on and on. I couldn’t stop reading as I had to know what the ending was going to be!… I’m still thinking about this story. It made me think back to my teenage years and things that had happened. A beautiful story about friendship that I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOW this is one book that will keep readers flicking page after page. I loved the story… The author once again captures real life dramas… Takes you on a journey… Fabulous!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book is great on the nuances of both teenage and adult friendships, and what it takes to transform one into the other. I was really rooting for these women.’ Laura Pearson, author
‘Wow I couldn't get enough of this, from the incredibly intriguing opening chapter, to the fact that there seemed to be some many secrets to be revealed – including some that truly shocked me… I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The reader is led on an emotional trip as they navigate their past and present lives, highlighting the strength of friendship and the intricacies of life.. fascinating narrative; the writing was excellent… A story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐