“The attention to detail adds depth to each character—even Joseph will win readers over—and the twisty plot keeps readers both guessing what will happen next and rooting for happy endings across the board. This is a knockout.”—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
“With thoroughly likable characters—even Joseph becomes appealing—this plot-driven novel is fast-paced and engaging throughout. Full of both humorous and heart-wrenching moments, the novel is packed with the perfect mix of contradictions to keep it engaging… An expertly plotted romantic surprise about self-forgiveness and second chances.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Beth O’Leary is that rare, one-in-a-million talent who can make you laugh, swoon, cry and ache all in the same book . . . surprising and deeply satisfying.” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
“Achingly clever.” —Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author of I Just Haven’t Met You Yet
“Even as it taps beautifully into emotions and experiences that feel so universal, The No-Show is fresh, surprising, and oh-so-clever. It made me laugh, brought me to tears, and kept me reading late into the night. It’s the kind of book that leaves an impression on your heart. A truly special read.”—Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You
“Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever I gasped out loud. Many writers make you feel good, but O’Leary also makes you think.”—Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of That Night
“A rom-com with a side of mystery.” —PopSugar
On April 12, Berkley is proud to publish THE NO-SHOW by bestselling author Beth O’Leary.
In 2019, O’Leary made a splash with her debut, The Flatshare, which sold over half a million copies. The book became one of the year’s most popular reads, receiving glowing praise from People, USA Today, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery29, and so many more. The Hollywood Reporter recently announced the adaptation news for The Flatshare, naming Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey, Brave New World) and Anthony Welsh (The Great) as stars in the upcoming series.
Now, O’Leary returns with her most ambitious novel yet. THE NO-SHOW is a brilliantly sharp romantic comedy that manages to bring the laughs, while simultaneously breaking your heart—don’t miss the book that Publishers Weekly declared a “knockout.” Fans of romantic comedies and smart, feel-good women’s fiction will adore this highly anticipated title.
ABOUT THE BOOK THE NO-SHOW
THE NO-SHOW begins on Valentine’s Day with three seemingly unrelated women realizing they’ve all been stood up by the man of their dreams… which just so happens to be the same man. Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. Jane is a soft- spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth. But where is Joseph Carter? More importantly, who is Joseph Carter? Is there more to him than meets the eye?
Once they’ve each forgiven him for standing them up, they let him back into their lives and are in serious danger of falling in love with a man who seems to have not just one or two but three women on the go………………………………………………………………….. Will they each untangle
the truth before they all get their hearts broken?
While it may seem like The Other Woman, the story reads more like One Day. The story is woven together perfectly while still highlighting how messy and nonlinear life can be. THE NO-SHOW offers readers the chance to experience how time passes, people change, and life goes on, with such authenticity that each scenario easily could have happened off
the pages and in the real world. It’s a beautiful reminder that there’s power in claiming your feelings and that happiness looks different for everyone.
O’Leary is a #1 bestselling author in the UK, and the reason why is on full display for THE NO-SHOW. Her latest is a smart, utterly captivating new romance that readers will devour this spring.
3 women stood up on Valentine’s day by the same man….need I say more. The plot of this story sounded so fresh and so unique. I had to pick up this book and see what the fuss was about.
The No-Show follows the story of Joesph and the three women he’s seeing. None of them know about each other and are stood up on Valentine’s Day for reasons yet to be revealed. This story is told from the points of view of the three women in Joesph’s life. To me, this was really intriguing. I thought it helped the reader connect to the characters and it made you want to know more about Joesph and the reasons behind his actions. Could he be redeemed for his behavior/actions?? You’ll have to read for yourself to find out….
The No-Show was a completely unexpected read. I went into this book thinking it was a rom-com and was a bit disappointed that it was not in fact a romantic comedy. Sure there were some humorous moments, but this book read more like women’s fiction than a romantic comedy, in my opinion. Despite that, I did find this story to be written well and very intriguing. I really enjoyed the characters and was curious how everything would come together in the end. The plot twist definitely caught me by surprise and connected all the missing dots for this reader.
While I enjoyed this book, for the most part, it wasn’t without its share of issues. I touched briefly on the categorization of this book genre-wise. I still feel that this book should be classified as women’s fiction. My other issues with the story were the pacing and overall timeline. Let’s start with the pacing. For me, this book started off rather slow and took me a while to get into. Don’t get me wrong, the story was very interesting, it just took a while to get into the flow. But, once I did get into the story, I found myself hooked and wanting to know more. Now, for the timeline. The timeline was a bit confusing to me. The chapters were broken up by character name instead of the number and didn’t indicate whether or not we were in the past or present. I think including “past” or “present” with each chapter heading would have made things a lot easier to understand and follow.
Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. It has been on my radar for a while and despite the issues I had, I’m certainly glad I checked it out. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to discovering more from her in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via Berkley Publishing and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beth O’Leary is a Sunday Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her debut, The Flatshare, sold over half a million copies and changed her life completely. Her second novel, The Switch, has been optioned for film by Amblin Partners, Steven Spielberg’s production company. Beth writes her books in the English countryside with a very badly behaved golden retriever for company. If she’s not at her desk, you’ll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather). Learn more at betholearyauthor.com, and follow O’Leary on social media:
Instagram: @betholearyauthor |