Talking at Night

'A beautifully observed, tender love story. A bit like Normal People. I devoured it' JOJO MOYES

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Pub Date 6 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2024

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'Deeply romantic. Reminded me of just how all-consuming first love can be' LAURA BARNETT, AUTHOR OF #1 BESTSELLER THE VERSIONS OF US



Will and Rosie meet as teenagers.

They're opposites in every way, but over secret walks home and late-night phone calls they become closer, destined to be one another's great love story.

Until, one day, tragedy strikes and any possibility of them being together shatters.

But that tragedy - and their history - is what will connect them forever...


'Entirely beautiful, bruising and hopeful. Claire Daverley has created a perfect thing. Talking at Night takes its place amongst my all time favourites' CHRIS WHITAKER

'Writing that is laced with the quiet devastation of Sally Rooney. Utterly spellbinding' JULIE OWEN MOYLAN

'Deeply romantic. Reminded me of just how all-consuming first love can be' LAURA BARNETT, AUTHOR OF #1 BESTSELLER THE VERSIONS OF US




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Heartbreakingly beautiful. I absolutely adored this book.

My favourite read of the year so far. Will and Rosie were such gorgeously flawed characters.

There was so much intimacy between the MCs. I WILL SCREAM ABOUT THIS BOOK UNTIL ALL HAVE READ IT!

Daverley is clearly quite a talent and I cannot wait to read her next book.

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There is no doubt in my mind that this book is going to be a big hit this year.
It's so beautifully written. This story was truly heart wrenching and I felt every single emotion through Rosie and Will.

Rosie and Wills love story isn't straight forward it's intense, raw, flawed yet you know when you see two people and you just know they are meant to be together these are those two people. We really get to know the characters through the timeline from when they were teenagers to then adults and this definitely helped with building a connection.

The story covers many sad and dark topics but the author has covered them so well. My heart was constantly broken throughout this whole story.

Definitely going to be done of my top book recommendations this year!!!

Thank you to Netgalley & Michael Joseph [ Penguin ] for the opportunity to read this book.

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What a tender, beautiful, gut punch of a novel. I can't believe this is a debut. I couldn't put it down.

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Another Sally Rooney inspired contemporary romance read that is quiet and character-driven. This was sweet. We follow Rosie and Will over a huge span of their lives starting from 17-years old as they move in and out of the life but never quite get a chance to be a couple despite their feelings for each other.
This was a sweet read. A bit slow for my taste though, I did personally find the characters quite young. Perhaps if you’re in your 20s you’ll relate to the story more. There is some beautiful writing though.

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