#20BooksofSummer AudioBookReview – In Five Years by Rebecca Serle #InFiveYears #AMustListen #ContemporaryFiction

5123jfFlsZLFrom Goodreads: Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.
But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.
After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.
That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.
Brimming with joy and heartbreak, In Five Years is an unforgettable love story that reminds us of the power of loyalty, friendship, and the unpredictable nature of destiny.

My Review

This was a really lovely audiobook! I’m so glad I gave in to the all the hype about it as it really lived up to my expectations.

It took me a while to warm to Dannie as I’m not like her at all. I’m not fascinated by numbers or statistics. I’ve never been ambitious and the thought of planning the next 5 years of my life makes me feel so uncomfortable! I loved Bella though, her best friend. I’m definitely more like her but without the wealthy parents!!

The tagline for this book ‘This is a love story, but not the love story you’re expecting‘ is so true, it’s not what you think at all! There is far more depth to it, which made it a compelling listen. I needed to find out what was going to happen after Dannie had that weird dream/vision!!

There was a really unexpected twist in the plot that shocked me and made me wonder where the rest of the story was going to go and how it was going to end. Would that vision come true or could Dannie stop it?

I absolutely loved Megan Hilty’s narration, especially her portrayal of Dannie and Bella. I’m definitely adding her to my list of favourite narrators.

If you enjoy contemporary fiction you’ll definitely love this on audio.




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