The One That Got Away: A Novel
"A stunning love story that had my heart racing from the first chapter and tears streaming down my face by the end. An instant favorite." —Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meet Me at the Lake
Two years together.
Twenty years apart.
One day to change their story.
2000. Benjamin’s world is turned upside down the night he meets Clara. Instinctively, he knows that they are meant for each other, but a devastating mistake on their last night at university will take their lives in very different directions.
20 years later, Clara has a high-profile job and a handsome husband. But despite the trappings of success, she isn't happy, and she knows that a piece of her heart still belongs to Benjamin, the boy she fell in love with years earlier. The boy whose life she fears she ruined.
When a bombing is reported in the city where they first met, Clara is pulled back to a place she tries not to remember and the first love she could never forget. Searching for Benjamin, Clara is forced to confront the events that tore them apart. But is it too late to put right what went wrong?
Across the miles and spanning decades, Charlotte Rixon's The One That Got Away is a sweeping, poignant story about growing up, growing apart, the people who first steal our hearts, and the surprising, winding roads that love can take us on, for readers of Jill Santopolo, Rosie Walsh, and Colleen Hoover.
CHARLOTTE RIXON studied Classics at Leeds University, and went on to gain a postgraduate diploma in Screenwriting at University of the Arts London. She has worked as a journalist, and more recently as a content marketing specialist working on luxury brands. She is the author of The One That Got Away and lives in Surrey with her partner and daughter.