Review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

Format: Audiobook finished 21 January 2020.

Rating: 4/5

Laurie sees a man outside her bus window one cold December day. They don’t say anything or do anything, just a lot of major eye contact. This however, is enough to make Laurie fall completely in love with a complete stranger. She searches for ‘bus-boy’ (as her and her best friend affectionately name him), she can’t stop thinking about him, she dreams of the day when they will meet again.

Then one devastating day her best friend and roommate, introduces her new boyfriend, Jack, to Laurie. She hopes they will become friends but little was she to know that her new boyfriend is ‘bus-boy’. The man that Laurie has been dreaming about for so long and who is now he is dating her best friend.

This book is filled with angst and heartbreak. It has moments of not wanting to hurt anyone and of wanting to finally be happy. This book follows Laurie, Sarah and Jack through a decade of their friendship. This is not your average, soppy love story, it’s an insight into the lives of 3 people.  The story is told by alternating between Laurie and Jack and their perspectives and these provide the reader with a glimpse into their innermost feelings and secrets.

I found this book to be addictive. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen and it’s a book that will touch your heart and make you believe in love.

My only issue was the ending, it completely left you wanting more and to find out what happened. However, the book was unputdownable and filled with all the elements of an easy read book –friendship, heartbreak, grief, starting over, and most importantly love.

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