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Fractured [Kindle Edition]

Dani Atkins
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'This debut novel was a massive eBook hit, snapped up by a top publisher. I'm expecting great things in the future from this author' The Sun. 'I was captivated the entire time and then completely blown away, left reeling afterward' Chick Lit Central. 'As I turned the last page I found myself broken as it was time to say goodbye to a book that warmed my heart and intrigued my mind' The Love of a Good Book. 'Compelling and truly beautiful. It's a love story that will stay with you forever' Victoria Loves Books. 'Gripping, romantic and heartbreaking ... a magical love story' She Loves To Read. 'Definitely makes the list of my top reads of 2013' Cosmo Chick Lit.

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What would you do if life gave you a second chance?

The night of the accident changed everything...
Now, five years on, Rachel's life is crumbling. She lives alone in a tiny flat, working in a dead-end job, desperate with guilt over her best friend's death. She would give anything to turn back the clock. But life doesn't work like that... Does it?

The night of the accident was a lucky escape...
Now, five years on, Rachel's life is perfect. She has a wonderful fiancé, loving family and friends around her, and the career she always wanted. But why can't Rachel shake the memory of a very different life?

Gripping, romantic and heartbreaking, Fractured is a magical love story that asks: can two different stories lead to the same happy ending?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 856 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1781857113
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,524 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dani Atkins was born in London in 1958, and grew up in North London with her parents and younger brother in Cat Hill and Cockfosters. She moved to rural Hertfordshire in 1985, where she has lived in a small village ever since with her husband, two (now grown-up) children, two elderly cats and one insane Border Collie.

Although Dani has been writing for fun all her life, FRACTURED is her first novel.

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203 of 212 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 29 April 2013
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This is a brilliant book. Awesome. A unique theme very well written. Keeps you guessing right to the bitterweet end. I really couldn't put this book down - make sure you read it in one sitting, you will need to. The story is about Rachel, the central character, and how she comes to terms with how her life changes, and how it affcts those close to her, following a devastating accident. The plot and the characters are really well constructed and I didn't want this book to end. More please from Dany Atkins. At 78p on Kindle it is a shame that this book is not being very heavily promoted. Found it by accident, would have happily paid full price for it and the lack of promotion and the price does not do the author justice.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 19 Feb 2014
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highly recommended I loved every single page, consistent pace that moves along fast enough to want more yet not too quick that you get confused. a brilliant story by a talented writer one of the best novels I've read to date can't wait for the next book.
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129 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and original romance! 21 Jan 2013
By Louise
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I've been looking for a new contemporary romance to read (after ploughing through a lot of pretty sub-par erotica) and came across this novel. I am SO GLAD I FOUND IT.

This is a fantastic debut set in England, telling the story of Rachel, whose life is torn apart after a tragic accident. Five years later, she ends up returning to Great Bishopsford, where she used to live, but a fall lands her in hospital. Waking up she learns her life seems to have fractured - and everything that she thought had happened since the accident never took place. Instead she's in a world where everything is completely different . . . including her fiancé.

This book has everything - genuine, likeable characters and fantastic dialogue (with some definite laugh-out-loud moments), as well as a heartbreaking love triangle at the centre. I can't recommend this enough - but beware of reading the ending in public. I did NOT see it coming and it blew me away!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read 26 Aug 2014
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Generally speaking, I don’t read bestsellers. I’m not being “Adrian Mole”-ish, for the most part, I am dissatisfied by most choc-lit, chick-lit, vamp-lit or whatever happens to be in vogue. Most of it really is like Chinese food - looks good, tastes great, but an hour later you’re hungry again. Mostly I’m thinking that’s precious reading time I’ll never get back.

Well, there are exceptions, and this is one. It’s been on my TBR list for an age, I’d been put off downloading it as something else always seemed to be more interesting. How wrong I was. Where was this book for the past year whilst I’ve been reading so much average stuff?

As you can read in the blurb, a young lady’s life is changed forever after a very nasty accident, which maims her, and kills one of her closest friends. Five years pass and life seems grim with low self esteem, no boyfriend, a dead end job and a sick father, then she appears to be transported into an alternate timeline where she is headstrong and confident, engaged, has a brilliant job and a father who is fighting fit. Unfortunately, she knows that this timeline isn’t real, and she tries to convince those around her that the new life is completely alien to her.

This book got me thinking as to what I would do if presented with this unlikely scenario; whether I’d go with it early, or try to find answers. The one thing that bugged me a little about the tale was the amount of detail packed into her “second” world, early on she ascertains she doesn’t appear to be dreaming....and yet the explanation for all this you can work out is the complete opposite. Also, although I don’t think it is altogether impossible, but does stretch the imagination, is a police Inspector at the age of 23 - even if it is rather necessary to the storyline.
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful
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I decided to read this book after reading the reviews. My usual genre is Crime/Thriller and I felt like reading a book without any murders to solve for once :) The idea of parallel lives interested me and I must say I was drawn into the story immediately. Without spoiling the story the book explores two scenarios, two sets of events in the lives of a group of friends who experience an accident together - life could go one way.......... or another !!!! The stories are linked but very cleverly kept separate with no misunderstandings as to which life you are reading about at a particular time. I like the main character, she seemed very believable - all the characters did in fact. I read the book in three big chunks! It did turn out to be quite a page turner. I couldn't imagine how the author would tie everything up at the end - but she did and very well too. I will be looking out for more from Dani.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read 19 Feb 2014
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Was quite intrigued with this book. Different from my usual read but found the characters likeable and have to say overall I really enjoyed it. Found the ending to be a mixture of emotions and totally unexpected.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought inspiring. 4 Mar 2014
By Ms G. L
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Easy to read. I didn't get lost which can happen with two tales intertwined. And the final chapter was sad but happy and left me wondering which was reality. Great read and looking forward to next book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing story 8 Sep 2014
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This is an unusual story, quite different from anything else I have ever read. It does keep you wondering all the way through. The heroine is Rachel. The story starts in 2008 when Rachel and her friends have just finished school and are all set to go off to university. A group of them are having a final get together in an Italian restaurant before they all go their separate ways in life. All of them are happy, excited about the future when there is a dreadful accident which leaves one member of the group dead and Rachel badly scarred. Traumatised by the accident Rachel feels unable to go to university. She moves away and ends up living in a tiny flat and working in a dead end job. She becomes reclusive, cutting herself off from all her old friends. She is still suffering side effects as a result of the accident. Five years after the accident everything changes. Rachel's former best friend asks her to be her bridesmaid and unwillingly Rachel agrees to go back to her home town for the wedding. There is a an incident and suddenly Rachel's life is changed irrevocably. It is as if the clock has been turned back and she has her old life back. But what is the truth? How can this have happened? These are the questions which will have the reader wondering.
This is a good story which will keep you reading to the end. The characterisation is a bit shallow and as a result all of the characters are somewhat one dimensional. Nevertheless it is worth reading and I enjoyed it.
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