In Five Years: A Novel
A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick
“In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists
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?
Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers.
She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content.
But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.
In Rebecca Serle's captivating novel, "In Five Years," we embark on a journey through time, love, and the enigmatic nature of destiny. The story revolves around Dannie Kohan, a young woman standing at the precipice of her life's most significant decision: whether to marry her long-term boyfriend, David. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she encounters a mysterious stranger, Bella, who reveals a glimpse of Dannie's future five years from that moment. In this alternate reality, Dannie is married to a different man, Ben, and living a life she never imagined for herself.
As Dannie grapples with the implications of this revelation, she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about love, relationships, and her own identity. Throughout the novel, Serle weaves a complex narrative that explores the intricate relationship between choice and destiny, the power of love to transcend time, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty.
"In Five Years" is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the choices we make and the paths we choose to follow. With its relatable characters, insightful prose, and exploration of universal themes, this novel has garnered widespread acclaim and resonated with readers of all ages.
Join Dannie on her emotional journey as she navigates the complexities of love, loss, and the unpredictable nature of life. Immerse yourself in the pages of "In Five Years" and discover the profound impact that a single moment can have on the course of our lives.