Rating: 4.5 / 5
I received a complimentary advanced listener copy of IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle. Thank you to Libro FM, Simon Audio and Simon and Schuster for the opportunity to read and review!
IN FIVE YEARS follows Dannie Cohan, a lawyer living in Manhattan. As the book opens, she is up for her dream career and she knows just how to answer that typical interview question “where do you see yourself in five years?” She knows that she’s about to be engaged to her perfect match and she knows she will be loving her new dream job.
That night, after a bit too much celebrating after a perfect interview and getting a new ring on her finger, Dannie goes to sleep and wakes up the next morning in a different apartment and with a different man. She spots the date on the TV and it is 2025, exactly five years in the future. When she wakes back up in present day, Dannie isn’t sure what to make of things, especially as life seems to show signs of heading in that 2025 direction.
I had read so many rave reviews for this one and I went into it with high expectations. Thankfully I was not disappointed! I found the writing to be very engaging, hooking me to the story right away. I listened to the entire book in a single day because I didn’t want to put it down!
I loved the relationship between Dannie and her best friend throughout the novel. Relying so much on my friends, especially in recent social distancing days, I loved seeing the ups and downs of this relationship! I really enjoyed Dannie as a character as well because I could really feel for her confusion in the bizarre situation she finds herself in, but also her feelings about work and her relationships.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read this one, I absolutely recommend it!