Two lives are about to be changed by one phone call.
When Davey misdials Hannah’s number, at first they think nothing of it. After all, Davey lives in Texas and Hannah lives in London. But when Davey gets a job in London, their paths are sure to cross. As messaging turns to video calling, this feels like the start of something. . .
Weeks later, Hannah is waiting for Davey at the airport, but he never walks into Arrivals. When Hannah finds out why, her world is turned on its head. And with their future so uncertain, each must pick up the pieces of their lives.
Will fate intervene once more to bring them together? Or will Davey always be the man that Hannah never met?
With its light, cheerful cover and the relaxed style of the first few chapters you might think this was just a frothy romantic novel but it far more than that. Yes, Hannah is a likeable modern woman with good friends and a challenging job but she is single and fancy free. She has an enjoyable friendship with handsome George, a fitness instructor, but she doesn’t expect it to develop further. So the unexpected phone call from a stranger is an exciting development. She and Davey, the American who has dialled her by mistake, hit it off immediately and when he tells her he is moving to London she anticipates their relationship becoming deeper.
But disaster strikes; Davey doesn’t appear at the airport. At this point the novel takes a darker tone. Writing from experience, Elle Cook describes the challenges of a serious medical condition and its repercussions for those who love the person suffering.
Fate brought Hannah and Davey together but now they are being pulled apart by circumstances. Will Hannah find future happiness with George or will remain single? The final section of the story shows the importance of good friends and is an uplifting conclusion. An excellent read for a new year.
The Man I Never Met on Amazon UK
Elle Cook also writes historical time-slip novels as Lorna Cook. Here is my review of her first book The Forgotten Village