Some moments can change your life for ever. Have you ever wondered, what if...?
A man is walking down a country lane. A woman, cycling towards him, swerves to avoid a dog. On that moment, their future hinges. There are three possible outcomes, three small decisions that could determine the rest of their life.
Eva and Jim are nineteen and students at Cambridge when their paths first cross in 1958. And then there is David, Eva's then-lover, an ambitious actor who loves Eva deeply. The Versions of Us follows the three different courses their lives could take following this first meeting. Lives filled with love, betrayal, ambition but through it all is a deep connection that endures whatever fate might throw at them.
The Versions of Us explores the idea that there are moments when our lives might have turned out differently, the tiny factors or decisions that could determine our fate, and the precarious nature of the foundations upon which we build our lives. It is also a story about the nature of love and how it grows, changes and evolves as we go through the vagaries of life.
I give it - 5/5
My review - I absolutely ADORED this story.
Whenever I read a book I always think, hm what would have happened if this happened, and The Version Of Us gives you that.
We follow Eva and Jim on their journey of heartbreak and love, together and apart and it was just fantastic. There was three different versions and I think they all played out perfectly. All had the different versions of them and their lives and it was just great to read.
Sometimes I loved Jim in a version of the story and sometimes I hated him in a different version but all in all he was a really great character.
It's such a different kind of story that I've never read and I really enjoyed how the 3 different versions fitted in perfectly with each other. They all had a different story-line but in the end they all had the same outcome.
I have to admit I shed a few tears at the end of the book.
Each version was beautifully written and all in all it was just brilliant.
I really enjoyed the character of Eva, she was different in each version but somehow the same and I just thought she was an interesting character.
Her and Jim went through so much in each version and I was happy with the ending of all three. Some had me crying but it really tied the stories together.
This book is out in June so I suggest you go pre-order as it is such a fantastic read and I enjoyed every moment of it. Or should I say every version of it!