One More Chance
By Lucy Ayrton
ONE MORE CHANCE is a debut by Lucy Ayrton. Perfect for those who love gripping, contemporary, voice-driven drama and contemporary commercial women's fiction and suspense with an unusual edge.
'Refreshing, heartbreaking and magical . . . Every mother should read this' Cath Weeks
'A stunning debut . . . I loved every page' Clare Mackintosh
'Fascinating. Enlightening. Sobering.' Oxford Times
'Hard to believe it's a debut . . . utterly compelling' Jenny Blackhurst
'Fiction that navigates issues not often showcased on the page with care and without judgement is something to savour. One More Chance does just that' Skinny
'Gritty . . . Brutally honest. Emotionally powerful' MyWeekly
THE BATTLE ON THE INSIDE IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Dani hasn't had an easy life. She's made some bad choices and now she's paying the ultimate price; prison.
With her young daughter Bethany, growing up in foster care, Dani is determined to be free and reunited with her. There's only one problem; Dani can't stay out of trouble.
Dani's new cellmate Martha is quiet and unassuming. There's something about her that doesn't add up. When Martha offers Dani one last chance at freedom, she doesn't hesitate.
Everything she wants is on the outside, but Dani is stuck on the inside. Is it possible to break out when everyone is trying to keep you in . . .
What readers are saying
A brilliant insight into the life of a prisoner told in such a clever and sympathetic way. . . that will have you gripped to the very end.
A fantastic read. 5*****
The story was . . . refreshingly different from anything l have read before. Well worth reading.
A gritty, honest read. Really enjoyed it!
Just couldn't put it down
A brilliant engrossing story and I can't wait to read more by Lucy Ayrton
I loved this book. I loved the plot and the story arc. I loved Danni.
Lucy Ayrton is Communications Manager of a prisons charity, and much of ONE MORE CHANCE is informed by the people she has met and the time she has spent in prisons, especially on the Holloway Mother and Baby Unit. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Warwick University, and is a lively presence on the performance poetry scene. She wrote and performed two full-length spoken word shows at the Edinburgh Festival: Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, recipient of the PBH Best Newcomer Award, and adapted into a pamphlet with Stewed Rhubarb Press. The Splitting of the Mermaid was a winner of the Ideastap Members Presents: Preview Season and was performed at Underbelly. She also blogs as Lucy In The Pub With Cider, about literature, feminism and baking. Lucy is lives in Oxford. This is her first novel, and was a finalist for the Exeter Novel Award.
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15 Nov 2018
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Refreshing, heartbreaking and magical; the most powerful first-person narrative I have read in years. Every mother should read this. — Cath Weeks
A brilliant insight into the life of a prisoner told in such a clever and sympathetic way. . . that will have you gripped to the very end. — Net Galley User
'Hard to believe it's a debut! It's really accomplished and the main character was totally sympathetic with a refreshing and authentic voice that just carried me through the story. I couldn't put it down - that voice, honest and . . . utterly compelling.' — Jenny Blackhurst
A fantastic read. 5*****
— Net Galley User
Fascinating. Enlightening. Sobering. — Oxford Times
The story was . . . refreshingly different from anything l have read before. Well worth reading. — Net Galley User
A gritty, honest read. Really enjoyed it! — Net Galley User
Just couldn't put it down — Net Galley User
A brilliant engrossing story and I can't wait to read more by Lucy Ayrton — Net Galley User
I loved this book. I loved the plot and the story arc. I loved Danni. — Net Galley User