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The One That Got Away

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Charlotte Rixon


2000. Benjamin’s world is turned upside down the day he meets Clara. Instinctively, he knows that she is his person and he is hers, but a devastating mistake on one of their last nights at university will take their lives in very different directions.

20 years later, an explosion is reported in the city where Clara and Ben met, and she is pulled back to a place she tries not to remember and the first love she could never forget. Searching for Ben, Clara prays that twenty years of silence is about to end.

But is it too late to put right what went wrong?


‘A poignant story filled with powerful life lessons, The One That Got Away is a testament to the staying power of first love. This is one heartwarming read.’
Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author

‘Poignant and real, this is a story you’ll carry with you for long after you finish! The One That Got Away will resonate with anyone who remembers the rush of first love and the heartbreak that follows. I couldn’t put it down. Packed full of depth, character and realism.’
LC North, author of The Ugly Truth

‘Charlotte Rixon’s The One That Got Away is the kind of book I’m always searching for. It’s a stunning love story that had my heart racingfrom the first chapter and tears streaming down my face by the end. An instant favourite’
Carly Fortune

‘Utterly mesmerizing. This achingly real and beautiful story of first love is absolutely riveting.’
Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

The One That Got Away is a powerful page-turner that perfectly portrays the destruction and jealousy of a relationship between two damaged young people, too inexperienced to deal with the intensity of their feelings. A tense, gripping read – I loved it.’
Sarah Stovell

‘In The One That Got Away, Charlotte Rixon captures masterfully the magic and devastation of first love, as well as the all-consuming aftermath of heartbreak…a powerful exploration of the relationships that shape us, this is a nostalgic, fierce and utterly spellbinding read.’
Holly Miller