Out of Step

A prequel to the novel “The Next Step”, this book charts the first few turbulent years after the break up of a marriage.

The story is told from the perspectives of three very different women, Charlotte, Alice and Anna.

When Charlotte leaves her husband Steven to live with her lover Jeremy she naturally assumes that her six year old son Tom will live with them and that Jeremy’s teenage daughter Octavia will live with his ex-wife Alice.

But it doesn’t work out like that.

Publicly and privately humiliated by her betrayal, Steven isn’t about to sit back and accept the situation.

Alice proves equally difficult, leaving her troublesome daughter Octavia for Jeremy and Charlotte to look after.

As the children come and go between step-families, rivalries, jealousies and resentments escalate, and it remains to be seen which, if any, of these three relationships will survive.


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