Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
'Do you ever wonder if you've lived the life you were meant to?' I ask her. She sighs, and dips her head. 'Even if I do, what difference will it make?' In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love of ballet meet for the first time. They seem destined to be best friends forever and to become professional dancers. Years later, however, they have both been dealt so many cruel blows that they walk away from each other into very different futures - one enters a convent, the other becomes a minor celebrity. Will these new, 'invisible' lives be the ones they were meant to live, or will they only find that kind of salvation when they are reunited twenty years later?
An emotional and compelling novel from Dorothy Koomson, bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before and My Best Friend's Girl
Dorothy Koomson is the author of eleven novels including That Girl From Nowhere, The Chocolate Run, The Woman He Loved Before and The Flavours of Love. She's been making up stories since she was thirteen when she used to share her stories with her convent school friends. Dorothy's first novel, The Cupid Effect, was published in 2003 (when she was quite a bit older than 13). Her third book, My Best Friend's Girl, was selected for the Richard Judy Summer Reads of 2006, and her novels The Ice Cream Girls and The Rose Petal Beach were both shortlisted for the popular fiction category of the British Book Awards in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Dorothy's novels have been translated into over 30 languages, and a TV adaptation loosely based on The Ice Cream Girls was first shown on ITV1 in 2013. After briefly living in Australia, Dorothy now lives in Brighton. Well, Hove, actually. While writing When I Was Invisible, Dorothy rediscovered her love for music - especially 80s tunes, and has been asking everyone she sees nowadays, 'What's the one song you're embarrassed about loving?' So, what's yours?