As If I Were A River, Amanda Saint

Do we live the lives we want to or the ones that just happen to us?

Kate’s life is falling apart. Her husband has vanished without a trace – just like her mother did.

Laura’s going to do something that’s going to change her family’s life forever – but she can’t stop herself.

Una’s keeping secrets – but for how much longer?

As If I Were A River tells the interconnected stories of these three women – the lies they tell, the secrets they keep, the love they feel.


ISBN: 978-1-9997472-4-4

Published: 29th November 2017


ISBN: 978-1999747220

Published: 29th November 2017

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About the author
Amanda Saint is a novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was selected as a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month, longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize, and chosen as a Top 20 Book of 2016 by the Book Magnet Blog. Remember Tomorrow publishes in 2019. When she’s not writing fiction, Amanda works as a freelance journalist writing about environmental sustainability. She also runs her own creative writing business, Retreat West, through which she runs writing retreats, courses and competitions; and an independent publishing house, Retreat West Books.
A juicy Pandora’s box of mysteries and revelations.
Alison Moore, author of Death at the Seaside
A compelling, intricate, psychological exploration of the lies we tell ourselves and the truths we run from. Beautiful.
Angela Clarke, author of Follow Me
I tore through the pages, compelled by the intrigue of the mysterious disappearance and the beautifully paced revelations of Kate’s family secrets. An honest, compassionate portrayal of touchingly real characters and their familial relationships; the mistakes made, the regrets, the falling out, the falling apart, the forgiveness and the love.
Jane Elmor, author of My Vintage Summer
An emotionally powerful story of the impact of secrets and lies on the lives of three generations of women – a deeply satisfying and moving book, and a wonderful debut!
Sophie Duffy, author of Bright Stars