The Brighton to London line. The 07:44 train. Carriages packed with commuters.
A woman applies her make-up. Another occupies her time observing the people around her. A husband and wife share an affectionate gesture. Further along, a woman flicks through a glossy magazine.
Then, abruptly, everything changes: a man has a heart attack, and can’t be resuscitated; the train is stopped, an ambulance called.
For at least three passengers on the 07:44 on that particular morning, life will never be the same again.
Telling the story of the week following that fateful train journey, One Moment, One Morning is a stunning novel about love and loss, about family and – above all – friendship. A stark reminder that, sometimes, one moment is all it takes, it also reminds us that somehow, and despite everything, life can and does go on.
‘A real page-turner . . . You’ll want to inhale it in one breath.’ –Easy Living
‘Rayner skilfully lays bare a story of loss, secrets and lies, family and the enduring friendships between women – life affirming and insightful.’ — New Books Magazine
‘An intimate, thoughtful novel celebrating women’s friendship and loyalty.’ –Waterstone’s Books Quarterly
‘Touching, insightful, this is a story that will stay with you.’ –Take a Break Fiction Feast