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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  3,220 ratings  ·  359 reviews
The stunning new emotional drama from ebook phenomenon Dani Atkins, author of Fractured - perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Dorothy Koomson.

This is the story of Ally and Charlotte, whose paths have intersected over the years though they've never really been close friends. Charlotte married Ally's ex and first true love, David. Fate is about to bring them together one last
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Paperback, 500 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Simon and Schuster Au (first published January 28th 2016)
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Rosina McLaughlin Well Ally effectively gave David, her first love, her husbands heart & David is her son's father so I guess all three will be inextricably linked…moreWell Ally effectively gave David, her first love, her husbands heart & David is her son's father so I guess all three will be inextricably linked for life!(less)
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Karen
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our Song is a story of two couples, who by fate and circumstances find themselves in the same hospital intensive care unit one night. Ally is married to Joe but one selfless act has led to him lying in a hospital bed. Charlotte is married to David - who also lies in a nearby room. David was Ally's first love and she has always felt that Charlotte was instrumental in their split. Over a period of 24 hours, we go back to their past and get to know their history.

This is the first book I have read b
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Rachel Gilbey
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea how to start this review, nor do I have any idea how to convey the utter brilliance of this book. Right from the first chapter I was hooked. Dani Atkins has produces an emotional and gripping story, that will draw you in and won't let you go until you are finished. And even afterwards Our Song has the power to keep you thinking about it after you have finally finished.

I strongly believe that Our Song could be an early contender for one of my books of 2016. It has been that well w
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Odette Knappers
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inbezit, 2017
Man o man o man.

Ik heb twee keer eerder een boek van Dani Atkins gelezen, Fractured en Perfect Strangers. Elke keer dacht ik tijdens het lezen van het boek 'Nou. Niet heel geweldig goed qua plot of hoe het geschreven is ofzo.' En iedere keer heb ik zitten JANKEN om het einde, niet te geloven hoe intens mijn gevoelens voor deze boeken zijn.

En toen begon dit boek met twee vrouwen die allebei horen dat hun man in kritieke toestand in het ziekenhuis ligt. Oh, dat grijpt wel aan, ook hoe het geschrev
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Miz
I received a hard copy of this book to review. Then I'll pass on to anyone interested - let me know.

This was very well written. The plot surrounds two female characters and how a couple of decisions can change your life. It's a bit about soulmates, but also about making the best of what life throws at you - whether 'alls fair in life and war' or 'you reap what you sow'. I loved the strong female characters and how they reacted in very familiar ways and could see myself and my friends in the char
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Marieke
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oef, dit was duidelijk een ugly cry. Maar ja, wat had ik ook verwacht? Het verhaal speelt zich af in het ziekenhuis, waar 2 ex-vriendinnen elkaar tegenkomen omdat allebei hun echtgenoten er in kritieke toestand liggen.

Ik moest me alleen wel door het middenstuk heen worstelen. Het is best moeilijk om het verhaal soms te volgen, want het verhaal heeft veel flashbacks. Ally 8 jaar geleden, Charlotte 3 jaar geleden, Ally 3 jaar geleden, Charlotte 5 jaar geleden. En tussendoor is het heden er ook no
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Camila Matuella
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
É aquele livro que o nosso coração se estilhaça aos poucos.
Lindo demais.
Triste demais.
Laura
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreaking! Completely tore my heart to shreds! But oh so well written. I was blown away by the story and even though I could see where it was heading, I wasn't disappointed. Truly fantastic. A contender for my book of the year so far!
Anne
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our Song by Dani Atkins is published by Simon & Schuster, in paperback on 28 January 2016, the ebook is released on 21 January.

Our Song is the first of Dani Atkins' books that I've read, and if this one is anything to go by, then I've missed out on some real treats, I will be rectifying that!

It's very rare that I actually cry when reading a book. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a hard heart, it's just that I tend to well up at visual images; news stories, film and TV, rather than words on a
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Lynda Kelly
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
LOVED this book though I was sobbing through most of the final chapters !! So I would not read it in public. I'm just glad I finished it in the bath as opposed to my break at work as it wouldn't have been a great look !!
I adored Ally and Joe and I'm no child-lover but little Jake was a sweetheart too. I liked how she opened it with you not knowing which man was being described in which situation he found himself.
I did spot a few mistakes and if the story hadn't been as good as it is I'd have kn
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Laura
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every once in a while a book comes along that captures you and your emotions, a book that draw you in completely from page one, a book that is full of charm and characters that you not only want to reach out for but take over your life completely, a book that has a few unexpected twists and turns and one that you simply just can't put down.

Our Song by Dani Atkins does exactly just that.

Our Song is beautifully written with scenes that will tug at even the toughest of readers and starts off by giv
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Lisa
Verdomme. 2000 jaar huilen.
Irene
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eigen-boeken
Na het boek 'Versplinterd' wist ik niet of ik nog een keer een boek van haar zou lezen. Haar eerste boek viel bij mij niet helemaal in de smaak, maar toen ik van Duet met jou het eerste hoofdstuk las wilde ik haar graag een tweede kans geven. En ik ben heel blij dat ik dat heb gedaan. Vier sterren voor dit boek.

De opbouw van het verhaal is erg goed, doordat het vanuit twee perspectieven wordt geschreven, maar ook door middel van de flashbacks. De flashbacks zijn voor de lezer zeer waardevol, om
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Kis
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gente, que livro foi esse? Livro tristeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Pode me chamar de louca, mas com toda esse "caminhão de tristeza o livro é bom d+. Que escrita maravilhosa. Devorei esse livro.

Hayley
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I'm cold but this fell flat for me.I saw the 'twists' coming early on and this was way too long.
Martina
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wat een prachtig emotioneel verhaal!! Ik moest bij het einde wel gewoon stoppen, want ik kon door mijn “natte” ogen niet meer lezen!,
En het stomme is dat ik in het begin van het verhaal echt dacht, dat het niets voor mij was, teveel mooie mannen met strakke jeans en mooie gespierde billen en te veel “te “ mooie vrouwen; gewoon alles een beetje “te” dus. Gelukkig vond ik het verhaal dusdanig dat ik doorlas. En daar ben ik zo blij mee!!!!
Dit boek is een regelrechte aanrader, houd de zakdoekjes m
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Elisa
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5. Een klein beetje voorspelbaar maar evengoed een prachtig verhaal.
Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
The best weepy since Me Before You and my favourite book of 2016 so far.
Suzi
Quem me conhece sabe o quanto eu amo Dani Atkins. E mais uma vez, ela me surpreendeu em mais um livro. Mais uma vez, ela conseguiu me fazer sofrer por um tempo muito longo.

A história é cheia de tensão, narrada tanto no ponto de vista de Ally, quanto de Charlotte. Ambas sofrendo por seus devidos maridos, Joe e David, que estão em estado crítico.
Também temos os flashbacks, que retrata o que aconteceu entre Ally, David e Charlotte anos atrás.
Com o decorrer da história passamos a entender muita co
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Judith
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Als een boek mij laat huilen dan weet je dat je een bijzonder boek in handen hebt. Ik vind het echt een voorrecht dat ik dit boek - dat zelfs akelig dichtbij is gekomen - heb mogen lezen.
Aisyah Roslan
Our Song tells the story of two couples, where their lives once again intertwined when the husbands David and Joe were rushed to the hospital with their lives in danger. With all the history behind them, the two women have to spend the night at the ICU waiting for the fate of their respective husbands who are fighting for their lives.

My head hurts after I read this book, not because it was bad but because I cried my eyes out, especially towards the end of the story when it was the hardest. Dani
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Jody
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on my blog 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

'Our Song' focuses on two female characters: Ally and Charlotte, whose lives are about to completely change within the time span of just 24 hours. The two women are no strangers, since they met at university several years ago and Charlotte is now married to Ally's ex, David. Unexpected circumstances bring the two of them together at the ICU of the same hospital and only one thing is for certain:
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Isabell
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Originally posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes


So here I am falling in love with a new author. I am so happy I finally picked up one of Dani Atkins books. It was the first book I read by Dani Atkins and certainly won’t be the last! Our Song is gut wrenchingly beautiful. A story that will haunt you for days afterwards. I'm looking forward to reading more of this author's work.

I don't want to give away any spoilers I'd want readers to discover it for themselves, not listen to me gushing about how am
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Lisa Hall
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, can I just confess that I still haven't read ANY of Dani Atkins' books? They are sat on my kindle, but seem to be getting pushed further down the TBR pile. After reading this though, that has to change - Our Song is a beautifully written story of four people and how their lives have been interwoven. It's heartbreaking and emotional, and by the end I was RUINED, but in a good way, if that's even possible.
The characters are flawed, but this makes them even more real. It's not often
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Esmee
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
3,5/5 Ik moest dit boek echt even laten bezinken voor ik het sterren kon geven. Het verhaal raakte mij minder dan ik had gehoopt. Toch zat er iets in de geschiedenis van de personages dat ik door bleef lezen, maar helaas met flinke pauze's ertussen.
Beth McCraw
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Y’all. This book. THIS BOOK!!! This is why I read, people! Lord have mercy, how will I recover!?!?😭😭😭
Nancy
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik heb al veel goede dingen gehoord over haar andere boek ‘Versplinterd’. Het is er nog niet van gekomen om dat boek te lezen, maar dankzij de Hebban Leesclub kreeg ik wel de kans om met deze schrijfster kennis te maken via het boek ‘Duet met jou’.

Het boek heeft een mooie cover wat me nieuwsgierig maakt naar het verhaal.
Het verhaal begint met een voltreffer: de situatie van Joe en David. Deze mannen belanden in het ziekenhuis en vechten voor hun leven. We volgen voornamelijk hun vrouwen Ally en
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Salma Mattar
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-faves
One of the greatest novels of all time .. I'll treasure this book and keep it in a dear place in both my heart and my library.
I cant describe how I'm feeling after I finished it .. My heart is shuttered because even when I predicted the most important 3 things .. I still couldn't get over what happened and the way the Author delivered this book to us .. she kept me in an aww with her magnificent and one of a kind way of writing as she kept my heart aching after finishing each chapter.
When I was
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Kattaleiin
This was a good Story, nice Plot and very well written. But the thing is - it didn't had something special in it. The beginning and all of the switching between past and present and the perspectives; it got me hooked. Still, even before I was half through, I could predict everything, and I was always right, even at the End. So at the End, I always got a little bored...
I don't want to say that it's because "It's cliché" (as usual), I mean it had something. But that something wasn't something that
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Kirstie
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
Sarah
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tear-jerker, romantic
Good page turner, and would have given it 3 stars, but I found the ending both predictable and emotionally manipulative.
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Dani was born and brought up in Cockfosters- a small London suburb at the end of the Piccadilly Tube Line.

This served her well for commuting into the city, where from the age of 18 she worked in a succession of secretarial positions in companies as diverse as a BMW car dealership to the BBC. Dani spent her two hour commute avidly reading and dreamed that one day she would become an author herself
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“You say goodbye to the people you love thousands of times in a lifetime: every time they walk out of the front door; every time you hang up the phone; every waved farewell. You just never know which of those goodbyes is going to be the last one.” 3 likes
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