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In Five Years

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Atria Books
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Emer (A Little Haze)
Do you ever just finish a book, sit back and think to yourself 'what on earth did I just read?'

I went into this book expecting a sweeping love story for the ages, one with a love triangle that would really feel heart wrenching and give me all those conflicted feels.

But no...

What I got was a love rhombus?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

A very weird and very strange love rhombus.

Because for so much of this book we knew the ending...
We knew the MC would end up in flagrante delicto with this guy who wasn't
I really enjoyed this story. I do agree with other reviewers that the blurb is a little misleading - this story is about a woman who is working in New York and on the night she gets engaged to her boyfriend she wakes up five years into the future in a different apartment with a different man in her bed. That makes it sound like the book is going to have time travel or some crazy sci-fi elements to it, but that is a single event at the beginning of this book, and the rest of it is a contemporary ...more
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"Where do you see yourself in five years?" is the quintessential interview question that most of us are required to BS our way through when getting our first job. Dannie, on the brink of getting her dream job, answers this question as well in an interview at the very beginning of the book. Things are going swell for Dannie: she has the dream boyfriend, a ritzy Manhattan lifestyle, and if she gets her position at this law firm, the perfect
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3,5 - 4 stars

This started well , it has a great premise and I was intrigued to see how this will go!I find it unique and brilliant and I was expected to find an emotional read but for me it wasn't!I still loved it and I find myself hooked but I didn't love it as much as I wannted!


This is about love and friendship, I have to say that the main heroine was ok for me, I couldn't connect with her so I couldn't empathise her either.

Overall, it was a great read if you are looking for something
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Atria Books for the chance to read this novel early.

It's no secret I love mindbending books that play with the concept of time. As soon as I read the blurb for this one, I knew I would be bumping it to the top of my to be read list. I'm so glad I did because this book was very nearly perfect and not what I was expecting at all.

The blurb for In Five Years is a little misleading, but I'm actually glad it was. Oftentimes the blurbs
Jessica Jeffers
Oct 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, edelweiss
There was so much that I hated about this book, I don't even know where to begin. I am hesitant to flat-out trash it because I do know that writers sometimes read these and there are others who will like something more than I did—it’s been more than three years since I’ve given out a one-star review, but this one absolutely deserves it.
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[ e-ARC received from NetGalley ]

Release Date : 3rd March 2020
♡ Kim ♡
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, arc
4.5 - Absolutely loved this one!
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
I don't think I could have loved this book more... easily in my top 5 for the entire year. Definitely add it to your TBR piles!
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Who knew contemporary women’s fiction would give me my biggest reading twist of the year.
A very enjoyable and heartbreaking read.
Sherri Thacker
Thanks to the publisher for an early release of this book for my honest review. A beautiful story about friendships, love and heartbreak. It’s very moving. I really enjoyed it!
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#bookreview “In Five Years” 5/5 stars:
After reading “The Dinner List” and sobbing my eyes out, I knew I had to get my hands on Rebecca Serle’s new book. A huge THANK YOU to Isabel and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC. Just like her previous novel, the plot of “In Five Years” was original and creative. This one focuses on the one question that starts it off- Where do you see yourself in five years? And then there’s a dream, a premonition, or what could be perceived as a curse which causes
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Well.. about halfway through I had a feeling how it was going to go. Sadly it was indeed what happened and I’m not exactly happy about it. It was a quick read with a very interesting premise and I enjoyed most of it.. I guess. Going into this I thought it was a romance, but nope and it would’ve been better to know what this turned out to be.

I'm conflicted if you couldn't tell.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arcs
(ARC provided by Atria Books)

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Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unexpected and thoroughly captivating. All the right comparisons risk spoiling the magic, but trust that this one’s gonna be big!
Kaitlyn Vella
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Holy shit.

What a beautiful, heartbreaking tale that I wasn't entirely ready for. Whatever you think this book is going to be, toss those feelings and thoughts aside. In a few short reads (because I couldn't for the life of me put it down), this story seemed to flip my world upside down. It's beautifully written, will tug at your heartstrings, and make you want to call up any person close to you simply to tell them you love them.

This one is both worth the read and worth the wait.
Katie Katieneedsabiggerbookshelf
Dannie has just gotten engaged to the love of her life, she is sure to get the perfect job she interviewed for, and nothing can go wrong. The night of her engagement however, she has a dream. It doesn’t feel like a dream though. It feels real. It’s five years in the future, and she is in a strange apartment, with a different man, and a different ring on her finger. When she awakens she tries to forget the dream, but a few years later, Dannie and David still havent gotten married, and that man ...more
Chris- Bookaddict
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
So the publisher sent this book to me and on a whim I thought sure why not try it. It’s a decent book, but there is so much jumping around in the story that a few times I felt lost. The main characters were ok but I felt like I need more of the here and now and not the jumping back in time with them. It was kinda all over the place for me and that I did not like at all.
Samantha Kappes
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I read In Five Years expecting a wave of emotions and warmth that would make me want to call my best friend and have them read it too. Instead, I was met with something that was half 13-going-on-30, half self fulfilling prophecy, and... I don’t know what else. I wouldn’t subject my best friend to this book. It does seem like the kind of book I may recommend to a less literary family member whose into emotional twists and doesn’t mind ‘perfect’ main characters.

Which leads me to my biggest
Zubs Malik
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book. Okay. I need to try and compose my feelings before I allow myself to think about how this book made me feel. This one straight up sucker punched my soul.

The banter and dynamics between Dannie and her best friend Bella were just electric. I loved Bella’s fiery sarcasm and no-nonsense personality and I adored Dannie’s need for structure, her take charge attitude and ger strength both physically and mentally. They were each other’s complete opposite, but they fused and become stronger as
Jodie Matthews
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
’Now, on the other side of midnight, we do not yet know what is coming. So be it. So let it be’

I was lucky enough to get an digital review copy of In Five Years by @rebecca_serle through @quercusbooks and @netgalley

This is actually the first time I’ve ever used the kindle app, or read a digital copy of anything - I much more of a physical book kind of girl (so pretty, so substantial) but after reading about this book I knew I didn’t want to miss it. I read through it in record time, not wanting
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it

I saw this synopsis and knew that I had to read it.

I really enjoyed this book, this author new to me. She gave us characters that interested me, which made me want to keep reading.

The ultimate question - "Where do you see yourself in five years" is the premise of the book. Our heroine Dannie has a dream (but she's not quite sure it was just a dream or a premonition) about where she will be in five years. It's nowhere where she thought she would be. On the heels of landing her dream job and a
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019, arc, romance
"In Five years" is a beautifully crafted, surprising and emotional read, focusing on love, friendship and following your heart. It starts with a day in life of Dannie, a career focused young woman who first nails an important job interview, then gets engaged to her boyfriend and, during the evening of celebrations, falls asleep. When she wakes up she is in a different apartment, with a different man, five years into the future. Is it a vision or a premonition of her life? But Dannie doesn't ...more
Claudia Neu
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Thank you so much @atriabooks and @simonandschuster for sending me this incredible book in the mail!

Oh my goodness! This book took my heart and my soul and crumbled it up and put it back together again which was not what I was expecting at all. I read The Dinner List by @rebecca_serle last year when I picked it as a BOTM and I have vivid memories of reading it in Central Park when I was visiting New York City. I feel so lucky to have been able to meet the sweet Rebecca at the
Megan Collins
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the author of The Dinner List, IN FIVE YEARS features Dannie, who has everything in her life planned out, down to her answer to that tireless question of “Where do you see yourself in five years?” But on the night of her engagement to David (which happens at her planned-upon age of 28), she falls asleep and wakes five years in the future, with a different man and a different ring on her finger. For one hour, she exists in this seemingly alternate reality with a man named Aaron, but when she ...more
Meghan DeMaria
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-york
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Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Goodreads.

And I'm so glad I did because I never would have picked this book out on my own.

I never thought I'd be crying my heart out on my birthday, but here I am.

In Five Years is a beautiful book. And a compulsive read. It redefines the meaning of friendship and love and grief in an unexpected and significant way.

And I loved it (even though it made me cry.)
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved In Five Years! Couldn’t wait to share my thoughts on it with a fellow bookseller who shares my love of contemporary women’s fiction.
Such a great concept, the ‘vision’ of her future self, in five years, and doing all she can to prevent it coming to pass. I laughed and cried my eyes out and completely connected with the characters. Can’t wait for it to be published so I can share with my like minded customers.
Emily Carter
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Let me start of by saying, this is book about friendship as opposed to a love story. I was expecting an epic love story or a love triangle due to the premonition very early on.

It took me a while to like the main character, Dannie. I found her grating for a long while. The supporting characters were never fleshed out that well, I didn't feel like I "knew" any of them. Then, after some slow meandering, the book takes a turn I did not expect.

Honestly, this book did not blow me away. The whole
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow. This was an amazing journey of a read. I expected a lighthearted romcom, what I got was writing that was light but deft. The author explored friendship, growth, romantic and parental relationships, grief and what it truly means to be happy, all against backdrop of a never over- described New York. I found myself racing to the end and finishing it in one tense couch sitting. Very very well done!
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Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives between New York and Los Angeles. Serle most recently co-developed the hit TV adaptation of her young adult series Famous in Love, now on Freeform. She loves Nancy Meyers films, bathrobes, and giving unsolicited advice on love. She can be found on twitter: @RebeccaASerle
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