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You think you’re the perfect couple. And then the unthinkable happens.

Kit and Alice are enjoying a luxurious weekend abroad when their car spins off a mountain road and into a desert valley. Their lives are changed in an instant. In the aftermath of the accident, their faith in each other is shattered. Suddenly it is as if they hardly know each other at all.

The Trouble with Alice is a love story told backwards – a touching, surprising novel about two people who have to fall apart in order to learn how to love…

Olivia Glazebrook was born in 1976 and brought up in Dorset, England. She studied English literature at University College London and has written as a journalist, screenwriter, film critic, and book critic for fifteen years. The Trouble With Alice is her first novel. She lives in West London.

Picked for Amazon Rising Stars 2011

“A story that really draws the reader in, with characters that you want to embrace as friends (or as satisfyingly horrible enemies)... Quite deliciously funny and sad.”
–Barbara Trapido, author of Frankie & Stankie.

“A wise, humorous and humane novel about the nature of real love.”
The Times

“A wise and compelling story from a bold, unflinching new writer.”
– Emma Craigie, Chocolate Cake with Hitler

“This is a highly accomplished, perfectly paced debut.”
Mail on Sunday