Thora and Santi have met before…
Under the clocktower in central Cologne, with nothing but the stars above and their futures
They will meet again…
They don’t know it yet, but they’ll meet again: in numerous lives they will become friends,
colleagues, lovers, enemies – meeting over and over for the first time, every time; each coming
to know every version of the other.
But as they’re endlessly drawn together and the lines between their different lives begin to
blur, they are faced with one question: why?
They must discover the truth of their strange attachment before this, and all their lives, are lost
Meet Me In Another Life is a breathtakingly unique novel that captured my heart entirely. Thora and Santi meet one another at a party in Cologne, Germany. They share an instant, intense connection and a sense of familiarity that you would usually get with someone you have known for a long time. But this connection is brought to an abrupt end when Santi passes away suddenly after knowing each other for a couple of weeks…but what they don’t realise is that they will meet again…
They are thrown together time and time again in several different lifetimes, and they slowly begin to notice patterns emerging as their lives blur together. And now they are aware of their unbreakable connection with one another, can they break the pattern, and if so, how do they manage to?.
The moment I read the description for this book I knew it was going to be one of those books that draws you in instantly, and I certainly wasn’t wrong about that. I adored the unique way in which this story was written and the refreshing dialogue that the characters shared between them despite meeting over sixteen different lifetimes. I found myself eagerly anticipating the form in which their next meeting would take place, and every single time it made my heart soar. Their relationships in each lifetime were different too, from parent and child, to enemies – yet despite these many forms, their souls always found their way back to one another.
This really was a story like no other I have experienced before. rather than simply getting to know two characters on a superficial level, we are instead allowed to connect with them on a much deeper level as we learn that it is in fact their souls that carry across from one life to the next.
A breath-takingly poignant novel that takes you on a journey like no other. I adored everything about this book!.
About the Author
Catriona Silvey was born in Glasgow and grew up in Perthshire and Derbyshire, which left her with a strange accent and a distrust of flat places. She overcame the latter to do a BA in English at Cambridge, and spent the next few years there working in scientific publishing.
After that she did a PhD in language evolution, in the hope of finding out where all these words came from in the first place.
Following stints in Edinburgh and Chicago, she returned to Cambridge, where she lives with her husband and a very peculiar cat. When she’s not working as a researcher studying meaning in language, she writes.
Her short stories have been performed at the Edinburgh
Literary Festival and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.
*Thank you to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours, Harper Voyager books and Catriona Silvey for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*