The Girl at the End of the Road
High-flying financier Vincent Stevens has lost everything in the economic crash. He wants his life back at any cost. A mysterious woman, a shocking discovery, and Vincent is faced with the biggest decision of his life.
Shortlisted for the Woman Alive magazine Readers’ Choice Award 2017
Endorsements for The Girl at the End of the Road
“This is a wonderful first book from K A Hitchins – touching, poignant, inspiring, and beautifully written. I was captivated from the start and raced to the denouement, knowing I’d need to read it again to appreciate fully its many nuances and challenges. Like Vincent, her sympathetic yet shallow narrator, I don’t think I’ll ever see life in quite the same way again, thanks to the extraordinary Sarah Penny, one of the most memorable and unlikely heroines ever created.” Michele Guinness (author of Archbishop)
“K A Hitchins has crafted a touching and insightful love story that will warm any heart. I can’t wait to see the movie!” Sean Paul Murphy (Award Winning Screenwriter, The Encounter, Sarah’s Choice.)
“After he is made redundant from his high-flying, target-driven job in t
he City and breaks up with his trophy girlfriend, Vincent Stevens has to move back in with his parents. It’s twelve years since he’s been back for longer than Christmas or Easter holidays, and it’s no more exciting than he remembers it. But, with the help of the village librarian – an outsider he was at school with – and his patient parents, Vincent begins to question his plastic life. This is commercial fiction, not quite a romance, but a self-discovery tale set against the backdrop of the credit crunch. It would appeal to both male and female audiences. It’s entertaining, with the kind of anti-hero you don’t like but somehow end up rooting for. It’s a compelling read, and explores themes that many readers will identify with.” Editor’s Desk, Authonomy
Reviews for The Girl at the End of the Road
“I bought this on a recommendation and I shall definitely be recommending it to others. I couldn’t put this book down; some days my husband was in danger of not getting any dinner! The descriptions are just perfect – I was hooked from the first page. There are some intriguing twists that keep you guessing and wondering along the way and a satisfactory conclusion to round up an exceptional read.”
“A beautiful book and one which should be read this coming week Autism Awareness Week. Every child and adult with autism is an individual with their own personality and life experiences.Without giving anything away Kathryn has given us an insight into a ‘special world’ Her characters are so real I even wanted to yell at Vincent ” Can’t you see where you are heading?” I couldn’t put it down, even when I was cooking dinner! Fortunately nothing got burnt! I hope and pray this book goes a long way, it deserves it.”
Girl at the end of the Road (ISBN: 978-1-909728-39-4) by K A Hitchins is published by Instant Apostle and is available from bookshops and on-line retailers. Fiction, paperback, 281pp, £8.99.