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  • Published: 16 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446497074
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Stop the Clock

A sharp, amusing and brilliantly observed novel about women’s lives and friendships, this is a fantastic debut from a talent who’s one to watch.

Meet Lucy, Tina and Natalie, twenty-something friends who are all negotiating the risky business of being grown-up.

Lucy knows exactly what she wants: her marriage to be a success, her children to be perfect, and to be the ultimate home-maker.

Tina knows what she wants too: her journalism career to take off and to see her name as a byline in a national newspaper... and the illicit affair she's started leaves her free enough to follow her dreams.

Natalie just wants to be happy - happy with the boyfriend she's dated since college, happy with the job she's drifted into, happy with a life she thinks is enough – but is it really?

Ten years later, all three women have the lives they thought they wanted. But somehow, reality isn't quite as neat and clean-cut as their dreams...

  • Published: 16 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446497074
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Alison Mercer

Alison Mercer was born in Reading and studied English at University College, Oxford. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two children. She is the author of Stop the Clock and After I Left You.

You can get in touch with Alison via her blog at http://alisonmercerwriter.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlisonMercerwriter, or talk to her on Twitter: @AlisonLMercer.

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Praise for Stop the Clock

A lovely absorbing read, so evocative of student life. Alison Mercer really captures the passion of falling in love for the first time.

Alice Peterson on After I Left You

Alison Mercer has expertly spun an engrossing story about love, secrets and second chances.

Tamar Cohen, author of <i>The Mistress's Revenge</i>

Effortlessly readable and sharply realistic, this is grown-up chick-lit at its very best.


Funny and moving, this is a fab debut from Alison Mercer.


Mercer has a satirical eye which she puts to good effect in describing such cornerstones of middle-class life as private antenatal classes and bitchy newspaper columnists. A funny, promising debut.

Daily Mail

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