Getting Rid Of Matthew

Sparkling and unpredictable, a brilliant first novel
— Elle
A brilliant and original tale that is one of the best books I have read in a long time
— The Sun
This is packed with cringe-worthy moments and a twist to keep you hooked. Brilliant
— Woman's Own

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife Sophie and their two daughters and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore...

PLAN A Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line. Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks. Stop having sex with him. Pick holes in the way he dresses. Don't brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or pluck out the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin. Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around.

PLAN B Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife Sophie. Give yourself a fake name and identity. Befriend Sophie. Actually begin to really like Sophie. Snog Matthew's son (who's the same age as you by the way. You're not a paedophile). Befriend Matthew's children. Unsuccessfully. Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong...

Getting Rid of Matthew isn't as easy as it seems, but along the way Helen will forge an unlikely friendship, find real love and realize that nothing ever goes exactly to plan...

This witty first novel is a complete winner. It’s comic, touching and the narrative races along at breakneck speed
— Daily Express