About the book
“I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened.”After seven years, Lizzie wonders whether she’s truly happy with her long-term boyfriend. When one wrong step and a chance meeting set off an unexpected chain of events, her life starts breaking up. On the same day that she meets Martin, an attractive lifeguard, her old friend, Catherine, re-appears. But is Martin really all he seems? And what is the secret that Catherine is hiding? As Lizzie struggles to confront the ghosts of her past, can she survive the shocking twist that will change the course of her future?
Swimming Upstream is a life-affirming and often humorous story about getting over a relationship breakup. It is also a story of female friendship, love, and divided loyalties – and the moral choices that we find ourselves making when the chips are down.
Praise for Swimming Upstream
Ruth Mancini presents a compelling tale of starting over, friendship, and the decisions we must make to keep going each day.– Readers' Favorite.
Gripping, pacey…I truly enjoyed Swimming Upstream. This is thinking women’s chick lit!– Catherine Amey, author