On The Edge

On The Edge

Hardback Published on: 04/07/2024
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Published 04/07/2024
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The hilarious and heart-wrenching new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of STEPPING UP and THE UNMUMSY MUM.

‘Sarah Turner writes family like no one else. With her trademark humour and insight, Turner creates a colourful world of family secrets and misunderstandings, of arguments and avoidance, while also revealing the love that lies beneath. I loved it.’ Katie Marsh, author of UNBREAK YOUR HEART

Sometimes, in order to move forward, you need to go back.

Joni’s always felt like an outsider in her blended family, and as an adult she’s done all she can to avoid them. The only person she’s remained close to is her beloved Nana.

When Nana dies, she leaves behind something unexpected: an itinerary of pre-arranged activities for the whole family to complete over the course of a week. After years of trying but failing to bring Joni back into the fold, this appears to be Nana’s parting shot. After all, nothing says ‘family bonding’ quite like abseiling and ballroom dancing.

With marriage and kids on the horizon, the life Joni’s always dreamed of is finally within touching distance. The last thing she wants to do is revisit the past.

But Joni’s about to discover that a lot can happen in seven days. Nana’s Week of Fun is about to change everything…

‘On The Edge is warm, funny and truthful about the complexities of families. It’s bursting with positivity, and full of characters the reader can root for.’ Caroline Hulse, author of THE ADULTS

Readers love On the Edge!
'I laughed out loud constantly and cried a little as well. The family are so well put together, they felt familiar and recognisable'
'I loved this book and would have read it in a single day if my kids hadn’t needed attention'
'There were so many relatable moments in the book that really resonated for me and just had me rooting for Joni'

Praise for Sarah Turner:

'Written with such love and heart. Sarah has done an exceptional job of marrying her trademark comedy with deep and raw emotion. I loved it!' GIOVANNA FLETCHER

'Stop EVERYTHING and read this! Funny, tender and beautifully observed. Loved, loved, LOVED it!' CATHY BRAMLEY

'A heart-blasting triumph of a novel - wise, witty and wonderfully human.' ISABELLE BROOM


  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781787633087
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 750g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm

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On The Edge
Wonderful book, fantastically clear characters, highly recommended
I absolutely loved it. I have just flew through this book and adored it. This is a perfect holiday read to just jump into and devour. All the characters ... READ MORE
Victoria Gee
On The Edge
A wonderfully written book about family and grief
This is the second novel from the Unmumsy Mum and I really enjoyed it. It touches on families, love, friendships and grief. Sarah Turner really knows how t... READ MORE
Rachael Derham