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Is Lucy’s life ‘meant to be’ . . . or meant to be different?

Lucy’s life is at a crossroads. She’s just walked out of her unrewarding job and has no idea about her next step: use her savings to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, or move to London to try and revive her career? It almost seems like fate that on that same night she meets Caleb, a stranger in a bar, and runs into Max, the one-time love of her life.

Should Lucy stay in the seaside town she grew up in, and in doing so, get to know Caleb better? Or should she go to London and reconnect with Max again after he broke her heart a decade ago? It’s just one decision – but sometimes one decision can change the course of your whole life . . .

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN is a sweeping and unforgettable novel for anyone who has ever believed in destiny and soulmates – or paused to wonder what your life might look like if you’d made a different choice.

Praise for Holly Miller!

‘Unique and breathtaking’ – Jodi Picoult
‘Clever, poignant and very special’ – Woman & Home
‘Extraordinary’ – Beth O’Leary
‘A heartrending, beautifully crafted emotional rollercoaster’ Mike Gayle
‘A gorgeous, unusual love story’ Good Housekeeping


This book had me in tears. I can't stop thinking about Callie and Joel and what my choices would be in their circumstances. Beautiful and heartbreaking
Jill Santopolo, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Light We Lost</i>
Heartbreaking and compulsive in equal measure, I read The Sight of You in a single day
Kate Riordan, author
This book stole my heart. It reminds me of how I felt when I first read The Time Traveler's Wife. Special, inventive, heartbreaking and empathetic, it's a book about whether it's better to have loved and lost, or never to have loved at all. Women's fiction at its finest
Gillian McAllister, author
Heartbreaking, hopeful and completely original - The Sight of You is a love story that stays with you long after the final page
Dani Atkins, author
With stunningly evocative prose, Holly Miller crafts an enthralling tale that picks up speed as it churns toward its inevitable conclusion. I'm not usually an emotional reader, but this book proved me wrong. The ending is simply perfect. Readers are going to love it
Tracey Garvis Graves, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Girl He Used to Know</i>
The Sight Of You is one of those rare books that stays in your heart long after the final page and I'm utterly bereft now it's finished. Beautiful, lyrical and yet packs an emotional punch that will leave you reeling
Penny Parkes, author
I've just finished it and I'm in BITS. There are literally tears still dripping from my chin. What an extraordinary book. It's exquisitely written, incredibly moving and impossible to put down. It made me want to go and give everyone I love a very, very big hug. Who could fail to fall in love with Callie and Joel?
Beth O'Leary, author of <i>The Flatshare</i>
What an astonishing book. I just loved it. One of those rare books that is beautifully written and utterly life affirming
Kate Thompson, author
Amazing concept, a beautiful love story
Eva Woods, author
I. Am. Broken. It's exquisite, beautiful and tender and has left me utterly bereft!
Emma Cooper, author
A wonderful high-concept love story. I adored it
Richard Roper, author
Set to be the big love story of 2020
We're predicting a hit
Miller's moving love-infused new novel probes the two separate realities of one spectacular woman: a life with the man who was her past, and a life with a man who could be her future . . . a total, addictive knockout
Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and With or Without You
Such a beautiful, thoughtful story of finding happiness on life's many different paths
Abbie Greaves
Explores a question all of us have contemplated - what would my life be like if I'd made a different choice? It's a moving, ultimately hopeful love story about how we navigate our chosen paths in life. I couldn't put it down
Sophie Cousens
A beautifully original and so cleverly woven sliding doors story, with characters that will lodge their way into your heart. Poignant, thought-provoking, wonderfully romantic, a little bit heartbreaking at times but ultimately uplifting
Emily Stone
One of those novels that sweeps you up from the very first page and doesn't let you go until long after the last. I was completely hooked . . . It's a novel that breathes heart and hope and which I can't recommend highly enough. I adored it.
Jenny Ashcroft
Achingly clever and full of warmth - What Might Have Been explores what it means to take a risks and live life, whether you stay or go
Holly Hepburn
Beautifully written, moving and impossible to put down, this book packs an emotional punch. It's a heartfelt read that will capture your imagination and keep you hooked to the last page
Sarah Harris
I loved the concept and the story, and its perfect connections (not a loose end in sight!) made for the most satisfying read. It left me with a huge smile on my face . . . A must for anyone who loves a great story with a healthy dose of romance
Kate Sawyer