The Light in the Hallway by Amanda Prowse

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes the moving story of a man whose life is changed in an instant. How do you start again when you lose the only love you’ve ever known?


When Nick’s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much he’s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly. 

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friends—while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesn’t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheart—but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy? And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?

MoMo’s Review

I was excited to be granted my wish on NetGalley to read and review this latest book from Amanda Prowse.  

I knew I’d need to be prepared for tear-jerking moments when reading a book by Amanda Prowse and this one is no different. 

The tale goes between present day and Nick’s childhood telling the story of how a father and son come to terms and move on with their lives following the death of the wife and mother.

Amanda Prowse writes beautifully inspirational tales and each one is a new heart being opened and shared with the reader. Look forward to her next release!

Book Details

  • PUBLISHER: Amazon Publishing UK
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 11 November 2019
  • GENRE: General Fiction (Adult), Women’s Fiction
  • ISBN: 9781542041171
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About the Author

Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel, Poppy Day, in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty-two novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. 

Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. 

The most prolific female contemporary fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. 

Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing. 

You can find her online at, on Twitter and Instagram @MrsAmandaProwse, and on Facebook at

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