“Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years has so many of the things I want in a terrific novel: a twisty plot that leaves me guessing; radically unexpected developments; settings that I can see, smell, and taste; and probably the thing that Serle does best — an introduction to characters I’ll grow to care about and shed tears with. That last one? The tear thing? In Five Years had me weeping for the last part of a coast-to-coast flight, prompting the flight attendant to hand me a drink because, she said, it looked like I needed one. I loved this book and can’t wait to offer it to readers.”
— Nick Petrulakis, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
Where do you see yourself in five years? When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this interview question, she has a meticulously crafted answer for it. Later, a newly engaged Dannie goes to sleep confident in her five-year plan. But then she wakes up in a different apartment, with a different ring, and beside a very different man. She discovers that it's 2025, five years in the future. After an intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, now back in 2020. What happened felt like much more than a dream, but she is determined to ignore the odd experience - until four-and-a-half years later, when Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.