The third Lou Clark novel, following the number one international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.
Lou Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is hurled into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.
Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past.
In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets - not all her own - that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?
Review by Tanaya Lowden
The endearing and loveable Louisa Clark is back in Still Me, the third book in the Me Before You series.
This time, Lou has moved to New York city to work for the super rich Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. But with her new job comes secrets, secrets that wreak havoc upon her newly crafted life in New York, and the life in England she’s clinging to.
Part of what makes this series so special is how charming the characters and their relationships with one another are. The strong sense of family in particular has been a recurring theme in this series, and this is no different in Still Me. We get updates on all of Lou’s family – her parents, her grandfather, her sister and nephew, and it is these little subplots and the intricacies of their lives that make this book so relatable.
It’s not often that a book can transport me so clearly to its setting, but this is something Jojo Moyes has done particularly well in Still Me. Like most novels set in New York, the city is almost an additional character in this tale. Set to the stunning backdrop of this city, Lou’s adventures had me reminiscing on my own trips, and had me desperately wishing I too could be walking along the bustling streets of New York City.
The true gem of this novel though is Miss Louisa Clark herself. We’ve been there for her highs, and we’ve been there at her lowest, and now we get to be there whilst she figures out who she is and how to stay true to her wants and desires. Lou is the kind of character that is so relatable that it’s hard to not want her to succeed. She’s funny, and friendly, and loyal, and clumsy. She’s at times awkward, whilst at other times so charming. It is impossible not to like her, and it was refreshing to finally see her step foot on a path of her own choosing after all the tragic events of her past.
And of course it couldn’t be a book in the Me Before You series without a dash of romance. Ambulance Sam and Lou try to keep their love aflame despite their living on different continents – expect some romantic gestures on a grand New York City scale. Meanwhile, there are also relationships for the lively Lily, and for Lou’s sister Treena who has been a favourite of mine since book one. All in all, there are several relationships to get caught up with in Still Me that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Funny, charming and touching, Still Me is a lovely addition to a beloved series. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we see of Lou Clark.
Immensely readable and enjoyable * Sunday Times *
Louisa is a dream character, and this is going to be huge - deservedly so * Daily Mail *
A triumph * Heat *
The storytelling treads the delicate balance between heartbreak and hope perfectly - with a splash of humour to keep it real * Good Housekeeping *
Still one of our fave authors and still a brilliant read! * Look *
A joyful story with a pitch-perfect ending * Daily Express *
Captivating * OK! *
A funny, thoughtful and uplifting conclusion to the trilogy * Sunday Express *
Brilliant * Bella *
Fun, emotional and a damn good read * Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine *
It's witty, funny, uplifting and warm. The perfect book to settle down with * Candis *
A real triumph * Sun *
A heart-warming, upbeat tale * Sunday Mirror *
As funny, quirky, vulnerable Lou tries to acclimatise to the glitzy New York way of life, you can't fail to care about her . . . it is an utter delight * Sunday Express *
Jojo's work never fails to bring a smile to my face with her honesty, humour and empathy about what it is to be human - a must-read! -- Emilia Clarke, the star of Me Before You and Game of Thrones
Utterly satisfying . . . Moyes fans will be clamouring for the return of Louisa Clark -- Starred review * Booklist *
Hooray! Louisa Clark is back * Prima *
Heartwarming * Savoy Magazine *
Sure not to disappoint * Now *
The last in Jojo Moyes's barnstorming trilogy is expected to be huge -- Alice O'Keeffe * Press Association *
A sure-fire bestseller -- Fanny Blake's Books to Look Forward to in 2018 * Woman & Home *
Moyes' beloved Lou Clark is back -- Books We're Most Excited About in 2018 * Grazia *
Jojo Moyes has a habit of hooking her readers in with irrevocably loveable characters * Western Gazette *
Praise for Jojo Moyes * - *
Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love * Sunday Express *
Raw, funny, real and sad, this is storytelling at its best * Marie Claire *
Like her peers David Nicholls and Marian Keyes, Moyes possesses the enviable gift of making the reader laugh * Independent on Sunday *
A heart-stopping read. Destined to be the novel that friends press upon each other . . . Moyes does a majestic job of conjuring a cast of characters who are charismatic, credible and utterly compelling * Independent on Sunday *
This truly beautiful story made us laugh, smile and sob like a baby - you simply have to read it * Closer *
A beautifully written modern love story from Britain's best contemporary female author * Sun on Sunday *
Wonderfully written and completely engrossing, with exquisitely drawn characters in a brilliantly plotted narrative. It will make you think long after you finish the final page * Daily Mail *
A tender, funny and hopeful look at love, grief and life. Bumper box of tissues required * Stylist *
A beautiful read * Hello *
Funny, heart-warming and extremely wise * Prima *
A deeply satisfying book full of big emotions * Good Housekeeping *
A laugh-out-loud, rollicking good read and a very touching love story * Sunday Independent *
Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy * Elle *