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We're giving 100 booklovers the chance to get a copy of Holly Brickley's debut novel before it's out in March 2025.

Deep Cuts by Holly Brickley

Good songs come from love. Great songs come from heartbreak…

The first time Joe plays Percy one of his songs in his college room in 2000, she instantly realises three things:

One, she is watching a star in the making.

Two, she can shape his music into something extraordinary.

Three, she will always be on the sidelines.

She swallows her jealousy and throws herself into collaboration, transforming Joe’s songs into indie hits with her blistering critiques.

But there’s an undercurrent to the music they’re making – something undeniably electric, hurtling toward love. And then, almost inevitably, towards heartbreak.

As Joe steps into the spotlight, can Percy bear to watch on in silence?

And can he exist there without her?

Moving from Brooklyn bars to San Francisco dancefloors, this a story about passion and obsession, love and longing and, above all, our need to be heard.

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