‘This grown-up love story is gorgeously written and romantic without being sentimental’ Good Housekeeping
'This tender tale of second chances... is a nostalgic delight' Sunday Mirror
You never forget the one that got away.
Daniel was the first boy to make Alison a mix tape.
But that was years ago and Ali hasn’t thought about him in a very long time. Even if she had, she might not have called him ‘the one that got away’; after all, she’d been the one to run.
Then Dan’s name pops up on her phone, with a link to a song from their shared past.
For two blissful minutes, Alison is no longer an adult in Adelaide with temperamental daughters; she is sixteen in Sheffield, dancing in her skin-tight jeans. She cannot help but respond in kind.
And so begins a new mix tape.
Ali and Dan exchange songs – some new, some old – across oceans and time zones, across a lifetime of different experiences, until one of them breaks the rules and sends a message that will change everything…
Readers are falling in love with Mix Tape!
‘I laughed, I cried, I listened to the music. I wanted to know the characters in real life.’ *****
‘This book is beautiful. The writing is so emotive and evocative.’ *****
‘I LOVED this book - the music in it brought back so many memories from my teenage years.’ *****
Gorgeous novel. . . guaranteed to make you think of your first love – and perhaps what might have been.
A lovely novel, delicately drawn, with characters that really linger in the mind and memory.
This grown-up love story is gorgeously written and romantic.
A deftly written romantic novel.
Touching, peppily nostalgic love story.
Mix Tape author Jane Sanderson on how the right song can bring family, friends and lovers together as strongly today as it did decades ago.