Nothing Serious

Nothing Serious


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A blisteringly sharp exploration of self-acceptance, friendship and finding connection in the most unexpected places.

Nicki - 30ish, care worker living in Brighton - is scrolling for her next hook up. A difficult home life, a job that's going nowhere, she seeks solace in random encounters.

Amber - 17, college student, lost - desperately needs someone to notice her.

She creates 'Kevin', a fake dating profile for a man in his thirties.

Neither Nicki nor 'Kevin' has any idea what they're about to get into.

They quickly match, and an unlikely friendship develops, giving each other the validation they both sorely need.

But can you ever truly connect when one of you is a liar?


'Emotive . . . a powerful tale of a skewed but hopeful friendship through which two very different women find the courage to survive' AMY BEASHEL, author of Spilt Milk

'WHAT. A. BOOK. I was utterly gripped from the first page. I loved Emma's characters, they felt real and balanced, flawed and relatable. One that people will be talking about long after they finish reading' LISA HALL, author of Between You and Me

'A searing exploration into the shape of loneliness and how far we'll go to create connections' HEATHER DARWENT, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Things We Do To Our Friends

©2024 Emma Medrano (P)2024 Penguin Audio


  • Always emotionally intelligent and thought-provoking. Raw and compelling
    Daily Mail

About the author

Emma Medrano

Emma Medrano was born and raised in Sweden. She studied philosophy at the University of Glasgow and currently lives in Edinburgh. She has previously had short stories published in journals and was selected for Penguin Random House's WriteNow scheme, giving her the chance to develop her debut novel Nothing Serious. Emma can be found on Instagram and Twitter: @emmawroteabook
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