Beyond Parallel


By Matthew Turner


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Bella and Clark are two young twenty-somethings, finding themselves in a chaotic and crazy world. One craves love; the other avoids it. Will they find one another, or will a single what-if moment mean they never meet?


BEYOND PARALLEL is a contemporary new adult novel about life’s defining ‘what if’ moments. In the same mould as the movie, Sliding Doors, this Coming of Age Romance flips between two parallel tales. One follows Bella and Clark as a couple, tackling new careers, small town living, and the prospect of marriage, kids, and mother in laws


In the other parallel they never meet, flipping between Sydney and New York, young professional adventures, and cool hipster hangouts.


Set over a fast paced and crazy two years, this contemporary new adult journey demonstrates how a small, everyday decision can affect how you look, where you live, the people you love, and the person you become. We could all live a billion lives but are only given one.


Is life a game of chance, or are Bella and Clark meant to be?


Very inteligent, out-of-the-box

At first I was curious and scared of starting a novel written by a man, but obviously more the first than the last, as I decided to take the challenge. The book seemed confusing at first, I skipped the WITH's and read through the first chapter only the WITHOUT's. When I came back and read the WITH's, I was hooked in both stories, and, through the second chapter, I was cheering for both Clark and Alex to win Bella's heart, even though they were mutually exclusive. But, as we were in parallel, I was running in parallel too, why not? ;-)

Throughout the book both stories developed wonderfully, and I was sympathetic with the drama and the problems and decisions and turns that life surprises us with. It was a great brain storm, thinking out of the box, and seeing the same life through different angles. I really really liked it. Congrats Mathew, great debut novel, count on me to follow your work. Definetely a must read!

Cliente Amazon from Amazon

love on the edge!

The story begins a little confusing because it switches back and forth between stories. Once I got the hang of the way the novel was written, ,I loved it! It is not the typical love story but the backwards way of how it is told keeps me on edge the entire story. While I couldn't decide which couple I wanted to end up together I was happy with how the book ended and can't wait for the next novel by Turner. His writing style is just what I like and I hope that 2013 brings many more!

Tori from Amazon

Will they meet again?

Once I got my head around the characters, it was fascinating to read the exploits of the four whose lives intertwine in a lot of whatifs. What if Clark's friend, Sam, had not taken off, would he have been open to being friends with Beki? Alex and Bella mirror them but in different way with Alex expressing his true feelings for Bella. What if he hadn't? What if Bella was aghast? Would both couples have travelled to a new life and all the whatifs that entailed, getting work, accommodation? And would their relationships suffer or blossom?

writer2050 from Amazon

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