Begin Again

The most relatable book of 2023

Rating 4.3
10h 1min

Description of the book

The Good Place meets Sliding Doors, Begin Again is an uplifting novel about life's what if's, missed chances and new beginnings.

Despite living firmly in her comfort zone, Frankie McKenzie feels unsettled. She can't help feeling something's missing. Is it a home to call her own? Travel? A more rewarding job? A relationship? Before she can work it out, she dies in a freak kebab-related accident after yet another dud of a first date.

But life isn't over for Frankie. Instead, she is offered a second chance: Frankie can revisit key moments from her past to see if different choices will lead her away from that fateful takeaway and on to the fulfilling life she's always dreamt of.

Soon, Frankie will see what her life would have been if only she'd caught that one-way flight, accepted the marriage proposal or attended the intimidating job interview. Will she finally find her Mr Right? Or discover she already had?

What would you change if you could begin again?

Praise for Helly Acton:

'A romcom with a difference' Sarra Manning

'Genius, funny and thought-provoking. 5 stars' Carrie Hope Fletcher

'Warm, witty and thought-provoking' Abbie Greaves

'A fresh, funny, razor-sharp take on society's views of relationships. It's feminist, it's provocative and a total joy to read' Hannah Tovey

'Helly's writing is filled with such humour and warmth, it makes me laugh and think whilst seamlessly tackling complex ideas about modern society. What a triumph!' Abigail Mann

'Funny and clever. I loved every single line' Lucy Vine





Length Audiobook:

10h 1min





Publisher Audiobook:

Bonnier Publishing Fiction

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What others think

Reviews of Begin Again – Audiobook

I really loved this book. Would highly recommend. Funny, sad, thought provoking and I could not put it down. Her books are getting better and better to read.


Brilliant book. Makes you think about your life choices


Fun and easy on the ear


This was a joy to listen to but also very cathartic. Would recommend