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The Empathy Problem

It's never too late to change your life

By Gavin Extence

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RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS IS BACK WITH ANOTHER WARM, WITTY AND GRIPPING STORY OF SECOND CHANCES

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS COMES ANOTHER WARM, WITTY AND GRIPPING STORY OF SECOND CHANCES

*****

'It's so good it'll leave you wanting to change your own life, to be a better person' INDEPENDENT
'Witty and sincere... very clever.' HUFFINGTON POST
'Another stand-out book from this outstanding author.' THE SUN, BOOK OF THE WEEK
'I absolutely loved this story... Extence has such a dry, witty style of writing.' MARIE CLAIRE
'Extence keeps the twists and turns coming, full of mordant wit, until the bitter end.' DAILY MAIL

*****

RESCUED. GABRIEL HAS NEVER RESCUED ANYONE BEFORE. BUT WHEN HIS LIFE GETS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN THERE'S NO MORE TIME FOR REGRETS OR MISSED CHANCES. AND GABRIEL IS JUST ABOUT READY TO GRAB EVERY CHANCE LIFE THROWS AT HIM.

Biographical Notes

Gavin Extence lives in Sheffield with his wife and children. He has written two previous novels, the Richard and Judy bestseller, THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS and THE MIRROR WORLD OF MELODY BLACK, which was described as 'a cross between Bridget Jones' Diary and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by a Simon Mayo Book Club reviewer.

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  • ISBN: 9781473605213
  • Publication date: 11 Aug 2016
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Extence keeps the twists and turns coming, full of mordant wit, until the bitter end. — Daily Mail
The Empathy Problem is delightful, written in a warm, engaging voice and composed of short chapters that rattle along . . . An accessible read but one that prompts you to think about what it means to live a moral life. It's so good it 'll leave you wanting to change your own life, to be a better person. — Independent
Witty and sincere . . . very clever — Huffington Post
Another stand-out book from this outstanding author — Book of the Week, The Sun
A very personal, compassionate and intimate read. Gavin Extence is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, he constantly surprises, challenges and stimulates with his barbed, so beautifully readable books. I sat up reading for most of the night, and even when I had turned the last page, I didn't want to put it down. — Lovereading.co.uk
Extence keeps the twists and turns coming, full of mordant wit, until the bitter end.
The Empathy Problem is delightful, written in a warm, engaging voice and composed of short chapters that rattle along . . . An accessible read but one that prompts you to think about what it means to live a moral life. It's so good it 'll leave you wanting to change your own life, to be a better person.
Witty and sincere . . . very clever
Another stand-out book from this outstanding author
A very personal, compassionate and intimate read. Gavin Extence is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, he constantly surprises, challenges and stimulates with his barbed, so beautifully readable books. I sat up reading for most of the night, and even when I had turned the last page, I didn't want to put it down.
Emotional porn for lefties . . . You can't put it down . . . precise and propulsive . . . a real page-turner
It's funny, well observed and heartfelt without being sentimental... a lovely, engaging read that'll leave you resolving to change your own life for the better.
Witty, insightful and tender, The Empathy Problem is a triumph. I loved it.
I absolutely loved this story... Extence has such a dry, witty style of writing.
Extence's novel is an absolute triumph, once again reiterating his skill for characterisation and voice.
This book is never sentimental and Extence doesn't make the mistake of having Gabriel suddenly becoming perfect but by the end he is someone you'd have as a friend. Along the way we learn the value of honesty, love, music and loyalty. As well as the joy of perfectly aimed revenge . . .
A gripping look at an unlikeable character.
A brilliant book about second chances in life by Gavin Extence. I am looking forward to what he is coming up with next!
Extence's quick wit and smart use of dialogue, deployed throughout an eventful plot with a varied cast of distinct characters, add a degree of levity you'd find more often in a Hollywood screenplay . . . a healthy dose of Dickens . . . Extence piles on delight after delight . . . The Empathy Problem finds a way to make us smile through our tears.