Alex Kavanagh is the best!

Problem is, he’s the best at being a pedantic physics-obsessed geek. He’s a teacher who hates teaching; a lover who’s just been dumped (again); a writer whose articles all get rejected; an adult who still lives at home and gets bullied at the bus stop by teenagers; and he’s just had the worst day of his life. So far, so bad. Things can only get better, right?

While drowning his sorrows he sees an ex from six years ago, Lucy Spiers. The point when Lucy dumped him for his best friend was the point when his life started to go nuclear. He can’t help himself: he tells her exactly what he thinks of her.

So it comes as a surprise when they go on a date. He didn’t expect a spark to be reignited. Couldn’t foresee the power of magnetism. He hadn’t realised that he still loved her.

Holy protons, he hopes she’s changed.

And – oh boy! – she’s changed all right. For a start, she’s actually Lucy’s twin sister, Jane – someone prone to misguided acts of kindness, strange visions, and keeping secrets. Someone who knows she’ll leave Alex’s life forever in three days. As lies pile up Jane wonders if she can avoid breaking Alex’s heart like her sister did.

Cold Fusion is a story wrapped around an enigma. It’s a novel about making peace with the past and moving on, set in Manchester in the year 2000. It’s time for change.