This is the story of Will and Rosie. The two are opposites in every way and yet they fall for each other as teenagers; nineties music, sideways glances, sunsets and bonfires and talking late into the night. One day, tragedy strikes, and any possibility of being together seems to shatter. And yet, time and again, Rosie and Will find their way back to each other.
Daverley’s first novel... will intrigue those interested in thought processes and motivations versus outward expressions of that inner turmoil ... The will-they-won’t-they question of whether Will and Rosie become a couple is as compelling and frustrating to read about as it is to watch in real life.
Daverley’s descriptive powers make even the ordinary seem significant ... As much as Talking at Night is a love story between two people, it is also a meditation on family and the vagaries of grief when bonds are broken.