GREATEST HITS is the second novel from bestselling author Laura Barnett, written in collaboration with Mercury Award Nominated singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams.
Alone in her studio, Cass Wheeler is taking a journey back into her past. After a silence of ten years, the singer-songwriter is picking the sixteen tracks that have defined her – sixteen key moments in her life – for a uniquely personal Greatest Hits album.
In the course of this one day, both ordinary and extraordinary, the story of Cass’s life emerges – a story of highs and lows, of music, friendship and ambition, of great love and great loss. But what prompted her to retreat all those years ago, and is there a way for her to make peace with her past?
Daughter. Mother. Singer. Lover. What are the memories that mean the most?
In this bittersweet and poignant follow-up to the Number One bestselling The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett cements her position as one of the most talented storytellers of her generation.
Laura worked with the amazing singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams to bring Cass’s songs to life. The sixteen tracks in the book will be released in June 2017 on Kathryn’s album Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits, via her label One Little Indian.
This extract features the opening track ‘Common Ground’ and the corresponding chapter, narrated by bestselling narrator Imogen Church.