The Woman Who Ran Away from Everything

By Fiona Gibson

A hilarious and heart-warming tale of a woman who has had enough, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell.

Being married to a comedian is no joke.

Kate is sick of it. Sick of being a wife, cook, dog walker and flat-pack assembler, while still being treated like a doormat. Her husband all but ignores her – unless he needs a clean shirt – and she’s constantly compelled to keep up with the (very smug) Joneses in their neighbourhood.

What happened to the fun-loving woman she used to be? At almost 50, Kate feels lost, overlooked and stuck. That is, until she comes home to one of her husband’s impromptu parties – and is expected to feed their hungry guests.

And that’s it. Breaking point. The final straw.

Scrambling out of the bathroom window, Kate leaves. She has no money, no clean pants, and no plan – but a chance encounter sees her following her heart for once. And now there’s no going back…

Readers love The Woman Who Ran Away From Everything:

‘Another fantastic, funny, totally relatable read! I love the writing style, characters and the way you are drawn in! A brilliant read totally relatable to woman of a certain age’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on Kate’s story. I know it will inspire many’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wow what a book! I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This was so, so lovely. A beautiful tale of taking chances, just going for it and trusting your gut … A real winner of a book’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is a five-star read that will captivate you. Fiona Gibson always brings funny to her stories. Something special’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fiona Gibson never fails to entertain. Another gem’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 13 Aug 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-849444-5
Fiona was born in a youth hostel in Yorkshire. She started working on teen magazine Jackie at age 17, then went on to join Just Seventeen and More! where she invented the infamous \'Position of the Fortnight.\' Fiona now lives in Scotland with her husband Jimmy, their three children and a wayward rescue collie cross called Jack. For more info, visit You can follow Fiona on Twitter @fionagibson. Her next book is The Woman Who Ran Away from Everything (March 2023), and you can pre-order The Full Nest (coming 2025) now.

Praise for Fiona Gibson: -

”'A terrifically entertaining, cheery romance, with an endearing heroine” - SUNDAY MIRROR

”'Warm, funny and poignant” - DAILY MAIL

”'Warm, witty and fun” - MY WEEKLY

”'The voice of modern women” - MARIE CLAIRE

”'More than funny, it’s true” - ELLE

”'Warm, funny and endearing” - BEST