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“A tender tribute to the healing powers of love and music . . . Readers will be wowed.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Concert pianist Diana is finally ready to marry her longtime fiance, Arie; she’s even composing a beautiful love song for him, and finishes it while on tour. Before she can play it for him, though, tragedy strikes—and Diana is lost to Arie forever.

But her song might not be.

In Australia, the world has gone quiet for Arie and he lives his life accordingly, struggling to cope with his loss. In Scotland, a woman named Evie is taking stock of her life after the end of another lacklustre almost-relationship. Years of wandering the globe and failing to publish her poetry have taken their toll, and she might finally be ready to find what her travels have never been able to give her: a real home.

Through a quirk of fate or circumstance, Diana’s song is passed from musician to musician. By winding its way around the world, it just might bring these two lost souls together.

With heart-wrenching emotion, The Last Love Song explores what it means to be lost, what it means to be found, and the power of music to bring people together.

The book comes with its own Spotify playlist of bittersweet songs. Check it out.

'If you are looking for a charming read, then Darke has written a beauty … Expect laughter and tears in equal measure.'

Herald Sun

The Lost Love Song is published by Penguin Random House USA, and Penguin Random House UK. Please enjoy this animation of the USA cover.

'[A] lively and charming novel'

Sydney Morning Herald PICK OF THE WEEK

Credit: The artwork for the USA cover of The Lost Love Song was based on a design by Tania Walker