Part 1 of the exclusive extract from The Next Together by Lauren James
The last time they were together, it was late evening and they were being followed.
“It’s happening again,” Kate said, and immediately regretted it. Matthew didn’t reply, only squeezed her hand a little tighter, following behind where she led him. She knew what it meant. They were going to die.
They ran. Kate tried to be quiet, but her breath sounded dangerously loud in the silence and as heavy as her heartbeat pounding in her ears. Matthew pressed a palm against the small of her back, urging her on.
She could hear footsteps behind them, growing faster and faster, gaining on them. They turned a corner and ducked into a room. Matthew locked the door behind them with trembling fingers.
They stared at each other, listening for the sound of their pursuers. For a moment there was silence. They had a few minutes, but that was all. They were going to be found; it was just a matter of whether they could finish their task first.
“Next time, we’re moving somewhere hot and quiet before any of this happens,” she declared resolutely.
“I like Spain,” Matthew agreed and pulled her into one last, slightly desperate kiss.
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The Next Together publishes in September 2015 (Walker Books) and can be pre-ordered now.
About The Next Together
How many times can you lose the one you love?
For Matthew and Katherine it is again and again, over and over, century after century. Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. But why do they keep coming back? How many times must they die to save the world? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different…
About the author Lauren James
Lauren James is a scientist by day, writer by early hours of the morning. She graduated in 2014 with a Masters degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Nottingham, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. She now lives in the village of Berkswell, West Midlands. You can find her on Twitter at @Lauren_E_James, which she mainly uses to fancast actors as her characters and panics about all of the overly ambitious plans she has for her PhD, or her website at http://lauren-e-james.tumblr.com.