The Undoing of Arlo Knott

Arlo Knott develops the mysterious ability to reverse his last action…

It makes him better at life, able to charm any woman and impress any friend. He can experience anything without worrying about the consequences.

His is a life without without regret. By his very nature, he can’t lose.

But second chances aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. As wonderful as his new life is, a childhood trauma is fast catching up with him and the temptation to undo, undo and keep undoing could be too much to resist.

Even fulfilling his destiny may have been a terrible mistake…

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The Undoing of Arlo Knott

Crossover literary fiction from Heather Child, the author of science fiction novel Everything About You.

Paperback available at Foyles, Waterstones, Hive, The Guardian Bookshop, Forbidden Planet and Amazon.

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“Child’s second novel, following the successful Everything About You, combines compassion and a fascinating premise to produce a moving time-slip romance . . . The Undoing of Arlo Knott is a triumph”


“The end reveal just took my breath away” **** – Shalini’s Books and Reviews

“One of the most intelligent and readable high concept British novels of the last ten years” – Starburst Magazine

“The Undoing of Arlo Knott is a masterpiece” ***** – A Novel Journey

“This is a breathtaking book […] I hesitate to use clichés like ‘unputdownable’ but this is a book that is very easy to keep reading and reading”

Blue Book Balloon

“One of my favourite reads so far this year” – Runalong the Shelves

“I love this book […] I implore you to read it” – The Fantasy Inn

“I am still thinking about it days, and weeks, later” ***** – Marciano’s Missing Millions

“Beautiful and unique, The Undoing of Arlo Knott is a book I would recommend” – Cal Turner Reviews

“Clever, fascinating, interesting and very different” **** – Alex J Book Reviews

“A totally different read, constantly twisting and turning – perfect for Summer holidays” – Roachie’s Reviews

“Very intelligent speculative fiction with a clever science twist” – Liz Loves Books

“This will be a must read for Book clubs everywhere” – The Bookwormery

“A real gem of a book” – Bibliophile Book Club

“A great book club read” – Over the Rainbow Book Blog

“If you want something different to read, this is such a beautiful book” – Bookish Blogging by Hannah

“There’s a surprise in the end” **** – Varietats