2019 by Paul Connolly

“A funny, touching and charming tale.”
DAVID NOBBS –  Bestselling author of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

“I got caught up in the lives of the characters... the more I think about it, the more I want to read it again!”
TIM BROOKE-TAYLORThe Goodies, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

“A charming story, full of memorable characters… a cappella as a metaphor for life!”
DEKE SHARONPitch Perfect, The Sing Off, The House Jacks


“Debut novelist finds his voice.”

“A poignant and funny novel full of great characters. Connolly tells the story with insight and authority.”


“A charming summer novel. Deserves to be a film. It's ready to go.”
MALCOLM BRABANT – Special Correspondent, BBC, PBS NewsHour

“Intriguing. I love the idea of The Fifth Voice… a marvellous metaphor for love, something hard to grasp and hang on to, but always worth pursuing.”
CHRIS BUDD – Author of A Bridge of Straw, Manners From Heaven

“A funny, poignant and thoroughly enjoyable book that I will certainly be recommending. Top stuff.”
AUSTEN HUMPHRIES – Film director

“A masterpiece with all the necessary ingredients… a cast of wonderful characters, love and loss, suspense and pure joy.”
MICHELE KALLIO – Historical novelist

“An enchanting human study, a compelling musical story.”
JOHN PALMER – Musical director

“Connolly certainly knows about music and singing. He also knows how to write a thoroughly entertaining novel.”
HELEN HOLLICK – Award-winning historical novelist


“A wonderful comic novel… the writing style is pitch perfect. The Fifth Voice is a funny and uplifting book and would make a great mini-series or feel-good film.”
MARGARITA MORRIS – Author of Oranges for Christmas


As a musician, I could relate to much of it… loved the description of each of the characters and their personal problems while grappling with the demands of the quartet… it made for a compelling read, and difficult to put down! 
ANDY LE FEVRE – Singer, songwriter