The Fifth Voice
“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-TAYLOR – The Goodies, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
“A charming story, full of memorable characters… a cappella as a metaphor for life!”
DEKE SHARON – Pitch 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
"A fabulous book... thanks for enriching my life."
"After we met in the Lundy pub garden, I bought your first book and loved it!"
‘I read the first Lundy chapter and realised I could trust you on the rest. Absolutely loved it... finished it with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.’
The Enduring Influence of Ken Potts
"Compelling characters painted with extraordinary skill. Thoroughly recommended."
"The romance of amateur music-making meets the fickle glamour of Hollywood in a funny and truly endearing story. A brilliant follow-up to The Fifth Voice."
MIKE 'FLOWERS' ROBERTS, creator of The Mike Flowers Pops
"Connolly’s prose is a delight, full of wonderful descriptions of settings and weather, and the dialogue is masterful, believable, lively and often very amusing."
"Emotionally intelligent... you get absolutely caught up in the characters."
"The delineation of the characters is very cleverly and not obviously done and the story allows their development in a fascinating way... I would recommend this book without hesitation."
"A really, really enjoyable read. The author has the sine qua non of good story-telling; you want to know what happens next. Well written, with believable characterisation and some lovely comic moments."
"A laugh out-loud feel-good story. I honestly couldn't put it down. A wonderful combo of humour and wistfulness, a great tribute to the power of male friendship and an insight into performance singing. It would make a fantastic feel-good movie or mini series."