Book cover for Rootless


Description of book

There are two sides to every love story…One of ‘the best books to look forward to in 2023’


‘A poignant debut which marks Krystle Zara Appiah out as one of Britain’s best new young writers’



Efe and Sam have been best friends since before they were married. To an outside eye, they have a relationship most can only dream of.

But behind closed doors, Sam wants to start a family, while Efe longs for a life free of responsibility.

When an unplanned pregnancy forces Efe into a stark choice, she has to decide which is more important – her love for her family, or the life she wanted for herself.


‘An open and honest exploration of the rediscovery of love, motherhood, and the choices we make and sacrifice’


‘Highly relatable… your heart will miss a beat’