Cover for authorTHE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS HAPPY is Lyn Ferrand’s third novel. It’s now available  to buy at

Also at  and other internet book sellers. ISBN: 9781785109492.   NOW ON KINDLE!


5.0 out of 5 stars Great read thoughtful and gripping tale

14 Dec. 2015

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What a great page turner. Was lucky to read this on a long flight without any distractions. A totally self obsessed man living in a bubble of his own importance, unaware of what is going on in the lives of people he loves. The book takes you on a journey through his awakening into the world. Keeps you hanging and guessing all the way through, jump in and read it hope there is a lot more to come from this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars The writing is pacy and at times poetic but never boring. An engrossing read

10 Aug. 2015

Format: Paperback

Couldn’t put it down. Got straight into it, right from the start. The struggle the main character has to make sense of his life, rang a few bells for me, as a mere man! The writing is pacy and at times poetic but never boring. An engrossing read, full of surprises.
4.0 out of 5 stars  Best of Lyn Ferrand’s books so far !

29 Sept. 2015

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Really enjoyed this book! The descriptions of places and people were wonderful, and the story line keeps you on your toes till the very end. Interesting to bring Italy into the story and mix it in.
Looking forward to her next book now. 

Synopsis:  Jake Adams is forty. He’s a loner; a struggling actor with no close ties. He’s made his life a shallow, insular place of pleasure and irresponsibility, where hurt people and their desperate pasts are invisible to him. Emma has changed this. It’s as if her disappearance has thrown up everything he’s avoided. All the tragic, terrible happenings in history are visible, because of Emma. A spiral of events he could never have imagined forever connect her life to his; drawing him to the edge of corruption, where a powerful family is in control, making him reassess his perception of happiness. He discovers that family scripts run parallel, each new generation caught up in an involuntary mimicking of past lives and times and in his obsessive compulsion to find Emma, he is forced to see that what really matters is how, in the moment, we connect.