Reading The Woman He Loved Before…

This is one of those days when I have an annoying sinus headache, so this post won’t be very long.  Anyway, last week, I discovered that Dorothy Koomson‘s latest novel, The Woman He Loved Before, was finally out. I ordered it from Bokus.com and received it on Wednesday. I was still reading another book so I had to wait to dive into this one. I started reading it yesterday and I am hooked.

Dorothy’s two most recent books (The Ice Cream Girls and The Woman He Loved Before) are much darker in theme than her previous novels (Goodnight, Beautiful and The Chocolate Run, just to name a few) but her trademark touch for capturing the essence of what makes us love and what prevents us from giving ourselves to others is still there. The Woman He Loved Before starts with a car crash. Libby nearly dies in the crash and her husband Jack feels guilty because the passenger airbag was faulty and he hadn’t taken the time to have it repaired. Sounds innocent enough, right? But then a police detective gets involved and puts doubts in Libby’s head–was it really an accident? And there’s the little matter of the unexplained death of Jack’s first wife, Eve.

I won’t tell you more, I’ll just say you should read it. I am already halfway through the book and I’m about to return to it now. So, Dorothy, two thumbs up from me! The Woman He Loved Before is my kind of book…

 

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