An absorbing, twisting, uneasy reflection of a marriage, as it is being lived with an untold secret at its heart. Kate and Paul have been married for ten years, as they celebrate their anniversary Kate looks back to the time they met as children, and to what could lie ahead in their future. Holly Seddon has become a must-read author for me, each book has had different themes, even edged into different genres, yet the undeniable authenticity of each really shines through. Her writing feels heartfelt, honest, and she has the ability to create such tangible characters, I could turn to them, talk to them, explore their thoughts and feelings. I felt as though Kate was being candid as she spoke, yet information arrives gradually, slowly revealing truths, creating a feeling of uncertainty, building tension. I found myself holding my breath as the ending neared, wanting to know, yet almost afraid to reach for the answers. ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ is a cracking read, stimulating, engaging and also rather beautiful, I loved it.
Bestselling author, Holly Seddon, has delivered another page-turning and utterly enthralling novel about family relationships and a marriage in crisis. Love Will Tear Us Apart is utterly enthralling, deeply moving and completely gripping.
Sometimes a promise becomes a prison. Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage? Now, on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, they will discover that love between men and women is more complex, and more precarious, than they could ever have imagined. As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, will the couple's vow become the very thing that threatens their future? Love Will Tear Us Apart is a moving and heart-breaking exploration of modern love and friendship, from the bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe.
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A wonderful novel that delves deeply into the different relationships we form throughout our lives, and explores the different versions of 'family' we can truly achieve. Full review
This is a lovely story which will make great holiday reading. It's well-written and draws the reader in, so you really care what happens to the main characters. Full review
This is a carefully written book which allows you to connect with the characters and keeps you guessing until the end. It explores what love really means. Full review
As the Cornwall holiday progresses only the children seem happy and content while the tensions between Katie and Paul become increasingly spiked and uncomfortable. Can you really marry your best friend? Full review
A story of a lifelong relationship threatened by a secret from the past. Full review
The story of the lives of Paul and Kate and the love, lies and ties that bind. Full review
A book highlighting loss, the need for love and how sometimes just having your best friend is enough. Full review
'One of the most moving and involving books I have ever read... just perfect. I absolutely loved it.' - Gillian McAllister
'Beautifully written, with an intricate yet perfectly constructed backstory, and characters I didn't want to leave. A must-read.' - Clare Mackintosh
'A razor-sharp, fast-paced plot and wonderfully complex characters. Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense.' - Tess Gerritsen, on Try Not To Breathe
'Such a GRIPPY book.'- Marian Keyes, on Try Not To Breathe
'I couldn't put this down - totally captivating.' - Jane Fallon, praise for Don't Close Your Eyes
'You'll be fully hooked from page one... A brilliant, gripping, must-read.' - Glamour, on Try Not to Breathe
'Thought-provoking, clever, twisty and totally compelling. Bravo!' - Sam Carrington, praise for Don't Close Your Eyes
'A gripping story with engaging, brilliantly written characters.' - Cosmopolitan.com, praise for Don't Close Your Eyes
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Publisher: Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||7th June 2018|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Exclusive Pre-Publication, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance, Thriller / suspense,|
Holly Seddon is a full-time writer, living in the middle of Amsterdam with her husband James and a house full of children and pets. Holly has written for newspapers, websites and magazines since her early 20s after growing up in the English countryside, obsessed with music and books. Her first novel Try Not to Breathe was published worldwide in 2016 and became both a national and international bestseller. Don't Close Your Eyes is her second novel. Click here to read an interview with Holly about her book Try Not to Breathe. Author photo © James SeddonMore About Holly Seddon