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The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson

The Woman He Loved Before

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

August 2011 Book of the Month.

The old proverb 'marry in haste, and repent at leisure' is given a darker mysterious and obsessive twist in Dorothy Koomson’s latest page turner. Worried her widowed husband never really loved her Libby uses his, now dead, wife’s diary to discover more… perhaps too much more….

If you like Dorothy Koomson you might also like to read books by Jennifer Weiner, Joshilyn Jackson and Rowan Coleman.

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The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson

Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her - and if he is over the death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. But in doing so she unearths devastating secrets. Frightened by what she finds and the damage it could cause, Libby starts to worry that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved ...


'Another masterpiece from Dorothy Koomson ... A must-read that will have you gripped *****'

'Koomson's latest novel... is perhaps her best and most ambitious yet'
HEAT, The Hot List

'The author has crafted another wonderful tale that has the usual twists you would expect'

'It had us all gripped from start to finish'

'Gripping and compelling'

'A brilliant and startling novel'

'Dorothy Koomson is a fine writer whose prose is compulsive in the same way as chocolate'

'Koomson skilfully weaves Libby's narrative with Eve's diaries in a tale of contemporary life given added piquancy by a dash of Gothic horror ... Social conflict, deception, the nature of marriage itself are all themes in this multi-tiered and satisfying mystery story'

'Forget the bills, forget the dating, forget everything except devouring this wonderfully crafted thriller that twists and turns with gut-wrenching intrigue from the first chapter until the last'

'Another worthy addition to the growing Koomson collection'

About the Author

Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is the author of twelve novels including That Girl From Nowhere, The Chocolate Run, The Woman He Loved Before, The Ice Cream Girls and My Best Friend’s Girl. While writing The Friend she took up, in the name of research, knitting and cocktail mixing – two things that are oddly compatible. Give it a try!

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4th August 2011


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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