On a hot January afternoon, Fairlie Winter receives a phone call. Her best friend has just taken her own life.
Jenna Rudolph, 26 years old, has left behind a devoted husband, an adorable young son and a stunning vineyard. But Fairlie knows she should have seen this coming.
Yet Fairlie doesn’t know what Jenna’s husband Ark is hiding, nor does she know what Jenna’s mother Evelyn did to drive mother and daughter apart all those years ago.
Until Fairlie opens her mail and finds a letter. In Jenna’s handwriting. Along with a key.
Driven to search for answers, Fairlie uncovers a horrifying past, a desperate mother, and a devastating secret kept by those she loves the most.
Heartbreaking and terrifying, Like I Can Love explores love in all its forms – from the most fragile to the most dangerous – and the unthinkable things we do in its name.
BOOK REVIEW: Kim Lock – ‘Like I Can Love’
I really enjoyed this book and I wasn’t expecting too. I also wasn’t expecting the twists and turns. The story is told through two periods of time – ‘then’ and ‘now’ which is refreshing but also made me want to read faster so I could understand the choices some of the characters made. I felt ‘grabbed’ by the first chapter and struggled to put this book down, which is quite rare but I’m finding that lately I’ve come across a few books like this which is great.
It’s difficult to review this book without giving away spoilers but I did fid myself asking so many questions like why didn’t she just leave him or how could she just leave her baby behind? Lock addresses the answers really well in the book. Nothing is ever as easy as it may appear and what you may think you could or should do but not work out in practice.
This book really got my brain thinking. Lock, in my opinion, dealt with the topic of abuse really well, addressing it from different angles which I found really interesting.
Without giving away any of the plot, I highly recommend this book. It’s definitely a must read!