Review. Another masterpiece from Dorothy Koomson A must-read that will have you gripped *****’ The author has crafted another wonderful tale that has the. The Woman He Loved Before is my seventh novel and it’s probably the novel that has had the greatest personal impact on me. The Woman He Loved Before. Dorothy Koomson. Grand Central, $ trade paper (p) ISBN
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The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Libby has a nice life with a gorgeous husband and a big home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her? 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.
Eventually Libby stumbles across Libby has a nice life with a gorgeous husband and a big home by the sea. Eventually Libby stumbles across some startling truths about Eve, and is soon unearthing more and more devastating family 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 Tense and moving, The Woman He Loved Before explores if the love you want is always the love you need? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I really did not like this book. Are other books by Dorothy Koomson better? Maria Elmvang Very much so!
Lists with This Book. Mar 19, Sharon rated it really liked it. Libby and Jack are involved in a terrible car accident where Libby has to be cut out of the car. Jack is uninjured but Libby is in a critical condition and suffers a bad head injury along with many cuts and bruises.
After okomson quite some time in hospital she starts to recover and eventually Jack is allowed to take her home. The story flashes back to Jack and Libby’s lives befkre the accident and we we discover how they met which was when Libby was purchasing her first car. Her first impressio Libby and Jack are involved in a terrible car accident where Libby has to be cut out of the car.
Her first impressions of Jack were not so good to say the least. As the story unfolds we find out that Jack’s first wife Eve died tragically at home. Eve was Jack first love and when she died lived was heartbroken and thought he would never find true love again that was until he met Libby. Although Libby knows about Jack’s late wife she becomes more unsure if Jack has ever loved her koosmon if he is over the death of Koomsonn.
There are many nights when Libby is befoge up because of Jack’s nightmares where he is calling out Eve’s name. When Libby approaches Jack the following morning he is reluctant to talk about it.
One day whilst Libby is recovering at home after the accident she stumbles across diaries which belonged to Eve. At first she is reluctant to read them but then curiosity gets the better of her. These diaries started from when Eve was sixteen years old so Libby starts to get an understanding of who Eve really was and the life she led. Libby is quite surprised in what she finds in these diaries and in time will discover how Eve really died and now Libby worries if she too could be in danger.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was drawn into this story right from the start and thought it was a brilliant read. I will certainly be reading more books by this author and I have no hesitation in recommending this one.
View all 12 comments. View all 3 comments. Some people can live a long, long time without ever experiencing that. He laughed in the same way. In case I am not real.
A Libby confia em mim, e eu menti-lhe. Libby trusts me, and I have lied to her, cheated on her almost. Not with my body: Its effects are instant, bolting through you faster than light, and switching you into that heightened state in an instant.
Is life just a series of moments when you find yourself in impossible situations and ask yourself what to do? View all 4 comments. Este livro tem tudo: Este foi o livro que beflre gostei da autora, a seguir “A filha da minha melhor amiga”, sorothy para mim, foi o primeiro que li dela e continua a ser o que mais gostei.
Adoro a escrita de Dorothy Koomson e nenhum dos livros dela me desilude. View all 5 comments. Quando li o livro “A filha da minha melhora amiga” fiquei completamente conquistada pela escrita desta autora.
Com vontade de ler todos woan livros que eram publicados por ela Por isso foi com expectativa que peguei neste livro para o ler. Recomendo sem duvida nenhuma!
Venham mais desta escritora: View all 6 comments. Morri de medo pelas personagens e houve alturas em que me senti psicologicamente afetada. Feb 26, Shaz Goodwin rated it it was amazing. What an absorbing read that tells of love, choices and the consequences of how the past affects the future! The prologue confirms that things might not be exactly what they seem. The minute you start reading the first page, you have a question that you need to know the answer to – which you kn What an absorbing read that tells of love, choices and the consequences of how the past affects the future!
The minute you start reading the first page, you have a question that you need to know the answer to – which you know will only come to light the further along you read……………. This could feel like you are reading two different stories but not only does the writing flow, the integration of Eve is seamless. I thought the way DK brings Eve into the present time was very clever.
She does it with such finesse but in such depth that you totally empathise. I was expecting intrigue and wow, there is plenty of that which kept my interest all the way through.
The Woman He Loved Before – Dorothy Koomson
I made klomson guesses along the way and it turned out that in a way I was right but not in the way I expected. You will have to read the book to find out more ………………………… Estou certa que sim. O que tem o seu passado a ver com tal? Muitas pessoas esperavam um fim mais desenvolvido, mas eu contento-me com este.
Deve fazer parte da viagem. Ou pior, que nos esquecemos completamente de como ser felizes. Jan 13, Leah rated it really doorothy it ,oved I love Dorothy Koomson. The first novel I read of hers was Marshmallows For Breakfast a couple of years back. I thought it was wooman excellent read but it was incomparable to her novel released in The Ice Cream Girls, that was… there are few words to describe just how amazing The Ice Cream Girls really drothy.
Dorothy Koomson is just so talented at getting to the heart of I love Dorothy Koomson. Dorothy Koomson is just so talented at getting to the heart of a novel and she always, always writes plots that no one else could ever really come up with. She rivals Jodi Picoult with her plots.
For some strange reason, I was truly sitting and waiting for him to be evil. What I knew from the outset about the book was such: Libby is married to Jack; Jack was married to Eve; Eve died.
That was the sum of all my knowledge, except for my inexplicable worry about Jack being evil but that was conjecture.
I thought the book managed to keep its pace really well. The book is then written from three points of view: It sets it all up for the ending, it explains everything that happened, and it was the catalyst for everything in the book, basically. I found the characters to be very fascinating, Dorothy Koomson is a wonderful character writer.
Libby was just the right side of sympathetic. Her love for Jack was real and palpable and I did feel sorry for her that she always lover she koomaon second best. Eve, though, was by far the most fascinating character. Her live, how she lived it, was compulsive reading. I think Koomson balanced it nicely, but it did still make me feel slightly uncomfortable, just through the choices Eve had to make.
The Woman He Loved Before was an excellent read. Although the novel was brilliant, I do have to question a few points. I found that baffling. Either Koomson should have given it its due or she should have scrapped it because the way it was, was nonsensical and it felt unfinished.