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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That was the sum of all my knowledge, except for my inexplicable worry about Jack being evil but that was conjecture. Although I must admit, I never stopped wondering when ‘Evil Jack’ was going to show!

Da sam samo progovorila Email required Address never made public. I found that the flow of the book worked well, and the transitions between Libby’s narrations and Eve’s diary sections were seamless. Jack’s portions of the novel were short and sweet, but they offered a good insight into Libby and into Eve. There are many nights when Libby is woken up because of Jack’s nightmares where he is calling out Eve’s name. Its like you read my mind! 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.

But I can’t say for how long I’ll be in the UK for because I’ve been well and truly bitten by the travel bug I think Koomson balanced it nicely, but it did still make me feel slightly uncomfortable, just through the choices Eve had to make. Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea. It must be draining to write a book like this; I was drained just reading it. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.


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. I have leant this book to a friend and although she as never read any of Dorothy Koomson I would have preferred if she had read one of her other more stronger books – such as ‘Best Friends girl’It’s not that I disliked this book but I did find the plot a bit weak.

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The Woman He Loved Before – Dorothy Koomson

I thought that was an excellent way to read the book, though, as because Dorothy’s books are so mysterious and can turn on a dime, it’s best to start reading her novels without knowing any major plot points; it just works better. Her first impressions of Jack were not so good to say the least. Dorothy Koomson’s early books were quite clearly in the chick-lit fhe, written from the perspective of a Black British woman. E chego sempre ao final como uma pessoa diferente, que ganhou alguma coisa com estes livros, com estas leituras.

Or perhaps that’s just me. Get to Know Us. Dorkthy you like to tell us about a lower price? I found these scenes harrowing.

There was a nice balance between foreshadowing and not being completely predictable. Aug 14, Chelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Are other books by Dorothy Koomson better? My only slight sadness was that koomsom only saw a child briefly in the story, when Libby’s nephew Benji appears. View all 5 comments.

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As Libby reads further, the story grows darker – and it is this detail that I found difficult to read, yet without it the book would have been incomplete. November 4, at While recovering at home, and trying to come to terms with this, Libby finds Eve’s diaries.


That was the sum of all my knowledge, except for my inexplicable worry about Jack being evil but that was conjecture. 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.

The prologue confirms that things might not be exactly what they seem. Wow, amazing blog layout! I loved it as much and a little bit more than The Rose Petal Beach. O que tem o seu passado a ver com tal? Kokmson by Dorothy Koomson. I thought the book managed to keep its pace really well. I thought the way DK brings Eve into the rhe time was very clever.

Both Libby and Eve were warm, sympathetic and feisty characters and I grew to care for them both. Her live, how she lived it, was compulsive reading. Koomson has written loveed very good book with strong caracters and although I could understand them very well I do not agree altogether with the way they choose to live dorothh lives. Libby and her front-line honesty and Jacks perplexing moments when Libby would vocally hit him with a whammy!

The Woman He Loved Before was an excellent read. Notify me of new posts via email. The way it’s worded, the way it rolls off the tongue, it seems as if Jack is some kind of evil person. Picking a rating for this book is hard. Libby and Jack are involved in a terrible car accident where Libby has to be cut out of the car.

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