Kids change your life, they said.
Things will never be the same again, they said.
Isn’t it wonderful, they said.
But no one knows what to say now.
My husband wants to take the kids.
My husband thinks the accident was my fault.
My husband thinks I need help.
But I think he wants rid of me.
Having read the authors second stand alone novel, See Me Not, I knew I had to go back and read her debut No Kiss Goodbye.
The author seems to have a knack of sending your mind in turmoil. I really had no idea what was going on with Laura, the main character in the story. She has obviously been involved in an horrendous accident but for some reason seems to struggle with remembering events of that day. Her husband Mark and her friends and family seem to walk on egg shells round her and I was well and truly desperate for the truth.
This is one of those stories that really frustrated me. But in a good way. I had so much going on through my head as to what I thought had happened and how it was all going to come out. Every time I thought I was on the right track, something would happen that would make me change my mind so that I was totally clueless and had to wait for the author to tell me in her own time. In a way I’m glad I was reading it on my kindle as if I had an actual book I would have been so tempted to have a sneak peak at the back as I was so desperate to know, obviously that would have ruined the whole story and by the end I was so glad I waited until then to find out as it was more than worth it.
As with See Me not, I was a total emotional wreck by the end. This author seems to well and truly get inside the readers head so that you are so captivated by the characters you are reading about that you almost feel that you are going through the same ordeals as they are.
For a debut novel, No Kiss Goodbye is totally spellbinding. It’s one that has the reader desperate for answers and leaves you feeling like you’ve just walked away from some sort of wreck. I was left feeling mentally and emotionally worn down but I loved every agonising minute of it. Brilliant!
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
No Kiss Goodbye is available to purchase from Amazon.