Love Will Tear Us Apart

Love Will Tear Us Apart

3.62 (1,059 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.62 (1,059 ratings by Goodreads)

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Shortlisted for the Hearst Big Books Award, 2019

Sometimes a promise becomes a prison.

Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other.

Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage?

Now, on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, they will discover that love between men and women is more complex, and more precarious, than they could ever have imagined. As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, will the couple's vow become the very thing that threatens their future?

Love Will Tear Us Apart is a moving and heart-breaking exploration of modern love and friendship, from the bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 24mm | 593g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786490528
  • 9781786490520
  • 911,808

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Oh my goodness this book... [A] beautiful book about a marriage & life long friendship, told movingly & slightly mysterious. Highly recommend. * Cecelia Ahern, author of PS. I Love You * An emotionally intelligent portrait of a relationship. * Daily Mail * One of the most moving and involving books I have ever read... just perfect. I absolutely loved it. * Gillian McAllister, author of The Evidence Against You * Beautifully written, with an intricate yet perfectly constructed backstory, and characters I didn't want to leave. A must-read. * Clare Mackintosh, author of After the End * Genuinely compelling, addictive and deeply satisfying to the very last page, Love Will Tear Us Apart is my book of the year. I absolutely loved it. * Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner * This pacy, emotional drama is brilliantly written and will suck you in from start to finish. * Sun on Sunday * A razor-sharp, fast-paced plot and wonderfully complex characters. Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense. * Tess Gerritsen, author of The Shape of the Night, on Try Not To Breathe * Such a GRIPPY book. * Marian Keyes, author of The Break, on Try Not To Breathe * I couldn't put this down - totally captivating. * Jane Fallon, author of Faking Friends, on Don't Close Your Eyes * You'll be fully hooked from page one... A brilliant, gripping, must-read. * Glamour on Try Not to Breathe * Thought-provoking, clever, twisty and totally compelling. Bravo! * Sam Carrington, author of The Missing Wife, on Don't Close Your Eyes * A gripping story with engaging, brilliantly written characters. * on Don't Close Your Eyes * Intriguing, dark and romantic * Celia Ahern, author of PS. I Love You *
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About Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon is a full-time writer, living in the heart of Amsterdam with her family. Holly has written for newspapers, websites and magazines since her early 20s after growing up in the English countryside, obsessed with music and books. Holly became a national and international bestseller with her debut, Try Not to Breathe, in 2016 and followed it in 2017 with Don't Close Your Eyes.
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3.62 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (420)
3 32% (336)
2 10% (101)
1 2% (17)
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