Blog Tour day!
Thanks to the publisher for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review
BECAUSE OF YOU – Helene Fermont (out now!)
How desperate are you to get the one you love?
When Hannah and Ben meet at a friend’s party, he knows she’s The One. But Hannah’s in an intense relationship with Mark and planning to return to her native Sweden to embark on a teaching career.
Desperate to make Ben fall in love with her, rich spoilt heiress Vanessa sets in motion a devious string of events that ultimately changes the course of four people’s lives indefinitely.
Hannah is the love of Ben’s life, yet Vanessa will stop at nothing to claim the man she is convinced is her destiny.
Because of You is a dark, morally complex and cross-generational story of enduring love, fate and destiny
My Thoughts: 3/5 stars
This one was a mammoth at just under 550 pages but it kept a good pacing throughout so it didn’t feel like it was quite that big of an undertaking. BECAUSE OF YOU by Helene Fermont is definitely a more character driven novel and you find yourself becoming instantly invested in Hannah and her life. This book does dive into some difficult topics such as loss, abuse, rape, and divorce, but we do get to experience the good events in life as well.
It’s hard to really describe a lot of this book without going into too much more. The synopsis gives the perfect amount of information. We follow Hannah and her life story throughout the majority of her adult life. The characters felt so authentic and real because of the events that occur. I’m sure some elements and experiences will be relatable for some readers.
If you’re looking for more of a character study, then this will be a perfect edition to your TBR. No crazy twists, no need to suspend some belief or reality, just a story about a woman experiences love and loss with her family and friends. Definitely will be picking up more from Fermont in the future.
About the Author:
Hélene Fermont writes character-driven psychological crime fiction with a Scandi Noir flavour. Known for her explosive, pacy narrative and storylines, she has published three novels – Because of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret – and two short story collections – The Love of Her Life and Who’s Sorry Now? Her fourth novel is due for release in the summer of 2019. After 20 years in London, Hélene recently returned to her native Sweden where she finds the unspoiled scenery and tranquillity a therapeutic boost for creativity. Enjoying a successful career as a Psychologist, when she’s not working her ‘day job’, Hélene spends her time writing, with friends and family, or playing with her beloved cat, Teddy. All three novels can be purchased via her website helenefermont.com/books/