Today I’m participation in the Blog Tour for Secrets, Lies & Absolution by K. L. Loveley which is, without a doubt, one of the most thought-provoking novels I have ever come across. My sincere thanks to Anna-Lisa Hasedzic of the Globeflower Agency for both bringing this book to my attention and also for inviting me on this tour.
K.L Loveley is a former nurse, who has seen, heard, and dealt with a wide range of medical, social and family dramas. She has used her nursing experience, along with her excellent people-watching skills to create fascinating characters and intriguing scenarios within her books. She writes contemporary fiction, psychological dramas, and poetry.
Her debut novel Alice was published in February 2017, and the story tackles alcoholism head-on and presents the reader with an empathetic account of a spiraling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into.
K.L Loveley’s second novel Love, Secrets, and Absolution: An emotional and gripping psychological, family drama is a coming of age story with a difference. Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, this story is about a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties.
If you enjoy reading authors like Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain, you will enjoy K.L Loveley!
K.L Loveley lives in Nottinghamshire, England and loves socialising with friends and family. She is an avid reader and enjoys a variety of genres including psychological, thrillers and historical fiction. Her favourite authors include John le Carré, K.L Slater, Marian Keyes and Philippa Gregory.
An Easy Read, but extremely thought-provoking!
This is a remarkable read, and I’m really not sure how to convey what a striking novel it is. One thing’s for sure, K. L. Loveley’s Secrets, Love & Absolution is a book which is going to stay with me for a long, long time.
This is the story of Alfie, a much longed-for child for his mother Grace. Older than usual, she loves and cherishes Alfie with all that she is capable of and they have a very strong bond. Despite the opinions of others – including her husband, his father – that Alfie isn’t a normal boy she does everything in her power to make his way in the world as loving as possible. Whilst excelling in his schoolwork, Alfie struggles in social situations and doesn’t make friends easily, but he is very perceptive as to why that is. We follow Grace and Alfie from his birth right through his years in full time education – and there are certainly some eye-popping situations.
The author has a way of really making her reader think about what is on each page. I found myself very aware of the predilections of some to attach a label to everyone they meet, whilst others have the capability of just accepting the person in front of them. It’s been a long time since I have pondered over a book as much as I have this one. It’s more than a story – it could easily be a true story and that is all credit to the author’s style of writing. This is an easy read, but an extremely thought-provoking one and I’m grateful that I’ve read it. I have no hesitation in giving Love, Secrets and Absolution the very highest recommendation.
I first heard of this novel via Globeflower Books and would like to thank them as it’s not a book I would have ever wanted to miss! This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Title: Love, Secrets, and Absolution: An emotional and gripping psychological, family drama.
Author: K. L. Loveley
Release date: 1 November 2017
Publisher: Globeflower Books
The Globeflower Agency is offering one lucky winner a signed copy of Love, Secrets, and Absolution, a book bag, and a £25 (or $25) Amazon gift card. The Rafflecopter giveaway ends on 30 November and is open to everyone.