People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie.
He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies, and obsessive thoughts.
How far can a mother’s love go? Will she ultimately sacrifice her life for his?
Set in Nottinghamshire, this family drama follows the lives of Grace and Alfie as he transforms from a naïve, young boy into a teenager spiralling out of control.
Love, Secrets, and Absolution is a coming of age story with a difference.
Deceit, betrayal, love, and addiction, a family falling apart in the midst of teenage angst and torn loyalties; will anybody find absolution?
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.
Tags: family drama, psychological
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 472.0 KB
Print Length: 280 pages
Publisher: Globeflower Books
Publication Date: 1 November 2017
Also by K. L. Loveley