About the Book
Is it ever too late for love?
When Mike dumps Louise on their 20th Wedding Anniversary, her entire world comes to an end.
Devastated and confused, she attempts to make sense of what happened and returns to a city she’s avoided for two decades.
Will she be able to move on with the man she left behind or will Mike’s increasingly violent and unhinged behaviour continue to haunt and ruin her life? When the reason Mike left her at long last is revealed Louise’s life is in serious danger.
We Never Said Goodbye is the story of Louise. The novel opens with her waiting for her husband to come home so that they can go out and celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Instead he phones her to tell her that their marriage is over!
This is the second novel I’ve read by Helene Fermont and she writes character driven plots that also have gripping storylines. She takes time to let us get to know all of her characters and to get to grips with their motivations.
We predominantly follow Louise in this novel and I felt that I really got to know her. She’s understandably devastated by her husband leaving her, and it’s made worse by the way he did it. She has really good friends in her life who take care of her as she grieves the loss of her marriage and she eventually starts to feel more herself again.
In the meantime her estranged husband Mike is becoming increasingly self-centred and vicious with everyone in his life. He treats his friend and business partner with no respect and in his new relationship with Abby he likes to show who’s boss.
The central thread in this novel is about Louise and Mike but the off-shoots off this story are also riveting. I felt completely invested in finding out what was going to happen to everyone in this novel and this kept me turning the pages!
The novel is set in both London and Malmo in Sweden. I really enjoyed exploring Malmo through this novel as Helene Fermont really brings the place to life and I could really envision everywhere she described. I loved the way the storyline went in Malmo, as we get to know more of Louise’s family and more about her background.
I really enjoyed We Never Said Goodbye and recommend it if you like domestic thrillers with great character exploration!
Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
We Never Said Goodbye is out now and available here.
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Lovely review.. I got to put this book on my TBR
Thank you 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.
Hmmm, not sure I can read about 20 year marriages breaking up and husbands who are plonkers at the minute (too much of that going on in real life). Unless… does he get a terrible come-uppance?
It might not be the best book for you at the moment but I will say that all of the characters got the life they deserved by the end of the book!
Mine too… Been so down since morning
Big virtual hug of solidarity!
Thank you ❤️
Thanks Hayley for closing off the blog tour today x
I missed some great tours, didn’t I?
These were a few months back, but rest assured you will be getting any new ones through x
I have been trying to buy this book.. Hopefully soon
It does sound like a really in-depth character study, Hayley. And it’s interesting that the novel follows both of these characters, too. A really character-based story can draw the reader completely in; I’m glad you felt this was one of those stories.
A great review about a domestic drama – thank you for sharing, Hayley:)
Thank you 🙂
Great review, Hayley! I like the sound of this book! xx
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