Today I’m on the blog tour for Because of you by Helene Fermont…..
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.
The story follows the life of Hannah, from her teens to adult life and really lets you go along on the her life journey with her. We meet her when she is an 18 year old travelling from her home of Sweden to London for a gap year, making new friends and having her first real relationship….and then we experience the ups and downs that life throws at her along the way. Things that really do happen in real life.
Because of You covers many sensitive issues such as rape and abuse and it really brings out your emotions. There are so many interesting characters, and I love Hannah. She starts off as quite a sheltered and maybe slightly privileged teen, but grows throughout the story into a strong woman.
The one thing I would say is that the novel is quite long, and at times can be quite wordy and perhaps overly descriptive, so I did find myself losing focus sometimes but the story line was brilliant, and it was lovely to stay with a character for so long! Overall a great story of love and life, and the issues that come with it!
about the author
Born into a bilingual family (Swedish/ English) Hélene Fermont enjoyed an idylic childhood on the outskirts of Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city and major cultural hub. Growing up in the 1970s she had a brief musical career on Swedish TV and radio. Hélene lived in London for over 20 years but has recently returned to Sweden. Hélene is a former teacher, a practising psychologist, and currently the author of three novels, all of which are psychological suspense with a nordic noir flavour. Her fourth novel is coming soon!
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Thanks so much to Sarah for inviting me on to the tour, and to the author and publisher to providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review. All views are my own and are unbiased.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!