Blog Tour: Love Will Tear Us Apart by Holly Seddon

Hi everyone,

Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Love Will Tear Us Apart by Holly Seddon and I’ll be sharing my review with you all!


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Holly Seddon is a full time writer, living slap bang in the middle of Amsterdam with her husband James and a house full of children and pets. Holly has written for newspapers, websites and magazines since her early 20s after growing up in the English countryside, obsessed with music and books. 

Her first novel TRY NOT TO BREATHE was published worldwide in 2016 and became a national and international bestseller. 

Her second novel DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES was published in July 2017.

Twitter @hollyseddon


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About the book:

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Sometimes a promise becomes a prison.

Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don’t find love by thirty, they will marry each other. 

Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that’s enough to make a marriage? 

Now, on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, they will discover that love between men and women is more complex, and more precarious, than they could ever have imagined. As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, will the couple’s vow become the very thing that threatens their future? 

Love Will Tear Us Apart is a moving and heart-breaking exploration of modern love and friendship, from the bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Holly Seddon

My thoughts:

I’m a huge fan of Holly’s writing so I was delighted to be asked to take part in the blog tour for Love Will Tear Us Apart. Also, every time I say this title, I start singing the Joy Division song so I defy you not to do the same 🙂

Love Will Tear Us Apart is an emotional roller coaster, let’s be honest. I found myself experiencing a range of emotions while I was reading. Something that Holly is superb at doing with her readers, and that is no different with this book.

Dealing with relationships and friendships, I found myself thoroughly engaged with the story from the very beginning. I loved the characters, and I found myself thinking about them even when I wasn’t reading the book.

When we meet Paul and Kate, they are in the lead up to their tenth wedding anniversary, and heading away with their family to spend some time together. But a past secret threatens everything that they have known up until now. Through the narrative, the reader is transported back and forth in time, and it is in these vignettes that we learn a lot more about their characters and motivations.

Love Will Tear Us Apart is a powerful and thought-provoking book. It has an emotional rawness and is written with real heart and humanity. I found myself well up a little at times, which NEVER happens, but something about Holly’s writing speaks to my dark heart.

Highly recommended!


Previous reviews:

Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon

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