Hello readers, welcome to my blog. Today’s post is for the blog tour running for the book Because I Was Lonely by Hayley Mitchell. I would like to thank Red Door Publishing and Hayley for the opportunity to kick off the tour!
Meet Rachel. She is caught in a spiral of endless crying, dirty nappies, and sleepless nights. She fears for her sanity and the safety of her children.
Meet Adam. Suffering from the pain and trauma of a terrible accident that he blames himself for, he stays at home, unable to bring himself to leave the house.
So when Rachel and Adam rekindle their long lost friendship online, what starts as a little harmless flirtation, soon becomes an unhealthy obsession, and slowly the threads of their lives unravel before them.
Because I Was Lonely is Hayley’s debut novel about old school friends Rachel and Adam getting back in touch with each other after a period of absence. During this time, both have married and have children. Rachel is dealing with the struggles of depression and securing a stable marriage while Adam is recovering with PTSD after a car accident that killed both of his parents. The story also revolves around Rachel’s husband David and Adam’s wife Julia, both hiding secrets of their own. The writing style is told through the form of Facebook messages as well as the POVs of all four characters. From this, the reader can identify clearly which viewpoint is being shown and journey into the characters’ minds. The novel was a good length, being adult fiction, there are scenes that younger readers may find uncomfortable but for world-building and character development, this is a great read!
Only other thing is that I am 18 and have not experienced some of the things Rachel and Adam have gone through but for someone trying to read more adult fiction, this was a nice start to my new reading journey. I would recommend this novel to anyone on this reading journey or those who really like stories that open up characters actions and mindsets throughout.
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As usual, thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs that are participating in the tour. Have a good weekend! Alice x