Today is my day on the official blog tour for K. L. Loveley’s brand new novel; Love, Secrets & Absolution. Unfortunately, due to family circumstances, I haven’t had the chance to extend my GoodRead’s review of the book, that was written as soon as I finished it, so for now I will be posting my short review on here. I hope that within the next few days I would have caught back up on my reviewing & I will then post an extended review as well!
This book contains alcohol & drug abuse.
I struggled a fair amount with the first half of this book; a lot of the writing, especially the dialogue, felt robotic & I wish that some of the themes had been explored in more detail. If Alfie’s childhood & early teen years had been explored more, with more detail & pages, my overall rating would definitely be higher.
I ate up the second half hungrily though, & read it in one sitting. Reading about Alfie’s experiences as an older-teenager & a student at university was really gripping & educational, but the experiences of his mother, Grace, interested me as well because of the things I have dealt with in my own life. The writing also seemed better in the second half, but that could be because I had got used to the writing style.
Love, Secrets & Absolution is great if you’re interested in Aspergers; reading about life from the perspective of someone with Aspergers & someone raising a child with Aspergers was an interesting experience that definitely taught me something!
Love, Secrets & Absolution is different from what I generally read but I’m pleased I read it because I have learnt more about Aspergers, which will probably help me in my future. I want to say a huge thank you to Globeflower Books for contacting me & asking me to be a part of the blog tour for Love, Secrets & Absolution; despite my gratitude this has not affected my review in anyway.
I would like to apologise to both K. L. Loveley & Globeflower Publishing for not being able to post a more detailed review at this current time; I hope you can forgive me & I hope you know I’m very grateful that you reached out to me so I could be a part of the blog tour. A more detailed review will be posted within the next week.