The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo

The Light

HQ 18th May 2017

If you want a heart wrenching story then this is the novel for you.
Meet Lucy and Gabriel, both at University in New York.
They meet on that fateful day, September 11th 2001, when two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. As they watch the dust rise from Ground Zero, there lives become forever intertwined in a love that will never die.
Their initial relationship falls apart when Gabe leaves for foreign shores to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer.
Lucy slowly rebuilds her life, Gabe ever present in her mind. When fate intervenes Lucy must make a choice, a choice that could alter the rest of her life.
Narrated by Lucy as if she is talking to Gabe, we get the sense that something has happened but we are not sure what. I thought this was a great device used by the author to entice the reader, make them guess and keep them reading.
The whole novel was a little like being on a roller coaster, one minute the emotions high and happy the next plunged low into the dark depths of unhappiness.
The characters tugged at your heart strings, and you could not help but get emotionally involved with Lucy and Gabe., such is the quality of the writing.
I will admit to shedding a few tears, so be prepared and have those tissues ready. because this is one novel that will stay with you long after you read the last page.
Thank you to HQ Stories and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review

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