The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Two people. One choice. What if?
Every love story has a beginning…
11th September 2001. Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives – and the world – forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time.
Over the next thirteen years they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It’s a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness – and above all, love.
And as Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance.
…what if this is how their story ends?
Sorry not for me. This was achingly slow and characters lacked depth; I didn't engage with them or the story and it became very boring very quickly. I skim read most of it - essentially its' about a love affair between two people Lucy and Gabe told from Lucy to Gabe - it starts with a tragedy of 9/11 and frankly for me it was a tragedy of a novel. Characters lacked realism and depth, the atmosphere of the novel was doom and gloom and I ended up not caring what happened to either of them in the end.
Very transparent with an ending that was lack lustre and an overall uninspiring drab read. Can only give his one 2 stars - instantly forgettable.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.