When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant.
Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy – everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend.
Alex can’t help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive…
But one of them is hiding a secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives.
Review by Katy Haye:
I don’t read a great deal of contemporary fiction, finding it too mundane compared to my usual fare of fantasy and sci-fi. However, I’m always happy to make an exception for something exceptional, and A Kiss in the Dark was absolutely superb.
It’s a great concept (if you haven’t already figured out the “secret” from what you’ve heard about the book, you soon will – the “secret” isn’t the point of the book), and the writing is strong and vivid. But it was the characters that made it special for me.
There’s a saying that non-fiction gives the reader facts, while fiction gives readers the truth and there was a beautiful and strong thread of truth running through all of the characters. They felt absolutely real to me – I was there with Kate and Alex, wishing they hadn’t made their mistakes while understanding why they had, and with no better idea than they had about how they could correct their lies once they took on a life of their own.
It’s a fabulous book, highly recommended.