After a car crash leaves Libby close to death, she starts to question everything - especially if her husband, Jack, has ever really loved her. Stuck at home recovering from her injuries, Libby starts to obsess over the untimely death of Eve, Jack's beautiful, perfect first wife. When Libby finds Eve's diaries, though, she discovers 'perfect' Eve had a secret. And now Libby knows that secret her life may be in serious danger, too All real page turners and i wait patiently for whatever comes next. Did not enjoy this book at all.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Libby has a nice life with a gorgeous husband and a big home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her?
When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. Eventually Libby stumbles across Libby has a nice life with a gorgeous husband and a big home by the sea. Eventually Libby stumbles across some startling truths about Eve, and is soon unearthing more and more devastating family secrets.
Frightened by what she finds and the damage it could cause, Libby starts to worry that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved Tense and moving, The Woman He Loved Before explores if the love you want is always the love you need? Get A Copy. More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I really did not like this book. Are other books by Dorothy Koomson better? Maria Elmvang Very much so! Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 19, Sharon rated it really liked it. Libby and Jack are involved in a terrible car accident where Libby has to be cut out of the car.
Jack is uninjured but Libby is in a critical condition and suffers a bad head injury along with many cuts and bruises. After spending quite some time in hospital she starts to recover and eventually Jack is allowed to take her home. The story flashes back to Jack and Libby's lives before the accident and we we discover how they met which was when Libby was purchasing her first car. Her first impressio Libby and Jack are involved in a terrible car accident where Libby has to be cut out of the car.
Her first impressions of Jack were not so good to say the least. As the story unfolds we find out that Jack's first wife Eve died tragically at home. Eve was Jack first love and when she died he was heartbroken and thought he would never find true love again that was until he met Libby.
Although Libby knows about Jack's late wife she becomes more unsure if Jack has ever loved her and if he is over the death of Eve. There are many nights when Libby is woken up because of Jack's nightmares where he is calling out Eve's name. When Libby approaches Jack the following morning he is reluctant to talk about it. One day whilst Libby is recovering at home after the accident she stumbles across diaries which belonged to Eve.
At first she is reluctant to read them but then curiosity gets the better of her. These diaries started from when Eve was sixteen years old so Libby starts to get an understanding of who Eve really was and the life she led. Libby is quite surprised in what she finds in these diaries and in time will discover how Eve really died and now Libby worries if she too could be in danger. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was drawn into this story right from the start and thought it was a brilliant read.
I will certainly be reading more books by this author and I have no hesitation in recommending this one. View all 12 comments. Tenho muita sorte.
Some people can live a long, long time without ever experiencing that. I am lucky. He laughed in the same way. In case I am not real. A Libby confia em mim, e eu menti-lhe. Libby trusts me, and I have lied to her, cheated on her almost. Not with my body: with my heart. Its effects are instant, bolting through you faster than light, and switching you into that heightened state in an instant.
Is life just a series of moments when you find yourself in impossible situations and ask yourself what to do? View all 6 comments. Feb 26, Shaz Goodwin rated it it was amazing. What an absorbing read that tells of love, choices and the consequences of how the past affects the future! The prologue confirms that things might not be exactly what they seem. The minute you start reading the first page, you have a question that you need to know the answer to - which you kn What an absorbing read that tells of love, choices and the consequences of how the past affects the future!
The minute you start reading the first page, you have a question that you need to know the answer to - which you know will only come to light the further along you read…………….
This could feel like you are reading two different stories but not only does the writing flow, the integration of Eve is seamless. I thought the way DK brings Eve into the present time was very clever. She does it with such finesse but in such depth that you totally empathise. I was expecting intrigue and wow, there is plenty of that which kept my interest all the way through. I made some guesses along the way and it turned out that in a way I was right but not in the way I expected.
You will have to read the book to find out more ………………………… Jul 15, Bren rated it really liked it Shelves: addictions-and-addictive-behavior , domestic-thriller , social-issues , gothic , mystery , dark-and-heavy , read-and-reviewed , marriage , romance , suspense.
I have already read about four of her works and really did like all of them. Reading The Woman he loved before did not change this. This is a poignant and beautifully written novel about Libby and Jack.
They are married and Libby works as a beauty technologist. But her whole life is changed after a car accident that leaves Jack fine but Libby very "I would rather have nothing than something that was only alright. But her whole life is changed after a car accident that leaves Jack fine but Libby very hurt as well as disfigured. She starts to doubt the strength of Jack's love for her while also starting to doubt herself and the choices she has made. Add to that a mystery.. Jack was previously married and his first wife, Eve, died under mysterious circumstances.
Libby becomes sure that Jack is hiding something from her and questions the circumstances around Eve's death as well as wondering just how "over" his first wife Jack is. This was a wonderful novel that could have been awful.. But somehow in Koomson's hands, the story feels brand new. The characters are finely sketched and the story is woven together beautifully. It is a long book but I finished it in one sitting.
I could not tear my eyes from the pages. It is hard to give this book a category.. At the end of the day, this is just a wonderful book I enjoyed greatly. Is there nothing Koomson can write that I do not instantly love? I would recommend this and if you have never picked up a Dorothy Koomson book..
View all 9 comments. Jan 13, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: for-review , books-read I love Dorothy Koomson. The first novel I read of hers was Marshmallows For Breakfast a couple of years back.
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No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. August Book of the Month. Sarah Broadhurst. Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea.