Roots And Triangles
Love Me, Love Me Not by Katherine Debona is a contemporary psychological novel that will have you gripped and guessing from the start. The story is split into ‘now’ and ‘then’ as the reader tries to piece together the action.
The tale is about a magnificent obsession – an obsession that will consume and destroy, An obsession that will not let go. An obsession that is stronger than reality.
Love is a powerful emotion. It is closely aligned to hate. Love motivates for good or bad.
Loss can be overwhelming. “He left a hole in my world where all my love fell through.” How do you continue when love moves out?
Life offers us choices. “Every moment of every day gives us a choice.” How we respond is up to us.
The novel breaks the reader’s heart. Self harm is a major theme. It is “a coping mechanism.” There are some difficult to read scenes.
How much are we like Dr Jekyll? Or are we Mr Hyde? “Everyone has bad thoughts… it’s what we do with them that matters.” Which part of your conscience are you listening to?
Love Me, Love Me Not was a powerful novel that definitely messed with my head. I could not put it down and read it in just one sitting. It’s not a light hearted read but one that will disturb you and leave you pondering.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.