When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

A Desperate Longing

When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica is a marvellous psychological read set in present day and 1996. It is a compulsive read about pain, loss, love and a searching for roots.

Love and loss consume. “I don’t know who I am without her.” The reader ‘feels’ for the character who is drowning in loss. A loss that does not go away. A loss that is more than just a parting, a loss that has stolen an identity.

The roots of a character must be found for them to exist. Without paperwork, a person cannot prove their identity. The search is on.

There are the painful topics of infertility, miscarriage and IVF. Finances and relationships are stretched to breaking.

We all have our secrets. Patterns of behaviour take over and threaten to drown a personality.

Beware of things that go bump in the night. Can you be certain that what you see is real?

When The Lights Go Out is a brilliant book. It plays with the reader’s mind as it messes with a character’s mind. It was a beautiful read about love and the desperate longing for a child. With characters that inhabit your mind for a few hours, When The Lights Go Out really is a fabulous read.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.




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