This is Heather Hill’s second novel and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I Hate That You Bloody Left Me is about three widows who embark on a journey to the Scottish Highlands. They all have their own story within the book and I think that is important when including more than one main character.
IHTYBLM is aimed at a more senior audience rather than a 23-year-old female but I have to say I didn’t care that I may be too young to read it. I liked it.
The characters are called Joanna-Rose, Fleur and Cathy and they meet through a group for widows. I am so pleased they met Fleur because she is a fantastic character, she adds so much to the book and makes me want to meet her in real life. I want a friend like Fleur!! The females are very different to one another but soon become great friends as they take a trip to Islay – I am not telling you why they go there.
For me the book was funny and it wasn’t predictable at all, I think this is one of the rare occasions with a book that I haven’t thought ‘oh well I know what is going to happen next.’ Bonus points for Heather Hill! Also, the research put into the book is greatly noticed. By having this knowledge it makes the book seem more real and you can visualise the surroundings.
One of the most important parts of the book focused on one of the main characters and us discovering something about her. The issues highlighted by Heather Hill within the book really portray people’s behaviour in today’s society. Reading it frustrated me but it is an opinion so many have and one I think Heather has tried to put out there to change. Thank you for doing this.
Yes in parts I did feel it could have been a little shorter because it dragged on but I still continued to read the book as I wanted to know what the outcome was. After finishing the book, I was left with a smile on my face and it ended exactly how I wanted it to end. I was not disappointed!
I highly recommend downloading this book from the Amazon Kindle store. It is currently free from 15th – 20th October so let me know if you have downloaded it!