In Almost Love, the thought-provoking new novel from Louise O’ Neill, Sarah falls obsessively in love with Matthew, a man almost twice her age. Risking her job and isolating herself from friends and family to be with him, she is manipulated and forced to keep their relationship a secret while he sacrifices nothing. Can Sarah let go of Matthew and the self-destructive behaviour that goes with loving him? A raw, bleak look at obsessive love from the author of Asking for It.
Recommended by Sinead Holohan, Dubray Kilkenny
From the ground-breaking, bestselling author of ASKING FOR IT and ONLY EVER YOURS comes an unforgettable new novel about how dangerous, painful and addictive love can be. When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard.So it doesn't matter that he's twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job.But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn't it?