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THE WOMAN HE LOVED BEFORE by Dorothy  Koomson

THE WOMAN HE LOVED BEFORE

By Dorothy Koomson

Pub Date: May 14th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4555-0714-6
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

A mystery and a love story told from the alternating perspectives of Libby, her husband, Jack, and Jack’s first, now-deceased wife, Eve, after Libby discovers Eve’s hidden diaries. 

The romance between Libby and Jack is nice enough, until they are involved in a car accident and Jack cries out Eve’s name. Then the police question both Jack and Libby, making Libby wonder why one female police officer seems to think Jack might have caused the accident on purpose to kill his second wife. Apparently, the circumstances of the first wife’s death were suspicious. Libby doesn’t believe Jack is a killer, but she is curious to learn what happened. Soon after, Libby finds Eve’s diaries. The diary entries tell the story of a young woman who leaves home to escape rape by her mother’s boyfriend only to fall on hard times and into a life of prostitution. Life goes from bad to worse until she meets Jack, who loves her deeply. Happily ever after, however, is interrupted when Eve encounters an unwelcome figure from her past.

A tear-jerker.