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Losing You

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  433 ratings  ·  59 reviews
The powerful new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Missing.

Lauren Scott is bright, gifted and beautiful. At eighteen, she has her whole life ahead of her. And she is everything to her mother, Emma. Oliver Lomax is a young man full of promise, despite the shadow his own, deeply troubled, mother casts over him. Both their lives are filled with hopes and dream
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by Century
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Although laying some essential groundwork, the book starts of fairly slow and boring. Initially consisting of Emma and Laura’s background and relationship, the focus also begins to intermittently shift to Oliver and his family. As one of the main characters, Emma is extremely plain to be honest – with her idea of girls’ night being gossips over the country’s finances. While Laura, Oliver and Oliver’s mother really stand out and hold your attention.

Once the action begins to unfold it is truly gri
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I have read the majority of Susan Lewis’ books and there aren’t many that I don’t enjoy. She varies the topic but generally isn’t frightened of dealing with sensitive topics. This book is no different and I knew from the synopsis that this may well be a sad story. This story introduces us to Lauren Scott who is a bright and talented young girl with the world at her feet, and her mother Emma who is very close with her daughter. The beginning of the book is a bit of a slow burner as we learn about ...more
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This book tells the story of two families who would never have met if not for the most terrible of circumstances. Lauren is young, pretty and vivacious and lives with her mother while studying for her A levels. Oliver is also young and trying to find his place in life while coping with his alcoholic mother.

What an amazing book which really tells the story well and has great characterisation of all the main characters. The first few chapters were rather slow but were needed to set the scene of th
Lauren Scott has it all, she's gorgeous, she's musical and her grades are perfect, but most of all she's got a happy and sunny personality. That is what her mother, Emma, loves the most about her. On one terrible night there's an accident which changes her future forever. Emma's by her daughter's side the whole time. Oliver is a young man who has recently finished university. He's living with his father, Russ, and is looking for a job. He meets Lauren in the most terrible circumstances and then ...more
Pamela Scott
I enjoyed Losing You. Losing You does have some flaws but overall I enjoyed the novel. I’ve never read Susan Lewis before. Losing You is a proper tear-jerker and tugs at the old heart strings. I connected with Losing You on an emotional level and it’s hard not to enjoy something that touches you. Losing You is very well written and easy to follow. I found myself turning the pages fairly quickly. I got caught up in the world and characters Lewis created and wasn’t bored at any point. I liked how ...more
This was my first Susan Lewis book, and I'm afraid just did not do it for me.
It started off so slowly, and if it hadn't been for previous reviews mentioning the slow start I would have given up.
When the story eventually got going, it was better, but I just couldn't warm to any of the characters and found them all just a bit irritating.
0.5 stars
Never have I read such a bad book. I mean, who can read this?? Its terrible. First off you start with Lauren the perfect child who turns out not so perfect after she gets into an accident where she's run over. Guess how she's run over, SHE WAS WALKING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!!! Who does that!! All her fault. And Oliver the player, somehow falls for a sick girl who can't talk or move. Unrealistic much!! Lauren's mother emma cannot stop complaining about her poor emma, even when she fin
Oct 22, 2012 Chum rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
I picked up this book because the cover and narrative seemed interesting. After reading the first few chapters I felt like it was very repetitive (and some parts even unnecessary).
However, I became inclined to reading this book purely because I felt like I should give the author the benefit of doubt to come up with a sudden twist to incite the reader in.
The book itself felt like it was running at a snails pace with lots of unnecessary chapters that added very little to the actual flavor of the
I have given mixed reviews to earlier Susan Lewis books I have read, but for me this was the best. Yes I did find the early chapters too long-winded. It was if the author was trying too hard to be contemporary and set the scene, with frequent references to the recession, Coalition government, people constantly on mobile phones, smart phones, I-Pads, Facebook & Twitter etc. I found the descriptive writing style on the first page over the top - Lauren's "exquisite amber eyes", "her wind rouged ...more
A. Bookzilla.
It took me forever to get into this.
Precisely, it took me all of 10(ish) chapters to get into it. I was constantly giving up, and picking it up again, and I was just about to give up for the last time when things started happening and then I didn't want to give up on it anymore.

It starts out really slow, and I really mean slow. The blurb doesn't really give an inclination on what it is that happens for the story to finally start getting anywhere, and I just didn't know what to expect and when to
The book started slowly, but I have enjoyed two other books by this author so much, so I kept on. Then I couldn't put it down. I read the 644 pages in 4 days.

It deals with drunk driving and brain injuries. It describes them from various viewpoints and gives one new perspectives.

I really enjoyed this book, even wiping my eyes at the end - something I rarely do! I will look for more books by this author.

Just another note - the girl pictured on the paperback cover has dark brown hair, whereas the
Chris Barlow

Emotional wreck or what?? It took a few chapters for me to get into this book but once it got going...wowzers. Lauren seemed too wonderful to be true at first. I'm mum to 3 teens, two of them girls and found myself laughing at Lauren at first thinking "yeah right!" I did warm to her though. Emma's character was so real and I could relate to her. I kept finding myself wondering what I would do or say in all these terrible situations, I kept agreeing with Emma. I cried and laughed so much reading
Sep 06, 2015 Lynne added it
Bit slow but enjoyed it nonetheless...
Vanessa Jordan
In my opinion, this book was boring, dull and slow up to page 175.
I have a 100 page rule, so I was generous reading that much.
Out of kindness to the author I read up to the "incident" im guessing the rest of the book is geared around, but still wasn't tempted to finish.
Kat Feenstra
Amazing book. Go read it!
Diane James
could not finish. from 1 to 100 page .. was finding myself drifting off not interested at all. not much happened in the first 99 pages, need to move on
Wendy houghton
Another brill book by susan lewis loved it x
I really liked this book, and honestly after the first part I didn't expect too. It was so incredibly slow,and absolutely nothing is revealed at all. I predicted what the life changing event was simply by reading the back, and went through expecting it. The tedium of getting to that point ended up being worth the wait,and the characters sneaked up on me. If you're reading this review and you've read the first few hundred pages and are about to give up- don't. It gets better!
Kristy Cunningham
Loved this book from the start and could hardly put it down.
I felt this book was quite slow to get into but not slow enough that I put it down. I am so glad i held on as it was a beautiful story, a sad story, a heart wrenching story and one that had me in tears a good few times. I love this author and this was no exception, a nice easy read.

I gave it 4 stars as i thought the story line was fabulous as were the characters, i really enjoyed it.
This book really started at about page 194, if you can stick with it till then, then you would finish it. It is abit far fetched.
I've read alot of her books, they are interesting but I sometimes have to skip a few lines here and there just because she tends to write alot, even if it is not needed, kinda like filling space I guess.
Anyway, I finished it, glad I read it. It was worth reading.
Helen Charles
A good read. Not my favourite Susan Lewis book though.
Tracy Barrall
Another Susan Lewis book I enjoyed :-)
Oliver and Lauren did not know each other until one fateful night when someone in each of their lives send them on a collision course and their two worlds collide. How can they deal with the changes forced upon them. How can their families cope with the secrets that reveal themselves so unexpectedly! Very well written.
Difficult for me to review as the subject matter was too close to home and the happy ending annoyed me. I mainly scanned the book as someone had recommended Susan Lewis to me. Some events were highly unrealistic and I didn't like the physical violence that was apparently condoned from wife to ex husband. I might try another of her books on a different subject.
Melissa Meir
I've had two copies of this book for over a year, and finally finished reading it! I'm disappointed in myself for taking a long while!
The story is very good, although you have to read at least 100 pages before you get to the good stuff!
It brought tears to my eyes in certain places! Definitely worth a read..
Sep 03, 2015 Jennie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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After a shaky slightly confusing start, I really got into it and loved it. I genuinely don't know why it's got so many bad reviews.
This book took me forever to finish partially because It started with a slow start which made me leave it before deciding to continue reading it.
once the accident happened and the secret started to unfold, it became quite interesting and I loved how the story turned out in the end.
Eniko Rozsa
The book started awfully slow. I was about 1/3 in and just ready to give up when finally was over all background setting and the plot began. After that was interesting, dealing with a very sensitive topic and the human reactions of guilt, helplessness, anger, the need to blame..
Thankfully I read the reviews that said to keep reading till page 170 when it all starts to happen. It's a slow start and the 650 pages could easily have been 400.

The story certainly doesn't go where you expect it to go but it does keep you gripped - a little but twee at times
Laura Coia
This was such a disappointment because I so love this author,the book did not take off until page 170 then got a little bit more interesting. I think had the book been condensed into half the size I would not have regretted wasting so much time on it.
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was born in 1956, in Bristol. My father was a Welsh miner, a poet, an engineer and a thinker. My mother was one of 13 children who, at 20, persuaded my father to spend his bonus on an engagement ring instead of a motorbike. We were a normal, happy, nuclear family, living in a spanking new council house on the outskirts of town – my mother’s pride and joy. But we were going to do better, my mother ...more
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