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Love Like Hate Adore

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
From the author of SKY and FRANCEY, a novel which charts what happens when someone who is known and trusted is accused of rape.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 22nd 2003 by Not Avail (first published January 1st 1998)
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Clare O'Beara
Mar 21, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, irish-crime
A young woman who has spent most of her life shoring up a druggie mother, or caring for her siblings so they wouldn't have to go into care after the death of said mother, is the narrator. The scene is nineties Dublin and one or two current affairs issues are mentioned to fit the story into context.

Angie has a brother aged nineteen at this point, and they've been living together since he was a couple of months old. They each have bitty jobs but she makes the rent. Then the lad is accused of rape
Apr 15, 2014 Carobe rated it really liked it
Genom eld och vatten.
May 28, 2008 Ysabel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Deidre Purcell fans only
Each Deidre Purcell book is different to the last - different era, writing-style - so I never know what to expect. This one sounded as though it might be interesting but I was disappointed with what I found. The story didn't seem to go anywhere and the main character never appeared to know who she was so her reactions to things were often very different to how she reacted a few chapters back. I just found the story a bit pointless, the main character unlikeable and the subject matter left a bad ...more
Mar 24, 2008 flajol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-these-books
I was surprised by this book - I expected light chick lit, and instead got a riveting examination of how a woman's life unravels when her brother is accused of a shocking crime. Not a particularly comfortable read, but worth reading.
Aug 21, 2010 Narnia rated it liked it
Angela Devine became my friend, so I really did not want to finish this book. I love that she takes you into her confidence like a true busom buddy. However, I don`t like the ending at all ...more
Jan 27, 2012 Chandre rated it it was ok
I didn't finish it. I got bored after chapter 8
May 11, 2011 Jacqueline rated it it was ok
read but not remembered.
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