Because of You

“Full of drama this is an interesting glimpse into the recent past, covering a variety of issues, yet is an easy and captivating read.” Love Reading

“A fine debut novel.” Bella Magazine

“…a unique ‘Scandinavian noir’ tone that focuses on realistic characters, situations and dark morally complex moods.” The Mirror

“I read the book in two days – what a page-turner!” 5* Amazon Reviewer

London 1978: eighteen year old Hannah Stein arrives in London from her native Sweden. The city is alive with the last days of disco and Hannah throws herself into the club world, forging friendships and finding passion with hot-headed womaniser, Mark Copeck. But, Hannah’s affections are called into conflict when she meets Ben Issacs, an upcoming lawyer who immediately falls for her. Hannah has to make a choice and her choice eventually leads to heartbreak. She returns home to Malmo to pursue her dreams of teaching. Yet, even as the years pass, Hannah discovers that some loves are too great to be forgotten.

When Hannah finds love again she finally allows herself to believe that she has found her place in the world. But life doesn’t always work out as planned. Hannah’s happiness is threatened by cruel twists of fate and figures from the past determined to tear her world apart. Will Hannah be able to find the strength to carry on? Will her love endure? An epic, absorbing, morally-complex, cross-generational novel spanning thirty-six years, Because Of You explores the themes of fate and destiny, enduring love and violent obsession, acceptance and redemption, the power of family to guide and heal and the way in which our lives are shaped by the people we encounter and the way we, in turn, shape the lives of those around us.

Because of You by Hélene Fermont is available now, from Amazon and all good bookshops, priced £9.99 in paperback and £3.99 as an eBook.