If it doesn't hurt, it's not love: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of ASKING FOR IT. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult.
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.
'A bold, uncompromising depiction of obsessive love' – MARIAN KEYES
'O'Neill is a vital and necessary presence in contemporary literature and we are lucky to have her' – SARAH PERRY
'A real, raw story . . . Louise O'Neill will once again connect to the secret, intimate places of readers' minds and lives' – CECELIA AHERN
A dark dream. A vivid nightmare. The world O'Neill imagines is frightening because it could come true. She writes with a scalpel - Jeanette Winterson, on Only Ever YoursUtterly magnificent . . . gripping, accomplished and dark - Marian KeyesEstablishes Louise O'Neill as a literary tour de force - Irish Independent, on Asking for ItThis story will haunt me forever. Everyone should read it - Guardian, on Asking for ItTry to be brave, grown-ups. O'Neill's second novel may be scary, but it is riveting and essential - New York Times, on Asking for It
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th March 2018
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1