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Like I Can Love - Kim Lock

Paperback Published: 22nd March 2016
ISBN: 9781743538630
Number Of Pages: 336

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On a hot January afternoon, Fairlie Winter receives a phone call. Her best friend has just taken her own life.

Jenna Rudolph, 26 years old, has left behind a devoted husband, an adorable young son and a stunning vineyard. But Fairlie knows she should have seen this coming.

Yet Fairlie doesn't know what Jenna's husband Ark is hiding, nor does she know what Jenna's mother Evelyn did to drive mother and daughter apart all those years ago.

Until Fairlie opens her mail and finds a letter. In Jenna's handwriting. Along with a key.

Driven to search for answers, Fairlie uncovers a horrifying past, a desperate mother, and a devastating secret kept by those she loves the most.

About the Author

Kim Lock was born in 1981. She has worked around Australia as a graphic designer and volunteered as a breastfeeding counsellor. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Daily Life, and The Sydney Morning Herald online. Her fiction explores the stories that shape people's lives, but that they hide from society. Like I Can Love is her second novel.

Kim lives in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, with her partner and their children, a dog and a couple of cats.

Industry Reviews

"Gripping and poignant ... a moving exploration of all the ways that love can hurt and heal." Kylie Ladd, author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms

Heartbreaking and terrifying, Like I Can Love explores love in all its forms - from the most fragile to the most dangerous - and the unthinkable things we do in its name.

"This thrilling novel explores the intricacies of love, and its power to both hurt and heal." Woman's Day

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I loved this book. I was drawn in to the characters and found it hard to put down.

Adelaide, South Australia


Liked it? I loved it!


This is a satisfying story of love and friendship, well woven with enough levity and sensitivity to make readable the depth of heartache that is central to the novel. Living overseas, the vivid descriptions and characters evoked the details and culture of Australia that I dearly miss.



the perfect 'rainy day' book


This is one of those books that is perfect for a rainy, winter's day. Snuggle on the lounge with a blanket and a cup of tea, and sink into the story. The characters are engaging and realistic. The plot was intriguing and kept me wanting just one more page/chapter... I have added this book to my list of books to read again. And again.

Williamtown NSW


Like I Can Love

5.0 3


ISBN: 9781743538630
ISBN-10: 1743538634
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 22nd March 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.45