The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson
‘I’m looking for that perfect blend of flavours; the taste that used to be you. If I find it, I know you’ll come back to me.’
It’s been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I’ve decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I’m coping so well without him - they have no idea what I’ve been hiding or what I do away from prying eyes. But now that my 14-year-old daughter has confessed something so devastating it could destroy our family all over again, and my husband’s killer has started to write to me claiming to be innocent, I know it’s only a matter of time before the truth about me and what I’ve done is revealed to the world.
My name is Saffron Mackleroy and this is my story.
As a few of you may know, I consider Dorothy a friend of mine and she truly inspired me to get writing myself. But I have to admit that our personal relationship didn’t stop a wave of excitement surging through me when her latest work landed with an almighty thud of awesomeness on my doormat. I wasted no time in clearing a couple of days in my diary (who needs to do housework anyway?) and getting stuck in!
Dorothy has a great way of writing that puts you on edge and makes you second-guess every character and thread of storyline introduced. It turns you into a detective. In fact, you get so wrapped up in it that even when you have a quick break to grab yourself a cuppa, you’re still wondering what bombshell Dorothy is about to drop next. At one point I actually verbalised my thoughts, saying, ‘ Ooh, I just don’t know who to trust.’ I was home alone, but still, the cats thoughts I was nuts.
Up there as one of my personal favourites from Dorothy, I highly recommend adding The Flavours of Love to your book collection!