Book Review: The Flavours of Love – Dorothy Koomson

Pages: 440

Published: 2013

Star rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is probably the fifth or sixth book by Dorothy Koomson & it felt a little different to the others.

DK writes about a family hit by tragedy when Joel the father of two kids is murdered & leaves behind a wife Saffron to deal with the aftermath.

Like all of Koomson’s books you start after the tragedy & are given very little information what has happened. The more you read you naturally find out. However, in this instance I feel like too much was given away too soon leaving you with very little secrets to discover.

I found the book to be frustrating & the main character Saffron to be relatable as a mother but also completely un-relatable at the same time. She’s not just dealing with the death of her husband but how this impacts her children.

As a whole, the story could have been much more captivating but instead I found myself questioning the motive of the story & anything that was revealed lacked any ‘punch’.

I’m disappointed in this book, it’s been sat on my kindle for quite some time & whilst I’m glad I’ve read it, it’s not one I’d recommend.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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