Would death be less painful than life?
When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you're awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn't prepared to become a victim; she will escape.
Although, what Abbey isn't prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey's paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune - her father.
Here Lies Love is a New Adult tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge?
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About the Author
He is the Author of the charity poetry book 'Life is all but a vast array of Colours' and phobia Novella 'The Caseworker's Memoirs'. His first full length novel, A YA Fantasy entitled 'The Black Petal' will be available soon by Ghostly Publishing. Here Lies Love is his first foray into the new adult and dystopian genres.
A lover of YA and fantasy fiction, you can often find him writing on his blog, writing book reviews and connecting online with other writer-type people and interviewing authors. Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures, and R.L Stine's The Goosebump series, before turning to the works of Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer and Marcus Sedgwick and slipping away into alternate realities. He also loves a good Historical Thriller too. Deborah Harkness, Danielle Trussoni and Dianne Gray are some of his favourite authors who write for adults.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.25 stars: HERE LIES LOVE is a new adult, post apocalyptic/dystopian storyline written by author Dan Thompson. It is a dark and ominous story of survival in world destroyed by global warming but also a story of survival in a world gone mad. The focus of the story is Abbey-sold into slavery by her father- Abbey survives to exist in a world of torture, grief and pain. So destroyed by the actions of her captor and her father, Abbey sets out to seek revenge against the man who should have loved and protected her. Along the way, Abbey will meet two young men, Ryan and Tristan, who will open their hearts and their ‘home’ to Abbey but in the end, Abbey’s issues of trust will push her over the edge and back into the arms of madness leaving unanswered questions and troubling thoughts. HER LIES LOVE is a dark and deeply disturbing storyline that may not be suitable for all readers. It is a story that will leave the reader depressed, remote and weary. There are graphic scenes of violence, murder, rape and abuse. It is not a story of hearts and flowers-it is a story about survival of the fittest. At times the imagery was disconcerting and troubling. Abbey may no longer be held prisoner in a cage but she is still a prisoner of her own mind.
Reviewed by Aly on behalf of The Book Landers So, let’s get this out here now. Here Lies Love is a very dark novel. It deals with many things that are not nice things at all, and in fact deserve a trigger warning. This is very different from many of the novels that I typically read. In fact it may be different from many of what you all read. But it’s different and this is good. While the situations that take place are not good and in fact extremely terrible it does deal with these difficult issues realistically. And I did enjoy that aspect. Not necessarily that these issues were there to be dealt with. The author also used words that captured the reader's attention. I know that I was hooked because the word usage and style of writing was very good, and well done. So I applaud the author for that. Here Lies Love is set in the future but in a future that is very similar to our world now, with only a few major changes. Such as the blue haze, and difficulty growing food. The blue haze is explained and it does make sense, at least to me, so that might mean it makes absolutely no sense. I’m not really a scientist. But it’s definitely not a utopian, but a dystopian future. Many of the popular Dystopian worlds are set up to be seen as close to Utopia’s or at least for certain citizens it may seem this way but Here Lies Love is clearly displaying it’s dystopian nature clearly without bringing in any real utopian elements. It added to the darkness of the world that it is set in and the tone of the book. Throughout Here Lies Love Abbey is rediscovering herself, recreating herself and discovering new things about herself. This made for a great book. Abbey was always debating with herself, dealing with the issues that come with being sold and other things. It was an interesting process even if you wished that she didn’t have to go through all of that. Overall while Here Lies Love was a dark book, this did not mean it wasn’t well written and a moment away from the typical books that many people read.