‘Because of You’ is the stunning debut novel of Anglo-Swedish author Helene Fermont. A gripping work of contemporary women’s fiction with a psychological twist, the novel spans nearly four decades in the life of Hannah Stein, a Swedish teenager on a gap year in London at the tail end of the disco era.
Hannah falls in love with charismatic but immoral womaniser Mark Copeck, but her affections are split when she meets high-flying lawyer Ben Isaacs. They know they are a perfect match, but separate when Hannah returns home to Sweden to pursue a teaching career.
Hannah’s fortunes change over time but, ultimately, she must choose between Ben and Mark. Wealthy heiress Vanessa Westbrook, however, will stop at nothing to claim Ben for herself and sets in motion a series of shocking events that will change the course of all four lives forever.
With a distinct ‘Scandi’ feel in its realism and dark, morally complex mood, Because of You is a deeply moving, character-driven cross-generational story of enduring love, fate and destiny that every woman can relate to.
Because of You by Helene Fermont (Fridhem Publishing) is released on August 15, priced £9.99 in paperback. Visit www.helenefermont.com