2022 Indie and ABIA Longlisted – Love Objects by Emily Maguire – Our Review


Our Review…

Love Objects is an unputdownable novel about family, class, relationships and the messiness that we inhabit and that inhabits all of us

Every Sunday, Nic meets with her beloved niece Lena for a boozy lunch, the lunch is an opportunity to catch up on each other’s lives and shamelessly flirt with the waiter.

Nic is a 45-year-old stray cat lover, a nail polish aficionado and a collector of all things -some might call her odd, but to her niece, she is the most magical person of all.

When Nic fails to arrive at the restaurant one Sunday, and after discovering her phone is disconnected, Lena goes to her Aunt’s home. Shocked and devastated to find her beloved Aunt, hidden, injured and unconscious amongst the most alarming house of squalor.

While Nic is recovering in hospital, Lena gets to work cleaning the house up, to be joined unexpectedly by estranged brother Will. But for all their hard work, Nic is furious and deeply betrayed when she returns home to find her abode changed.

A story that is beautifully woven together, is brilliantly complex and will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books

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