Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Losing the Light: A Novel Paperback – February 23, 2016
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
One of Redbook's Best Books of 2016
"Who doesn't fantasize about a sexy and passionate romance with a hot foreigner?" (PopSugar)
"A complicated friendship, a disastrous affair with a professor, and intoxicating relationships factor in making this an unforgettable trip." (Buzzfeed)
"A haunting story of betrayal within a beautiful portrait of youth." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Dunlop’s smart and suspenseful debut follows the lead of Katie Crouch’s Abroad (2014) and Jennifer duBois’ Cartwheel (2013), but delves more deeply into the repercussions beyond a shocking incident during a year abroad. Dunlop richly evokes the heady emotions of friendship, lust, and betrayal." (Booklist)
“Dunlop’s writing is effervescent, but wise…the story, which is as much about love, lust and longing as it is about the intricacies and potential pitfalls of close, obsessive friendship, also offers a truly lovely depiction of France.” (Globe and Mail)
"In her debut, Dunlop writes of a fizzy, decadent world, filled with the intense relationships that young love brings, whether that feeling is for a person or for a beautiful location." (Library Journal)
"Love triangles can haunt you forever. This gorgeously written debut novel centers around one woman being seduced by European high life while on a study abroad trip in France. It's an exotic escape and a literary escape at the same time." (Redbook)
"The story of a young girl studying abroad in France who gets sucked into a world of love and lust. This unraveling tale is absolutely haunting." (SheKnows)
"Good wine, dark chocolate, a French love triangle, and the perfect best friend- at first- are only a handful of the decadences awaiting you in Losing the Light- not to mention the shocking twist that kept this succulent debut lingering long after the final page." (Miranda Beverly-Whittemore New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet)
"Losing the Light is a smart, sexy, thrilling novel. Andrea Dunlop's debut brilliantly captures the tension and sharp edges of female friendships, infatuation, and life abroad. You will feel transported to France, as if you yourself are speaking French and drinking a little too much wine with your best friend and a dangerously handsome man." (Taylor Jenkins Reid Author of Maybe in Another Life)
“A heady cocktail of nostalgia, a seductive Frenchman, a passionate love triangle, a mysterious disappearance: Seattle author Andrea Dunlop weaves an intriguing story about 30-year-old Brooke, now newly engaged,and her recollections of student days a decade earlier in France with her bubbly, blond buddy Sophie...Losing the Light is a love letter to France — the cafes, the language, the 'fierce elegance' of Parisiennes, the sun-drenched beauty of Cap Ferrat. Dunlop brilliantly recreates the tempestuous, 'anything is possible' whirlwind of emotions that accompany Brooke’s coming of age, with the dizzying heights and depths of feeling...A thoughtful, assured debut.”
(The Seattle Times)
"In Losing the Light, Andrea Dunlop takes readers on an intense, smart, sexy adventure, giving major The Talented Mr. Ripley vibes.” (Working Mother)
“This delicious literary indulgence is consuming and addictive…the perfect partner for every beach day this summer.” (Sunset Magazine)
About the Author
Andrea Dunlop is the author of Losing the Light and Broken Bay, a novella. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, where she works as a social media consultant.
Top customer reviews
The two stick together, making friends with a pair of students in their program, but immediately attach themselves to a tutor and her cousin, whom they are drawn to for their French charm. Brooke sets her eyes on the older boy straight away, while not letting her friend know that she is smitten. This goes on for some time. Each time they see him, Brooke assumes that Sophie must know. All the while there is much suspicion on her part that she is sneaking off with Alex behind her back. The love triangle is a dangerous liaison, no?
I could not help thinking of The Talented Mr. Ripley while reading the book, the young and happy-go-lucky students and their new-found friends traipsing around the gorgeous setting of the Cap Ferrat, possibly some characters pretending to be something other than who they are, and danger lurking.
While the two girls eventually confide their reasons for being in France to each other, perhaps they are holding something back. Do they reveal their true selves? Eventually, la vérité sort. Or, does it.
Interesting characters, vivid background scenes, friendship, love, and surprising twists, this book has it all.
Brooke and Sophie, students from two different worlds, become best friends as they travel and spend time in France as exchange students. Their relationship becomes complicated with the introduction of Alex, a handsome, wealthy Frenchman, into their lives.
The story is well written and filled with vivid description that draws you into the setting, atmosphere, and feelings of the characters. It contains unexpected revelations and occasional hints of what is to come. The author has also mastered the art of a well-turned phrase, which are sprinkled throughout the book. (“Groups of three are always difficult, like a stool that’s never quite on balance.”)
Captured by the story, it becomes difficult to put the book down, wanting to discover the outcome of these three people whose lives became entangled. The ending of the story was unexpected, but satisfying. I highly recommend this addictive read.
I read this book on vacation and it was a perfect fit. A rewarding narrative that did NOT make me miss my 20s a bit.
Most recent customer reviews
Thanks to Andrea Dunlop for providing a copy of the book for my reading and reviewing.Read more
Brooke Thompson is a copy editor living in NYC when a friend invites her to attend an event which brings Brooke's past rushing back to her in an instant.Read more