New book release – Debut novel ‘Alice’
Alice, the debut novel by upcoming British novelist K.L Loveley was published on 31st January 2017 by Austin Macauley.
Alice is near breaking point. Floods have left her beautiful dream home a damaged mess, her step children’s lack of respect is giving her migraines and, worst of all, her husband is giving her no support to lean on. Her life is slowly spiralling out of control.
When Alice’s daughter, Anne Marie, repeatedly falls victim to aggressive vandals, Alice finally can take no more. She decides to take control of the mess that has become her life, and finally frees herself from the chaos that has been bringing her down.
Freedom, however, isn’t as sweet as Alice first thought it might be. She finds herself yearning for something she can’t quite put her finger on. In her quest to find it, Alice finds herself turning to drink…
Alice is, at times, a gritty but true to life story of a woman who finds herself in desperate straits.
K.L Lovely’s story tackles alcoholism head-on, and presents the reader with an empathetic account of a spiralling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into. We follow Alice, mother of two and step mother to four, from when life’s problems first begin to scratch away at her self-esteem and follow her in her gradual, but steady, decline.
Alice addresses the seriousness of addiction and shows us the importance of love and support for an addict with astounding accuracy.