The Light We Lost

  • by Jill Santopolo
  • Narrated by Jill Santopolo
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two people. One choice. What if?
Every love story has a beginning....
It's 11th September 2001. Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives - and the world - forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time.
Over the next 13 years, they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It's a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness - and, above all, of love.
As Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance.
What if this is how their story ends?
Me Before You meets One Day in this passionate debut novel, The Light We Lost, an epic love story about the heartrending decision that one woman must make....
Now translated into 28 languages.

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What the Critics Say

"A stunning book, perfect and unputdownable." (Jill Mansell)
"Emotional and heartbreaking. I predict a global tissue shortage. The Light We Lost will definitely join the ranks of books that make you weep." (Sarah Morgan, best-selling author of Miracle on 5th Avenue)
"Stunning." (Liz Fenwick, author of Under a Cornish Sky)
"An affecting and beautifully-written story about love and missed chances, and how global events can change the course of a single person's life." (Julie Cohen, author of Together)
"Jill Santopolo's extraordinary debut novel The Light We Lost enchanted and compelled me." (Delia Ephron, New York Times best-selling author of Siracusa)

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Customer Reviews

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broke my heart thought provoking real

broke my heart, truly thought provoking and just how real love is. I could relate to the characters
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- ruth elli

Good read

If you could sum up The Light We Lost in three words, what would they be?

Relationship decision Love


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I keep trying to see it coming no great surprise


What about Jill Santopolo’s performance did you like?

I liked the performance I think having the author read the book gave it greater depth and helped me to understand the characters better.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes you think about life and love and relationships. Can't say too much or it will spoil the story.


Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen however I found it very fluffy in places.

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- Miss Hannah J. Burt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited