Katie in Love is an important book that vividly dissects contemporary love, romance, relationships and the erotic. Where Thurlow's earlier books have been coming-of-age tales of girls just discovering their sexuality, her new novel reveals a young writer who has herself come of age as an author.
Spoiled, beautiful, self-possessed, Katie Boyd meets a volunteer doctor. After their first night of passion, she begins to examine her own life, a journey that takes the reader back to her time at boarding school, studying at university, where she was seduced by her tutor, and the disappointments of her previous loves. With Tom Bridge, the doctor, Katie sees the prospect of a life change so complete and radical, she is unsure whether she has the courage to take it.
The writing is first class, the characters come to life off the page and the twists and set backs are totally believable. This is a rather special book that lingers in the mind long after you have closed the last page. I thoroughly recommend it.