Praise for 'Love, Heather'
Kirkus Reviews: "An engaging, emotionally raw tale of social torment and explosive reactions."
Publishers Weekly: "Petrou sheds light on mob bullying in a well-told tale of teenage revenge that pays homage to works such as Carrie and Heathers."
School Library Journal: "this novel drives a powerful message of strength and self-love. Purchase where realistic fiction is in high demand."
Booklist: "Petrou has created a character and a situation that many teens will relate to...A solid choice for book clubs."
Pickle Me This: "Not a novel for the faint of heart, Love, Heather, is dark and troubling, pulls absolutely no punches, but the reader will be rewarded for her bravery. By how the novel itself is a testament to the powers of literature, but also by how Petrou complicates so many contemporary conversations, which is what our discourse needs right now—writers who dare to stare down the darkness and emerge with important questions, instead of the simple answers we’ve been hearing for so long."
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"Propulsive." —Refinery29's "Best Psychological Suspense Novels to Read After Gone Girl "
"A twisty, claustrophobic nail-biter." — Entertainment Weekly’s Hot Summer Thrillers
"Sibling rivalry on steroids." —BookTrib
" Riveting... Readers will be keen to see what Petrou comes up with next."
— Publishers Weekly
" One of the best first novels I’ve read this year… A brilliantly conceived narrative with wonderful characters and great depth."
― Globe and Mail
"Gripping, twisty, and singular ... A not to be missed, well-worth-it read. Here's hoping for more from this imaginative, insightful author."
―New York Journal of Books
"A stark reminder of the wicked webs we weave."
— Top Shelf Magazine
"A compelling and entertaining novel . . . unreservedly recommended."
—Midwest Book Review
"Laurie Petrou writes with stunning elegance to weave a unique and complex story of sisterhood and secrets that ends with a twist you won't see coming... a fabulous read from start to finish."
—Wendy Walker, national bestselling author of Emma in the Night
"Poetic, engrossing... An unputdownable page-turner."
—A.J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife
“By turns taut and lyrical, often startling, always unpredictable, Laurie Petrou writes about the thorny challenges and gauzy longings of sisterhood and parenthood with brash immediacy and perilous insight. This book is a cracked mirror—sharp, disquieting, impossible to look away, refracting our worst fears and best hopes back at us. ”
—Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays
“ I devoured Laurie Petrou's wonderful novel in a single sitting. Laurie's prose is stunning but it was the complicated relationship between the two sisters, and the secret that threatens to destroy them that had me furiously turning the pages. A fantastic debut novel.”
—Hollie Overton, international bestselling author of Baby Doll and The Walls
" Mesmerizing and powerful . . . Dark and riveting, flirting at time with a hint of the gothic, it is a page turner that plunges deep into the wild and uncharted territory of family, need, and loyalty, and the strange, mirror-link of love and hatred. This book burns with the intensity of the sisters it follows, who you will love and hate and never forget."
—Grace O’Connell, author of Be Ready for the Lightning
"An addictive portrait of a fascinating, complicated, and in the end, shocking relationship between two sisters. Beautifully written, insightful and thought provoking, with twists I did not see coming. A thrilling read."
—Cecilia Ekbäck, bestselling author of Wolf Winter