Connie and Matt Wilson, once childhood sweethearts, have worked hard to achieve their dreams - their lovely London home, their three beloved sons and a stable, trusting marriage. When they go to Rome for a romantic weekend break, they have a wonderful time exploring, eating, drinking and making love. On their last day, Matt announces to Connie that he is not coming back to England with her. She returns to London - and their three boys - alone. LOVING HIM is the story of what happens when the love of your life bumps into the love of his life...the one before you, the one he never really got over. It describes the consequences of a random, chance encounter and how it can set off a chain of events that turns a woman's existence from banal, but blissful, domesticity to dangerous obsession. Kate O'Riordan has fashioned a tightly weaved, intense and dramatically paced tale of a family, a marriage and how you can never quite escape the power of the past.
Kate is an award-winning novelist, playwright and television screen writer and has been a recipient of the SUNDAY TRIBUNE/HENNESSY PRIZE for 'Best Emerging Writer'. THE MEMORY STONES is her fourth novel after INVOLVED (shortlisted for Dillons First Fiction Prize), THE BOY IN THE MOON (Arts Council Award) and THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE, which is being adapted for a feature film. Kate has also contributed to the hugely successful short story collection LADIES NIGHT AT FINBAR'S HOTEL. Kate was brought up in the West of Ireland, but now lives in London with her husband. She is currently working on her fifth novel, and a commissioned screenplay.