Can you be in love with two people?

The love triangle dilemma



So many of the great romances in novels and movies are love triangles. Just think of Outlander, The Hunger Games, Rebecca, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Great Gatsby, The Notebook and one of my old favourites Dr. Zhivago.

I guess two people falling in love, getting married and living happily ever after is boring! We must all be yearning for conflict, tension, high stakes, rash decisions ... and maybe we enjoy living all this vicariously.

That’s one of the reasons there’s a love triangle in my novel The Way Things Fall – one woman and two very, very different men in different parts of the world. Hope you enjoy the tension!




THE IDEAS BEHIND THE WRITING