If I Can't Have You

Charlotte Levin

04 February 2021
416 pages


'I implore you to read (or listen to) it' - Marian Keyes, author of Again, Rachel

'One of the best books I’ve ever read' – Ruth Jones, author of Love Untold

An all-consuming story of loneliness, obsession and how far we go for the ones we love, If I Can't Have You is the debut novel by Charlotte Levin.

After fleeing Manchester for London, Constance Little attempts to put past tragedies behind her and make a fresh start. When she embarks on a relationship with the new doctor at the medical practice where she works, she’s convinced she’s finally found the love and security she craves.

Then he ends it.

But if life has taught her anything, it’s that if you love someone, you should never let them go.

That's why for Constance Little, her obsession is only just beginning . . .

'Exceptionally raw and visceral and painfully funny' – Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths

'Darkly comic and beautifully written’ – Woman

‘Blackly comic, heartrendingly sad’ – Best

'Compulsively readable and darkly funny’ – Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request

I IMPLORE you to read (or listen to) it. It's SO many things - dark, sweet, odd, moving, credible, tender, BEAUTIFULLY written & at times funny
So beautifully written, such a devastatingly compelling story. I can honestly say it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read - it is without shadow of a doubt, EASILY up there with The Girl on the Train and Eleanor Oliphant
This is superb. The main character Constance is brilliantly flawed and so compassionately drawn - it’s raw and compulsive and disturbing and very well done indeed