[ARC Review] Chasing The Taillights – Kate Larkindale

When the author of The Sidewalk’s Regrets, Kate Larkindale, offered me to read her new novel I was so so excited and thankful! (so thank you!) I absolutely loved TSR, and my heart is (actually) still broken but I was ready to read another beautifully written novel by this author. Also, HAPPY RELEASE DAY (26th of February 2021)!

Trigger Warnings: Death, Loss and Grief, Alcohol, rape is mentioned!

Lucy and Tony share nothing except genes. Tony’s the champion diver destined for greatness. Lucy’s biggest concern is getting Cute Guy from the burger joint to ask her out.

After an accident kills their parents, the siblings are forced to rely on one another—and decide whether to reveal their secrets.

Lucy can’t tell Tony what she knows about the accident for fear of destroying the tentative bond between them. If she doesn’t confess, she might lose her mind. If she does, she might lose the only person she has left who loves her.

Tony has problems too. Between diving practice, classes and concealing the crush he has on his best friend Jake, Tony needs to find room in his life for his sister, but his own stability dwindles with every passing day.

As the siblings struggle to overcome a lifetime of past conflicts and jealousies, they discover they might have more in common than a love of rock music.

Tony and Lucy were not very closed, but the tragic accident that kills their parents brings them closer as they try to overcome this difficult period in their lives. They have to discover who they are and learn how to live together at the same time as they have to try to keep living their lives during grief.

I absolutely loved this novel, and once again I was not disappointed. Tony and Lucy are two very interesting and loveable characters and I got attached to Tony very quickly. Jake, who is Tony’s best friend, is also a very lovely character.

This is a story that will show you that life can be hard but you can help and support each other to overcome some situations. Even though Lucy and Tony were not very closed, or not closed at all I should say, they still tried to learn how to be their for each other. They grow a lot from the first until the very last page. It’s a story about family, friendship, love, finding yourself (rep of LGBTQ+ community) and growing through what you’re going through.

Even though I had guess two of the main revelations very quickly, I was still really into it and loved reading it because the author has a way to keep you interested through the whole books. (also I was very pleased that I had guessed and it was actually the revelations!)

I wish we could know more about Lucy and Wren’s friendship but also about what the future holds for Tony and for Jake.

One more thing I was very pleased with – the end. It was the perfect way to end this story, so now you have to read it so you can know what I’m on about and why I think it was the perfect ending!

You can find the author on:

KateLarkindale (Blog)

You can order a copy of this book on SmashWords and you will probably be able to find it on amazon later as well, but when I wrote that post it wasn’t on it!

Thank you again to the author for sending me an ARC copy in exchange of an honest review.

Morgane. x


  1. I’ve just finished the book and I really enjoyed it too! I loved Tony as a character and I wish we could have more of him and Jake! I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to discover this author, now I’m looking forward to reading The Sidewalk’s Regrets.

    Sara @ Sara In Bookland


    • Aw i’m so glad to hear from someone who read it too! Omg i wish as well!!!!!
      PLease let me know when you’ve read TSR, because I need to know your opinion on it!


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