As a vital counter to all the death and violence, The Lovely Bones offers us a tender vision of familial love, and a variety of love affairs and romances. We watch the uncomplicated love of super couple Lindsey (Susie's sister) and Samuel (her beau). And then there is the affair between Abigail (Susie's mom) and Detective Len Fenerman, who's in charge of Susie case. We also the crumbling and then reinvigorated love between Susie's parents. Things get really complicated when we talk about the love triangle of Susie (as a ghost), Ruth Connor, and Ray Singh (Susie's first love). Where Susie and her loved ones experience abundances of love, her killer is loveless and unloved.