Another absolutely sensational book from Rosamund Lupton. I absolutely adore the way she writes, you jog along thinking you are reading the story and then suddenly your brain latches onto a flaw in one of the characters – and bang – you realise that you have that flaw too.
Much like Sister, Afterwards is a beautifully woven story that you know full well is going to play with your heartstrings.
I enjoyed the way the relationships unfolded, particularly the one between Grace and her sister-in-law; I wonder how many of us are too busy with our assumptions and prejudgements of people to bother getting to know them.
I would imagine this is a book that can only be read and intuited by a loving parent, I can’t imagine it having the same resonance unless you know without a shadow of a doubt that you would run into a burning building to save your child.
Synopsis: There is a fire and they are in there. They are in there…
Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and rush. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her.
Afterwards Grace must find the identity of the arsonist and protect her children from the person who’s still intent on destroying them. Afterwards, she must fight the limits of her physical strength and discover the limitlessness of love.