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Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton


Afterwards

Rosamund Lupton


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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

With an out-of-body experience at the centre of this ingenious tale, Lupton has surpassed the excellence of her first novel, Sister.  This is highly compulsive, poignant stuff.

 

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 2 June 2011.

 

The Lovereading view...

Ex BBC Script writer and author of debut novel Sister has delivered another stunning nerve shredding read. A mother saves her daughter from a fire but the arsonist is still out there and is intent on destroying them.



Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Alice Sebold, Cecelia Ahern
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Synopsis

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

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 runs. 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 family 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.


Reviews

In AFTERWARDS, we see a master's touch on every page. Uncompromising emotional impact, a poet's sonorous style and a gripping story all come together to make this a transcendent literary experience. I guarantee this novel will touch everyone Jeffery Deaver Extraordinary...heart-stopping...[an] ingenious thriller Mail on Sunday I became insanely gripped ... The word compelling is used lightly of mystery and crime novels this one will define it for you Daily Mail In a LOVELY BONES-style conceit ... Lupton works her theme of the corrosive effects of ambition with insight and gusto Guardian The smartly crafted characters create an addictive whodunit ... [it] flits between a fast-paced criminal investigation and the beautifully written musings of Grace as she hears that she and Jenny will probably never wake up making this an unmissable read Heat Loved THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE? Well this is even better Company Compulsive reading right from the start ... Pacy and compelling She As with Lupton's debut SISTER, AFTERWARDS has bestseller written all over it. She has found a way of combining searing emotion with page-turning plotting Daily Mirror Extraordinary...heart-stopping...[an] ingenious thriller Mail on Sunday A bold, impossible-to-categorize, and riveting blend of psychological suspense, literary thriller and the paranormal ... wickedly good Seattle Times Lupton's dexterity at handling the subplots and possible suspects is dazzling ... [she] creates such lovely, believable feelings in all of her characters, that what's ostensibly a supernatural story feels very, very human Oprah.com



About the Author

Rosamund Lupton

For years Rosamund Lupton has been a script writer for the BBC. She lives in London with her husband - a doctor - and two children.

 

Author photo © Charlie Hopkinson


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Paperback
480 pages

Author
Rosamund Lupton

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Publisher
Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Publication date
9th June 2011

Categories
Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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ISBN
9780749942168
 


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