LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

After the Fall

by Charity Norman

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on After the Fall

One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.

With complex and realistic characters, this is a compelling and emotional read. A family emigrate to rural New Zealand to start a new life but they can’t run from the past and the secrets which threaten to tear the family apart. Combining the skill of Jodi Picoult with the warmth of Anita Shreve, Charity Norman explores - with heart-thumping tension - a fresh start which goes very badly wrong.

LoveReading

After the Fall Synopsis

In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse, and his condition is critical. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; after all, he's prone to sleepwalking. Only his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it happened. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever. Tragedy isn't what the McNamara family expected when they moved to New Zealand. For Martha, it was an escape. For her artist husband Kit, it was a dream. For their small twin boys, it was an adventure. For sixteen-year-old Sacha, it was the start of a nightmare. They end up on the isolated east coast of the North Island, seemingly in the middle of a New Zealand tourism campaign. But their peaceful idyll is soon shattered as the choices Sacha makes lead the family down a path which threatens to destroy them all. Martha finds herself facing a series of impossible decisions, each with devastating consequences for her family.

After the Fall Press Reviews

'A gripping story, which touches on the fragility of trust, the strength of love and, of course, second chances. This is Norman's second novel. Her style is emerging as reminiscent of bestselling author Jodi Picoult.' - Sunday Canberra Times

'[An] insightful account of family dynamics' - The Age

If you loved this, you might like these...

No Precedent
One Split Second
After the End
A Day Like Any Other

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781743314890
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781743314890
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Author: Charity Norman
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Charity Norman

Charity Norman was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham. After several years' travel she became a barrister, specialising in crime and family law in the northeast of England. Also a mediator and telephone crisis line listener, she's passionate about the power of communication to slice through the knots. In 2002, realising that her three children had barely met her, she took a break from the law and moved with her family to New Zealand. Her first novel, Freeing Grace, was published in 2010. After the Fall was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice ...

More About Charity Norman

More Books By Charity Norman

Cover for The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman
Cover for See You in September by Charity Norman
Cover for The New Woman by Charity Norman
View All Books By Charity Norman

Share this book