An absolutely stunning second novel from the author of SISTER.
When love recognises no boundaries . . .
Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. One mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside.
Grace runs along to tree-lined driveway, which Jenny had walked down only a few hours earlier. She goes into the burning building to rescue her child.
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 confront the face of evil and discover the limitlessness of love.
About The Author
For years Rosamund Lupton has been a script writer for the BBC. She lives in London with her husband - a doctor - and two children.
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 DeaverExtraordinary...heart-stopping...[an] ingenious thriller - Mail on SundayI became insanely gripped ... The word compelling is used lightly of mystery and crime novels this one will define it for you - Daily MailIn a LOVELY BONES-style conceit ... Lupton works her theme of the corrosive effects of ambition with insight and gusto - GuardianThe 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 - HeatLoved THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE? Well this is even better - CompanyCompulsive reading right from the start ... Pacy and compelling - SheAs 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
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 9th June 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.5 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1