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Sunday Times Top-Ten Bestseller 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. Praise for Afterwards: 'Loved The Time Traveler's Wife? This is even better' Company 'Lupton pushes the boundaries of our imagination with the manner in which the mystery is solved, creating a stunningly good read that's impossible to second-guess. A literary crime novel that's as clever in its premise as it is well written' Glamour 'Chillingly good' Red Magazine 'A bold, impossible-to-categorise and riveting blend of psychological suspense, literary thriller and the paranormal. Afterwards proves that Lupton isn't just good - she's wickedly good' Seattle Times '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 'I became insanely gripped ...The word "compelling" is used lightly of mystery and crime novels - this one will define it for you' Daily Mail

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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 122 x 200 x 36mm | 379.99g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749942169
  • 9780749942168
  • 499

About 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.

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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

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Customer reviews

Having read Sister and enjoying it, I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is not a light read but not difficult either which made it perfect for my holidays (I detest a light book with no story to it). I really enjoyed how the story unraveled and presented the reader with a beautiful portrayal of familial love.show more
by Lorna Carey
I bought this book based on the reviews to read on holiday. Even as a holiday book I found it hugely disappointing. I loathe books written with one eye clearly on film rights. I note the author was a script writer so perhaps that came thru'. I'm afraid this book had little of interest for me. It was too reminiscent of The Lovely Bones but without the quality of writing.There was nothing profound, genuinely moving or original in this sanitised tale of middle class London mothers falling out. Sorry, I am the voice in the wilderness here but there are just too many other really good books worth reading!show more
by Louise Tipple
this book is by far the best i read last year....i must admit, that it is much better than "sister". couldn't put it down.....definitely a "must have" one!!show more
by Mrs Joy W Hyde
Another great book by Rosamund Lupton. Lets the reader enter a world between life and death. Highly recommended.show more
by John Barry Hadfield
Loved Rosamund's first novel, and this one is just as good, if not better. She seems to be improving on her writing style and technique with each book, and I very much look forward to the next. More please!!show more
by Linah Tay
Another great book from Rosamund Lupton - I found this book hard to put down - if you liked Sister - you will love this too. She has a refreshing approach which makes a good book a great book. Am sure it will become a bookclub favourite.show more
by Colleen Bowers