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  • Publisher: Center Point
  • Format: Hardback | 543 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 218mm x 30mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Thorndike, ME
  • ISBN 10: 1611734096
  • ISBN 13: 9781611734096
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition

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From the author of the acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller "Sister" comes a compelling, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child. The school is on fire. Her children are inside. Grace runs toward the burning building, desperate to reach them. In the aftermath of the devastating fire which tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm. This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family and find out who committed the crime that rocked their lives. While unearthing truths about her life that may help her find answers, Grace learns more about everyone around her -- and finds she has courage she never knew she possessed. Powerful and beautiful, with a riveting story and Lupton's trademark elegant style that made "Sister" such a sweeping success, "Afterwards" explores the depths of a mother's unswerving love.

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"Lupton's superb follow-up to "Sister"...The uncommon but convincing narrative technique, adroit twists, and memorable characters combine to provide a wise and poignant portrait of a family confronted with malice and heartbreaking decisions." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) ""Afterwards" is an exceptional literary thriller that resonates with depth and despair. It's got it all: a gripping plot with twists and turns, a horrific crime, and a beautiful love story layered into the fine fabric of a family, who are torn apart by a devastating betrayal." --Chevy Stevens, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Still Missing" and "Never Knowing" "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, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Carte Blanche "and "Edge"