After the End

After the End : The most moving book you'll read in 2019

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Have you heard about the book that everyone's talking about?

'If I could give this book 10 stars I would' (Reader review)

'This book touched my soul' (Reader review)

'I could not put it down. What a story. What a storyteller' (Reader review)

'This is in my top five books of all time. Absolutely incredible' (Reader review)

'I have never felt so emotionally wrapped up in characters in a book' (Reader review)

Powerful, uplifting and full of hope, AFTER THE END is the most moving book you'll read this year - from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh
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Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they're facing the most important decision of their lives - and they don't agree.

As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

But anything can happen after the end . . .

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'The most moving book you'll read this year' LISA JEWELL

'Life-affirming . . . richly drawn' SUNDAY TIMES

'Compelling and clever, tender and true. I can't stop thinking about it' LIANE MORIARTY

'Heart-wrenching . . . an absolute must-read' MIKE GAYLE

'Put this on the top of your list. You won't regret it' JANE CORRY

'One of the most moving stories I have ever read. It's perfect' JOANNA CANNON
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 38mm | 603g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075156494X
  • 9780751564945
  • 683

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I haven't read a book that's moved me so much for years. After the End does something incredible, it made me cry yet uplifted me. A beautifully written, astonishing work. * Kate Hamer * (An) emotional read . . . Poignant * Good Housekeeping Books of the Month * Deeply moving . . . no emotion is left unturned. . . While there's no denying this is a relentlessly sad novel - it's far from an easy read - you will feel uplifted by the end * Nottingham Post * Searing, emotional depth . . . an important story * Sunday Express * The bestselling author of I Let You Go shows that in these devastating, complex situations, there is no right answer * Daily Mirror Book of the Week * A heart-wrenching tale - but it is also a story bursting with courage, hope and so much love * Sun * Deeply moving and page-turning . . . tailor-made for book clubs * VIP Magazine * Prepare to have your heart broken * Woman & Home * A heart-rending read and will have you debating what you would do in the same situation. A perfect book club choice * Prima * A complex structure exploring future alternative outcomes invests you hugely in their struggle - leaving you wondering "what would i do?" Moving without being mawkish, this will linger long in the memory * Sunday Mirror * This stunning book is something of a departure for bestselling thriller writer mackintosh, who questions what it costs to stand up for what you believe in * Sunday Times * Cleverly structured to look at both sides of a heart-breaking situation, this thought-provoking book draws upon the author's experiences, and manages to feel both personal and universal * Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine * Mackintosh's depiction of the long-distance loneliness, grit-eyed exhaustion and beleaguered hopes of the parent of a terminally ill child are moving. Yet this is a life-affirming story, too, in its richly drawn depiction of the Iranian consultant Leila's background or its scarred central characters' re-emergence blinking into the world * Sunday Times * This deeply moving tale . . . leaves no emotion unturned * iNews * An astonishing read that reaches into our very souls, turns us inside out, leaves us weeping, and yet hoping for a brighter future -- Liz Nugent Captivating . . . tailor-made for book clubs and for fans of Jodi Picoult * Publisher's Weekly * A breath-taking and powerful story . . . Riveting * Sunday Post * Beautiful, sumptuous and tender, this story is one of parents and impossible decisions. Completely relevant to today's issues, this delicately personal and heart-wrenching tale is a tribute to human spirit * Magic Radio Book Club * A heart-rending story, superbly executed -- Rachel Abbott A heart-wrenching, character-driven story * Best * So delicately balanced and never indulgent. So perfect -- Veronica Henry Have just finished Clare Mackintosh's extraordinary, heartrending life-lesson of a book - it is an absolute tour de force. Everyone should read After the End -- Jill Mansell One of the most moving stories I have ever read. It's perfect -- Joanna Cannon After the End is a gorgeously written and sincerely moving novel. First it broke my heart, but then helped put it back together in unexpected ways. I know it will preoccupy my thoughts for a long time to come -- Rhiannon Navin, author of Only Child This is the most moving book I have read this year. After the End made me cry but in the best possible way. I felt I was there, right inside the pages, wanting to hug each character. Put this on the top of your list. You won't regret it -- Jane Corry Clare Mackintosh takes us on a heart-rending, vivid journey through one of the toughest situations a parent could face - she's Britain's answer to Jodi Picoult -- Lucy Atkins A tender, heart-breaking, uplifting, truthful marvel of a novel. Clare Mackintosh has taken her already wonderful writing to a whole new level -- Adele Parks Impressive, thoughtful, authentic and moving -- Jill Childs A powerful exploration of grief, love and the way in which all decisions - both large and small - can have life-changing results. -- Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost and More Than Words An exquisite novel - tragic, clever, life-affirming and original all at once -- Catherine Isaac I read After the End in one emotional sitting. It's beautiful, original, moving and thought-provoking -- Sinead Crowley Amazing, heart-wrenching . . . an absolute must-read -- Mike Gayle Moving and thought-provoking * Independent * Such a perfectly poised novel, with authentic heart and depth, that examines the worst moments of our lives, and still somehow uncovers hope and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Everyone should read this beautiful book -- Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things Unforgettable and profoundly moving, this is a novel about the bottomless human capacity for love and endurance, even in the most heartbreaking circumstances -- Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call A moving and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly written, with hope as well as heartbreak -- Libby Page, author of The Lido A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can't stop thinking about it -- Liane Moriarty Both utterly heart rending and incredibly uplifting, After the End is the most moving book you'll read this year -- Lisa Jewell
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About Clare Mackintosh

With over 2 million copies of her books sold worldwide, number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of I Let You Go, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It also won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2016. Both Clare's second and third novels, I See You and Let Me Lie, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. All three of her books were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and together have been translated into over thirty-five languages.

Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

For more information visit Clare's website www.claremackin-tosh.com or find her at www.facebook.com/ClareMackWrites or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh #ILetYouGo #ISeeYou #LetMeLie #AftertheEnd
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Rating details

960 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 48% (464)
4 34% (324)
3 15% (140)
2 2% (21)
1 1% (11)
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