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After the Fire Paperback – September 1, 2011
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Campbell is an excellent author. You feel that you are in Scotland, she does the dialect so well.Read more ›
Suddenly propelled into the media glare and with the public baying for blood, Jamie and his family face the harsh reality as the system turns against him, the colleagues he thought he could trust one by one turn their backs on him, the force he saw as his family hang him out to dry and he gets sentenced and sent to Barlinnie prison where the jungle drums have been beating and the inmates are waiting for him.
This story is not just about Jamie, its also about his wife Cath and his two small children who find themselves isolated with none of the protection they've been used to. Cath is the true heroine of this story; she is already haunted by Jamie's previous extra-marital liaison with Inspector Anna Cameron and as his trial approaches she has to cope with his downward spiral into despair and his inability to fight back, at the same time trying to protect their two young children from the backlash, the gossip and the media.
What made this book for me was the authors characterisation, the relationships, the tension and the realism that just jumps off the pages at you. The confusion at the scene of the shooting when Jamie makes that split-second decision and fires, Caths utter devastation as the system they'd grown to rely on turns its back on her and her family, it all comes together to make a truly compelling novel.Read more ›
1. written in UK dialect and very hard to follow the structure of the sentences, conversations.
2. In the first 30 pages I didn't make much sense of anything except the fact Jamie was in prison and treated bad, then you get to the pages of Mom (Cath) dealing with the children and 3-4 pages of them just going to the bathroom #1 and #2 and the telling of the awful stink and mess of it then telling she had to chase a #2 around the bathtub? So unnecessary and what does that have to do with a story?
3. What makes an author think you have to use the 'f' word in every paragraph? I have read so many books that are excellent without that and it was just ridculous how much it was used in just the first few pages.
4. The writing style was not very good and didn't seem to be able to stick with just the main story and for 450+ pages I just couldn't stick with such an awful messy book.