Top positive review
on August 1, 2016
AFTERWARDS by Rosamund Lupton is a unique read for both the story line and the narration decisions. I read this for our book club and I'm excited to see where the discussion goes. I think this book probably reads different if you are married and even more so if you are a mother. I am both. Gracie's position is an impossible one to imagine. However, to me, the choice to narrate so much of the novel towards her husband made complete sense to me. I think she spent the novel preparing him for any possible outcome. The thoughts that go through her head as a wife and mother as she struggles to find the truth and the best way to protect her family was heartbreaking. I enjoyed the mystery portion and did not figure out who the culprit was until the end. I think there was a little more development that could have happened at the end with the final reveal but it didn't stop it from being an enjoyable book or being an appropriate conclusion.