The beginning of spring brings new book club selection here at From Left to Write. For April, our book club members are traveling to England as we read and discuss Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton. This novel will grip its readers from the very beginning. It’s part suspense, part thriller, but at its core is a story about love and motherhood.
When her children’s school is set ablaze, Grace runs into the burning building to rescue her teenage daughter, Jenny. In the aftermath, badly injured, Grace learns the police have identified the arsonist, but they have blamed the wrong person. Only Detective Sarah McBride, the sister-in-law Grace has never liked, is searching for the real arsonist–a hunt that becomes urgent when it’s clear Jenny is still the perpetrator’s target. Page-turning suspense combines with a beautiful portrayal of deep family bonds to make this a stunning and riveting read.
Once you start reading, it’ll be hard to put down the book. (I say that from personal experience.)
Grab your copy of Afterwards and join us on Thursday, April 11 for the book club discussion.
Have you read Aftewards? What are your thoughts on it?