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5 stars Dutch paperback Quote from the book Arson, sombody on purpose set fire to te school Later is the second novel of Rosamund Lipton It sucks you instantly into the story A crime is committed and mother and daughter fighting for their lives One has to let go of live and family My throat was think, my tears rolling of my checks Love to read another novel by her hand 5 sterren Nederlandse paperback Quote uit het boek Het was brandstichting Had ik zonder het te weten iets gezien Later is het tweede boek van Rosamund Lipton Het verhaal zoog mij gelijk in de wereld van dit boek Een misdaad begaan, een moeder en dochter vechtend voor hun leven Een van de twee zal het leven en het gezin los moeten laten En word de misdaad opgelost De tranen gleden van mij wangen Strot dicht geknepen Wat een boek Zou graag nog een boek van haar hand lezen. This book was a good story, on the face of it, as long as you don t look too closely Lupton is really good at getting across emotions, especially love, and the book is really touching as a result.But as I said, you can t look too closely Too many characters are under developed and when you find out who the arsonist is you are supposed to just accept that she is a totally different person to the one originally portrayed, without any convincing explanation This made me feel cheated.I could deal with the out of body experience in itself, but there was no detail explaining why or how it was happening Like Why can t they see other spirits of comatose people Why don t they even wonder about this It is a hospital after all How do they get inside cars No one s holding the door open so do they pass through objects If so why do they need to wait for lifts Why does it hurt so much when they go outside On top of these things was the totally obvious lack of research which really infuriated me So many things were just plain wrong in this novel, which would be apparent to anyone who can use Google.For example 1 The age of criminal responsibility is 10 Therefore an eight year old can t be cautioned for arson The police talking about deciding not to press charges because Adam had suffered enough is just a nonsense The school also decides not to press charges, which makes no sense.2 A local newspaper hints than Mr Hyman pushed a kid out a window, and the same newspaper implies he started the fire at the school He had nothing to do with either event and a local paper simply would not imply such things without getting sued for libel, they are incredibly cautious because they can t afford not to be National tabloids may be risque but not to this extent, it s total nonsense.3 Tara is apparently a local reporter, but she also decides where things go in the newspaper, what the headlines are and deals with a police officer who comes to the office to ask questions She is therefore also the paper s editor, sub editor and news editor.There are so many things that continued to rile me throughout that just showed Lupton could not be bothered to look into what she was writing about She decided instead to work off stereotypes of police officers, journalists, teenagers etc.She has obvious talent as a writer but these factual errors kept punching me in the face throughout and it just wound me up that she didn t put a bit of effort into making the story at least seem authentic. I m afraid i was really disappointed with this, Sister was fantastic but this certainly wasn t The mother and daughter as disembodied spirits just didn t work for me, Grace talking to her hubby was really irritating and sometimes i wasn t even sure WHO she was meant to be addressing There was far too much gushing sentimentality, very corny lines and why so much overuse of italics I didn t care about any of the characters either and all these things combined made this a bit of a slog Maybe if it had been told from Sarah s the police officer and sister in law of Grace point of view it would have worked Hopefully her next novel will leave out the supernatural stuff and just concentrate on producing something as good as Sister. Read This Review And More Like It On My Blog 3.25 out of 5 Afterwards was a lot of things for me frustrating, alienating, weird, intriguing, and eventually, quite moving There s a lot of hype built around this newish author, largely due to the wild success and continued love for her first novel, Sister With that in mind, I went into this sopho effort with high hopes that were never quite met There s a lot of potential in this novel about mothers and daughters, love, and independence but it never quiiiite reaches the heights it could I want to clarify my 3.25 out of 5 up there it s the result of knee jerk reactions deep thinking The first 300 pages were a solid, disappointing 2 out of 5 stars An awkward and jarring style second person POV, told with the present tense , a somewhat overly perfect main character, and a truly irritating overemphasis on italics on nearly every page and I am an italics, bold and strikethrough addict mar an intriguing and thoroughly gripping mystery The final 100 pages of twists, turns, Oh my god and No way s do much to alleviate the various, now previous problems I d had and also made me happy I hadn t given up early on this one.The second person POV rarely, rarely works for me as a reader In fact the only time I have actually appreciated it as a storytelling medium were for the rare interludes duringThe Night Circuswhich used it sparingly Here, with Grace narrating everyone s actions to at them You do this, say this, want this etc , it s very cumbersome and unwieldy to read as a non involved observer By the time I grew inured to the strange and uncomfortable style used throughout Afterwards and it took a while, trust me , I could start to appreciate the subtlety of the mystery that Lupton has created It s both layered and nuanced in its inception and execution truly the strongest element to the novel is the whodunit This is not one of those thrillers where the culprit or culprits is are transparent from the beginning several cleverly manipulated red herrings lead the police investigation, and my theories, jumping from character to character I have to applaud such deft narrative sleight of hand I was curious from the start Even when I was close enough to giving up, the question at the heart of Jenny s problems wouldn t let go of my imagination I wish I could appreciate the spectral astral plane ghost spirit whatever the main characters have going on The fact that what s going on with the two main characters isn t really explained in depth was another misfire for me it came off as gimmicky and rather calculated Another disconnect was with the main character and narrator, the mother, Grac i e She, her husband, her daughter and son were all too perfect to be entirely believable And as the novel went on and revelation led to revelation, it becomes apparent that Grace doesn t really know anyone outside her family at all view spoiler Her closest mother friend has been abused for years Elizabeth Fisher was left by her husband Knows nothing about Rowena even though Maisie is very knowledgeable about Grace s own family Her snap, inaccurate judgements of Ivo due to her own feelings hide spoiler Disturbing and dark, yet a powerful story of family loyalty, Afterwards is full of suspense, mystery and terror. I read Rosamund Lupton s debut novel Sister last year You may remember me raving about it it was a fantastic read I jumped at the chance to read her second novel Afterwards Another absolutely brilliant read one I would highly, highly recommend I was hooked from the opening paragraph of the prologue I couldn t move, not even a little finger or a flicker of an eye I couldn t open my mouth to scream.Only one thing for it, I said to myself, thinking of you, and I slipped out of the wrecked ship of my body into the black ocean Grace Covey is volunteering at the outdoor sports day at her son Adam s private school Her older child Jenny is working inside as the school nurse that day When a fire breaks out, Grace races to find her children Knowing Jenny is still trapped in the building, Grace runs into the burning building She finds her, but the two of them are terribly injured Cue prologue Yes, Grace and Jenny are able to leave their ruined bodies Now, anyone thinking this might be a mainly paranormal type of read is wrong Honestly, Afterwards is so many different reads In the beginning I saw it strictly as a mystery Grace and Jenny are able to follow along with the investigation into the fire for it was arson And Grace and Jenny cannot communicate with the outside world Piece by piece, along with the victims, we are able to cobble together what really happened that day There is much to this fire than meets the eye Lupton employs many twists and turns and some red herrings along the way that kept me guessing at the identity of the culprit until the last few chapters But, in addition to the mystery is the deeper story that of a mother, daughter, son, husband and father Grace s love for her children is achingly beautiful, powerful and so poignant Hint have tissues ready for the last few chapters I finished the book with tears in my eyes Lupton uses a second person point of view that takes a bit of getting used to in the beginning, but it works for this story I can t see it being told in any other fashion Once I finish writing a review, I head out on the net to see what others think I was quite surprised to see there were mixed reviews on this book For this reader, it was an absolutely addicting, stay up late read. What a strange concept I rather like it as an idea to consider as possible There was too much drama repetition the culprit was pretty obvious to me all the time Some folks say they had trouble following the pronouns characters but it seemed clear enough to me Maybe you need a muddled mind to follow it However, I turned the pages as fast as I could and I lost sleep lots of sleep.all sleep finishing it Not really as good as her book, Sister, but still a very good read AfterwardsBy Rosamund LuptonSpeedy SummaryA fire at a school leaves devastation in its aftermathcause of the fire It is believed to be arson.My Thoughts After ReadingThis book begins so sweetly and then suddenly there is smoke, a fire, and devastation Jenny and her mum and one other student are the seriously injured It was a bit confusing in the beginningI have to saybecause although Jenny and her mum were injuredthey were having sort of out of body experiences watching what was happening to them I didn t like this approach until I became used to it and I knew what was happening but it runs through most of the novelJenny and Gracie follow all the key players throughout the hospital They try to remember what happened and who might have caused the fire The suspense builds and builds in Afterwardsthe half truths and lies and secrets permeate the story Sarahsister in law to Gracie is a police detective and slowly begins digging to find out what really happenedit is so engrossing and so maddening and so intriguing that I could not stop reading The twists and turns and surprisesjust kept me reading far into the nightI had about a hundred pages leftprobably the best part of the book.This book touched me in many waysit was beautifully writtenprecisely doneheartwarming and tragic and uplifting and sad.It is not a book I will soon forget. {Free Pdf} ß Afterwards Ë There Is A Fire And They Are In There They Are In ThereBlack Smoke Stains A Summer Blue Sky A School Is On Fire And One Mother, Grace, Sees The Smoke And Rush She Knows Her Teenage Daughter Jenny Is Inside She Runs Into The Burning Building To Rescue HerAfterwards Grace Must Find The Identity Of The Arsonist And Protect Her Children From The Person Who S Still Intent On Destroying Them Afterwards, She Must Fight The Limits Of Her Physical Strength And Discover The Limitlessness Of Love I can t even finish this book Sister was really good This is awful I skipped to the end to see what happens something I ve done many times but the ends didn t seem to justify the turgid writing I would need to endure to get there OK, it wasn t turgid, but just so difficult to read A floating spirit wife talking to you , her husband whilst trying to uncover a mystery that is just plain nasty It was hard to maintain just who was being discussed at any time It s left a bad taste in my mouth And I haven t finished And I m not going to.