Afterwards, the New Psychological Thriller by Rosamund Lupton

The hotly anticipated followup to Lupton's Sister is finally here.

psychological thriller

Rosamund Lupton’s thriller debut Sister was a huge RIFer favorite, and Read It Forward is delighted to share her highly anticipated follow-up, Afterwards.

The New York Times compared Rosamund Lupton to Kate Atkinson, Patricia Highsmith, and Ruth Rendell, calling Sister “both tear-jerking and spine-tingling.”

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Your fellow RIFers are smart, voracious readers like you, and they have great things to say about Sister.

Here’s a quick excerpt from Afterwards to whet your appetite:

There is a fire and they are in there. They are in there.

Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. One mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter, Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her.

Afterwards, 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.


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ROSAMUND LUPTON 's bestselling debut novel, Sister, is now available in paperback. Her highly anticipated follow-up, Afterwards, will be in book stores everywhere on April 24, 2012. She lives in London with her husband, two children and Tango, a large ginger cat.

About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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