Review 1346: After You’d Gone

Cover for After You'd GoneAlice Raike takes an unplanned trip from London to North Berwick to see her family. After she arrives, she sees something horrible that makes her return immediately to London. Later that evening, her mind in an uproar, she steps off a curb into oncoming traffic and ends up in the hospital in a coma.

In vignettes shifting in time and point of view, After You’d Gone tells the story of Alice’s life and of her family’s secrets. This novel is powerful, and it had me in tears by the end. O’Farrell slowly peels off layer after layer to reveal the truths of Alice’s life.

I don’t know what else I can say about this novel except I loved it.

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6 thoughts on “Review 1346: After You’d Gone

  1. Jane May 4, 2019 / 10:15 am

    Sounds great, I love Maggie O’Farrell!

  2. Jane May 5, 2019 / 11:25 am

    I really enjoyed The Hand That First Held Mine

  3. Naomi May 28, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    I loved this, too. I also liked the other book I read by her – Instructions for a Heatwave. I would like to eventually read them all!

    • whatmeread May 28, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      This is my first. I plan to read more.

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