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Afterwards (2012)

Written by Rosamund Lupton

From the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sister comes a compelling, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child.

The school is on fire. Her children are inside. Grace runs toward the burning building, desperate to reach them.

In the aftermath of the devastating fire which tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm.  This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family and find out who committed the crime that rocked their lives.  While unearthing truths about her life that may help her find answers, Grace learns more about everyone around her—and finds she has courage she never knew she possessed.

Powerful and beautiful, with a riveting story and Lupton’s trademark elegant style that made Sister such a sweeping success, Afterwards explores the depths of a mother’s unswerving love. (Copyright © Crown/Random House. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Penguin Random House Company.

Rosamund Lupton was born in England and went to Cambridge university. She was a screenwriter for many years before writing her first novel, Sister. It was the fast-selling debut by a British writer in the UK and received widespread critical acclaim, including Amazon's top ten fiction picks for 2010. It is published in the USA on 7th June 2011.

Lupton read English Literature at Cambridge University. After a variety of jobs in London, including copywriting and reviewing for the Literary Review, she was a winner of Carlton Television's new writers' competition and was selected by the BBC for a place on their new writers' course. She was also invited to join the Royal Court Theatre's writers group. Before becoming a novelist, she was a script-writer for television and film, writing original screenplays. She lives in London with her husband and two children

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