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. And 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 family 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.
“As with Lupton’s debut SISTER, AFTERWARDS has bestseller written all over it. She has found a way of combining searing emotion with page-turning plotting.”
“A bold, impossible-to-categorize, and riveting blend of psychological suspense, literary thriller and the paranormal … wickedly good.”
“In a LOVELY BONES-style conceit … Lupton works her theme of the corrosive effects of ambition with insight and gusto.”
“I became insanely gripped … The word compelling is used lightly of mystery and crime novels this one will define it for you.”
“Superb, a great read and cliff hanger until the very end. Recommended to fans of the genre.”
“A gripping book that unravels a fascinating mystery… I withheld my breath until the very end.”
“It is rare to encounter writing that grips you not only because of what is about to happen in the following paragraph, but because the current paragraph is painfully beautiful.”