By JoJo Moyes
When one story ends, another begins . . .
Lou Clark has lots of questions.
Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places.
Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home.
Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago.
And will she ever get over the love of her life.
What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change.
Then, one night, it does.
But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions?
Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe.
Open it and she risks everything.
But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .
I have read quite a few reviews about people being disappointed by After You. I wasn't disappointed in this book but I think that is because I wasn't expecting too much from it. I enjoyed Me Before You while I was reading it but I forgot about it after I had read it and I feel the same about After You.
Louisa is feeling a little lost since Will died. She is working in an Irish-themed bar at an airport, talking to people going off on their travels and cleaning up toilets. She has bought a flat in London with the money from Will but has yet to unpack or add any personal touches to it at all, One night she is up on her rooftop garden after a few too many drinks is stood close to the edge when she is surprised by a stranger on her fire escape and she falls to the balcony of the flat below. To top it all of Louisa's family are struggling to reconcile what happened with Will and a distance has grown between them.
Louisa is also in a constant battle with grief following Will's death:
You didn't give me a bloody life, did you? Not really. You just smashed me up my old one. Smashed it into little pieces. What am I meant to do with what's left? When is it going to feel...fuck you Will,' I whisper.' Fuck you for leaving me.'
The events on the rooftop set of a series of events that only seem to escalate.
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