Review: After You

Why I picked it: I read a review of After You which reminded me that I had a copy of my laptop (audio).  A perfect selection to keep me company while running.  Thanks Judith (Leeswammes Blog)

Synopsis: The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature...Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other and ourselves.

It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerner s best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everything her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs to travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucy s life. While Lucy s husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking.

Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As the two spend hours exploring the novel s winding...

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Recommend - This is a great choice for me. I enjoy reading books that could 'mostly' happen, are well written and feel good when they end.  If you like Kristin Hannah, Emily Giffin, Jennie Shortridge... you will enjoy this book.

I wonder who the girl is on the cover.  Have you read this book?  Sophie wears glasses and has curly hair.  I know who I think it is...

Source: Library (audio)

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