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After the Lie: A gripping novel about love, loss and family secrets Kindle Edition
‘OMG, do I ever like this writer. I don't usually gush … But rarely have I come across a character that I so instantly identified with … The acerbic wit is my style. I want to meet and be friends with Lydia Rushfield.’ All Words Matter
‘An absolutely BRILLIANT read! Oh Gosh I wish I hadn’t finished it so quickly … sheer perfection … gripped me like Velcro from the very start and completely enthralled and entertained me right the way through.’ Beady Jan’s Books
Your past will devastate your family. But your lies could destroy them. What would YOU do?
Sometimes a lie can split your life in two. There is “before”, and there is “after”. Try as you might – you can never go back.
When Lydia was a teenager, she made a decision that ruined her family’s life. They’ve spent the last thirty years living with the consequences and doing their best to pretend it never happened.
Lydia’s husband, the gorgeous and reliable Mark, and her two teenage children know nothing about that summer back in 1982. And that’s the way Lydia wants it to stay. The opportunity to come clean is long gone and now it’s not the lie that matters, it’s the betrayal of hiding the truth for so long.
When someone from the past turns up as a parent at the school gates, Lydia feels the life she has worked so hard to build slipping through her fingers. The more desperate she becomes to safeguard her family, the more erratic her behaviour becomes. But when the happiness of her own teenage son, Jamie, hangs in the balance, Lydia is forced to make some impossible decisions. Can she protect him and still keep her own secret – and if she doesn’t, will her marriage and family survive?
From the author of THE ISLAND ESCAPE comes a powerful and heartbreaking story, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
What people are saying about After the Lie:
‘I absolutely loved it … Kerry Fisher goes straight away to my 'most favourite authors' list … Yes, I was touched by this book as it is one continuous roller-coaster of emotions on a very twisty track.’ Relax and Read Reviews
‘Five out of five stars. Past collides with present in this compelling book.' Portobello Book Blog
'This book was - in a word - addictive.'Voracious Reader's Blog
‘I loved it! A brilliantly woven, emotional, page-turning tale of the damage caused to a family by secrets and lies across the generations’ Rachael Lucas
‘Five out of five stars! This was a real page turner for me, and as the story went on I just couldn't predict how it was going to pan out. ' Dee Cees Reviews
'If you like reading about real women and a compelling family drama then this is the book for you. A terrific read.' Jane Lythell
'This book will make you laugh, frown and cry in equal measure.' Claire Dyer
'Compelling and thought-provoking' Gill Paul
'Believable, relatable and oh so real!' Jo Bartlett
'I absolutely loved it. Her voice is pure gold. I bet her shopping lists are addictive reading.' Iona Grey
Read what everyone is saying about Kerry Fisher:
‘Well written and pacey, stuffed full of characters you’ll warm to and a couple you won’t, and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.’ Daily Mail
‘Ms Fisher is a remarkable author with a unique voice, and one I would certainly watch out for.’ This Chick Reads
‘I really found this book compulsive reading, eager to find out what was happening next with Kerry’s writing which was inviting and down to earth.’ Rachel’s Reads
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- ASIN : B01BAWSUNK
- Publisher : Bookouture (29 April 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 1374 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 46,704 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For thirty years Lydia’s family has held the secret and covered up the truth. Now the one person that could let the secret out has moved into town and shown up at her children’s school. In fear that her world is going to shatter around her Lydia begs that the truth stay buried before her world falls apart.
This is a gripping story, peopled with true-to-life characters and written with wit and style. It is no wonder that I devoured it within a day. Thought-provoking, cleverly-plotted and hugely entertaining After the Lie is a terrific read.
I loved the story line and the fact that I was kept guessing as to how it would all be resolved. The family relationships were so well described that you felt you were in the middle of it all.
I shall definitely look for more books by this author.
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Aside from the laughs, this is gripping read with serious themes and a real and gritty storyline describing the ups and downs of a particular marriage. As a reader, it is hard not to love Lydia (indeed BECOME her as you read!) from the first chapter.. but I did struggle with some of her decisions and actions - mainly I think because, as a reader, you can't help but relate her experiences with occurrences in your own life. It's impossible not to. The story provides much pause for thought (along with the laughter) and the characters are well rounded and very true to life.
The author asks, in the epilogue, about our opinions of Dorothy, Lydia's mother, by the time the story draws to a close. Dorothy is an excellent character - she makes you want to scream with frustration and shout "WHY?! Why did you DO that??! Why must you have said that???" Again it made me examine my relationship with my own mother and my relationship with her. We aren't anything like Lydia and Dorothy I hasten to add but as someone who is the same age as Lydia is, I did consider how growing up in the 70s, and in a small village, what happened within Lydia's family would be much more catastrophic, at that time, than perhaps it would now, even given the massive aspect of social media and dreadful and speedy snowball effect it causes. On that basis, you can easily see where Dorothy was coming from with her decisions and actions but even given the huge effects on her husband and all of their lives, you still wonder whether most of us would quite go to the extremes that Dorothy went to. And continue in the same vein for 30 years, treated Lydia, now in her 40s, exaxtly as she did when she was 13? I think not. Although you still can't write Dorothy off as a "bad person" - there is clearly a very loving mother in there, trying to do the right thing.
I will be looking to read others from Kerry Fisher now!