In the Aftermath shows what happens after someone chooses suicide. Set during the 2008 recession, David felt helpless and desperate and unable to tell his wife that they were going to lose their business. The story starts the day of the suicide and then jumps forward to two years later where we see how life has changed for his wife, daughter, best friend, the banker who approved the loan, and even the detective in charge of his case.
Guilt, anger, depression, healing, and forgiveness all share a stage in the stories of those left behind. It sounds more depressing than it really was. It’s about life and the way our lives are connected.
Thank you TLC Book Tours for getting this book in my hands and letting me be a part of the book tour.
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2 thoughts on “In the Aftermath by Jane Ward”
Thank you for spending time with this book! I so appreciate your generous review. -Jane
I remember feeling utterly stunned to learn that my daughter’s orthodontist had committed suicide many years ago. We had no idea he was dealing with severe depression, but I believe his family knew. When we started attending a grief group for parents who had lost children (Compassionate Friends), the most heartbreaking stories were from the parents who had children who had committed suicide. The rest of us (for the most part) knew why our children had died, but those others were left with nothing but guilt and unanswered questions. This book sounds very powerful. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Stacy.