In the Aftermath by Jane Ward

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In the Aftermath by Jane Ward, published 2021, 334 pages.

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.

Tour schedule:
Tuesday, September 21st: 5 Minutes For Books
Wednesday, September 22nd: Instagram: @quietmountainreader
Thursday, September 23rd: The Bookish Dilettante
Monday, September 27th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, September 28th: Instagram: @meghans_library
Wednesday, September 29th: Instagram: @g.reads
Thursday, September 30th: Stacy’s Books
Thursday, September 30th: Tabi Thoughts
Friday, October 1st: What Is That Book About
Friday, October 1st: Books, Cooks, and Looks
Monday, October 4th: Instagram: @juliawreads
Tuesday, October 5th: Instagram: @bookishly_overdue
Wednesday, October 6th: Instagram: @erynereads
Thursday, October 7th: Instagram: @mrsboomreads
Friday, October 8th: Instagram: @jenniaahava
Tuesday, October 12th: Instagram: @karendeeandabc
Wednesday, October 13th: Instagram: @boozy.bookstacker
Thursday, October 14th: Instagram: @mamacappsreads
Friday, October 15th: Instagram: @readresa

2 thoughts on “In the Aftermath by Jane Ward

  1. Lesley in OR says:

    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.

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