Life After by Katie Ganshert

Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.  A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why?Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest.   Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve-year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she’ll bring more wreckage in her wake.

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My Review

It took me awhile to figure out what i thought of this book. It’s not one of those books you just read and put aside. This one gives you a pause and causes you to think.. Kate Ganshert writes about the struggles of the aftermath of a tragic event. Yet, she doesn’t dwell on the sadness of the event but shares through her characters that there is hope, peace and second chances. I think that Katie Ganshert did a great job creating character’s that are believable and realistic. I enjoyed getting to know each character. I also listened to the audio version of this book. It was well done. I especially liked that the narrators were easy to listen too. I especially liked how their was a male narrator and a female narrartor for the two main character’s point of view – Paul and Autumn.

About the Author

Katie (K.E.) Ganshert was born and raised in the exciting state of Iowa, where she currently resides with her family. She likes to write things and consume large quantities of coffee and chocolate while she writes all the things. She’s won some awards. For the writing, not the consuming. Although the latter would be fun.

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I recommend this book to my family and friends.
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I checked this book out from the library and am giving my honest opinion on it.

 

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