Life After by Katie Ganshert -- Review
About the Book
It could have been me.
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.
In Life After, Katie Ganshert’s most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in this emotionally resonant tale.
About the Author
Award-winning author, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her family. When she’s not busy penning novels or spending time with her people, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, reading great literature, and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate.
Survivor’s guilt is an intensely real condition that some people deal with and in Katie Ganshert’s novel Life After, she brings this tragic and terrifying reality to life. Ganshert has written a deep, powerful, and inspiring story of learning to deal with survivor’s guilt; of the struggle to not forget, but move forward with life; and of the hope, new life, and love that can be found after such a debilitating event. Life After is a powerful, real, intense, and inspiring story that readers will not want to put down and will not soon forget.
Genre: contemporary, Womens Fiction, Christian
Publication date: April 18, 2017
Number of pages: 354
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via the author's launch team. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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