Life After: A Book Review
I was first introduced to Katie Ganshert's writing when I read A Broken Kind of Beautiful, since then I've read all of her books and each one is better than the last. Reviews have been flying around that Life After is her best book yet, and I couldn't agree more! Life After is my first 5 star read for 2017, a rating I don't give out lightly.
Here's what you can expect:
"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."- from the back cover
For everyone who has ever endured the soul-crushing weight of grief and striven to answer the age-old question of 'why does a good God allow bad things to happen'- this book is for you. Ganshert pulls no punches in tackling the raw and gritty realities of life after loss. With complex characters and a gripping storyline, Life After resonates with a no-holds-barred honesty rarely found in Christian Fiction. One of my favorite things about Ganshert's books is that she doesn't always give readers the happily-ever-after ending, but she gives them something better- hope and truth.
Right now if you pre-order Life After before March 16th, you'll get some extra goodies as well! Just click on the picture below to find out more.
*I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions are my own.