After You Fell: A creepy, page-turning and completely gripping thriller!
As one life ends
Louise Lovett’s death was a tragedy.But questions still swirl about exactly what happened to Louise that day.Did she fall … or was she pushed?
A new life starts
Helen Matthews’ donor heart saves her life.But as her new heart beats inside her, Helen feels the pull
Helen Matthews believes she has the ability to communicate with the dead, but her family and friends think otherwise, as she is also bipolar. Having been unwell all her life with a heart condition, she finally receives a donor heart that saves her life. Helen has always known she possesses psychic talents, being able to see the aura of others and to sense their spirit around her, but she has learnt not to share this knowledge with her nearest and dearest - ...more
She reads through obituaries for people who passed away before her surgery and discovers the heart belonged to Louise Lovett. Louise had a tragic death ...more
Jane Lark is a new author to me and I am so thrilled to have read this book in this book tour. Her writing style grabs and captivates the reader right from the start. There are so many great things about this book - from the pacing, the writing of the vantage point, the great cast of characters and the amazing plot - that is indeed Lark's absolute genius ...more
Those who are attuned to the more woo-woo side of life will probably enjoy this book, but it’s just not for me.
Thank you to ...more
Helen Matthews has been ill for all her life but a heart transplant gives her the chance to life a fuller, more active life filled with possibilities. Helen has always believed she has psychic talents, being able to see the aura of people and sense spirits around her, but she has learnt not to share these because others do not understand. However, she becomes somewhat obsessed with just who her donor was, ...more
After You Fell by J.S. Lark was rather slow-paced yet a wickedly addictive journey of 400 pages. It didn't loosen its hold of my heart till the end once I started reading.
This is, in short, a story of obsession that is extreme and unsettling.
Helen, the protagonist of the story has just gone through a heart transplant and she "senses" the spirit of the previous owner of "the heart" that she is bestowed upon as soon as she wakes up in a hospital ...more
This was Leslie’s story who died and Helen’s who received the heart. Helen was a bipolar who saw auras, and after careful research, she was sure that the spirit of the heart had a message. And then she made her way into delivering the message.
My first book by author J. S. Lark was embroiled with twists as the story progressed down the pages. The ending was completely fun which took me unaware. Helen as the main character was quite ...more
The death of a woman, falling from a car park. How did it happen? Is it a suicide, an accident or was the poor victim pushed?
The author keeps the pace as we count the days ...more
Author – J.S Lark
Publisher – Harper Collins UK
Pages – 400
Subjects – #mystery #Thriller
Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and Harper Collins Uk for my copy of the ebook.
As one life ends…. Louise Lovett’s death was a tragedy. But questions still swirl about exactly what happened to Louise that day. Did she fall or was she pushed?
A new life starts… Helen Matthews’ donor heart saves her life. But as her new life beats inside her, Helen feels the pull of its previous owner – despite ...more
The need for love in humans is a terrible thing. It destroys people. It has tried to destroy me lots of times. I need others. I need to belong. I need to be wanted. I need to be needed.
Helen Matthews had suffered many years waiting for a heart and when she finally receives one she is determined to thank the donor's ...more
Helen is our – for various reasons – somewhat unreliable narrator and the inside of Helen’s head is often an uncomfortable and unusual place to be. The book is full of descriptive prose and I very much felt I was there with Helen and the other characters throughout their collective journey. There is a lot of emotion in the book and I sympathised with many of the feelings and thoughts, which ...more
Helen Matthews believes she's psychic, but her family and friends think it's because she’s bipolar. When Helen receives a new heart from Louise’s Lovett, she makes a connection with the donor, who died in a fall. Helen becomes obsessed with discovering whether Louise's fall was accidental, suicide or murder. Helen has to deceive her own family and friends as she becomes more and more involved with Louise's ...more
As the story developed, Helen’s narrative became more unreliable. I’ve been cooped up and housebound following a major surgery and during maternity leave so I sympathised with her overactive imagination. But then she starts ...more
The pace of this tale kept my interest piqued throughout and excited to get to the end. Of course, then I wished that I had read slower and savoured the story. You can only experience a book for the first time once!
I read a lot of paranormal stories but not many thrillers that have a paranormal ...more
I love everything about this novel. I’m having a hard time doing this review because I honestly just want to pick the novel back up. It’s so good. I think you should just take my word for it and grab yourcopy.
This novel is going on my favorites of 2019 list. ...more
I’m not going to give any spoilers but the way the lives of Helen and Louise become tangled, really engaged me and kept me gripped.
This is definitely well written and kept me hooked from the beginning. I found I was sucked in and couldn’t put it down.
This is my first read by this author, but I’m certain it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed this chilling ...more
Wow, just as I thought I was right about the ending, I am proven wrong on the very last page. A fast passed thriller that follows heart transplant patient Helen on a journey that some might just say is crazy. While I felt a few parts in the middle of the book were a little blah, overall a good book. Looking forward to more thriller from L.S Lark.
I love the premise of an organ transplant recipient ...more