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After She's Gone by Maggie James
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it was amazing
Recommended for: Contemporary Fiction Readers, Thriller Readers, Romance Readers

Read 26/02/2017 to 01/03/2017 Rating 5 stars

I absolutely love Maggie's books and every time I read one I wonder how she is going to write something I love more yet she always manages it. So when I started reading this book I really thought this might be one that didn’t quite hit the mark the synopsis makes it sound like another 'family member dies family struggles' book so if you are thinking the same and reading this STOP this book is soooo much more. There is so much going on and Maggie has expertly written this in a way that ensures the reader has no problem keeping up. There is no going backwards and forwards through time either which makes for an easy read that enables the reader to really get into the story.

The book is a combination of Thriller, romance, family drama, medical and psychological thriller. The story begins with Jessie being murdered at only 15 years of age. She was a much loved bubbly outgoing girl and left behind a gap so big it causes everything to fracture. As Lori struggles to cope with the loss of her little sister others rely on her and things start happening over which she has no control. Very intriguing with suspense all the way through this is a very unique story and one that will keep you turning pages well into the night.

Lori's character is sheer brilliance. Maggie develops this slowly and gradually into a likeable young woman who has always lived in her sister's shadow feeling inadequate and second best to the sister she loved with all her heart. Her mother Dana is another character skillfully built a woman who has made mistakes and blames these for the bad cards fate has dealt her.

The book covers so many issues I wouldn’t have thought it possible to get them all in one book successfully but Maggie has done it with mind blowing results. There are relationships, illness, tragedy, violence, romance and of course many thrills. An excellent book I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

A big thank you to Netgalley who provided me with a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

November 25, 2016 – Shelved
November 25, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 26, 2017 – Started Reading
February 26, 2017 –
0.0% "#amreading #maggiejames I am so pleased I have finally got to this book on my 'to read' list and can't wait to get started"
February 27, 2017 –
43.0% "I haven't got a clue how this will work out. Loving it. #netgalley #maggiejames #amreading"
March 1, 2017 –
100.0% "OMG awesome book my review will be posted on release day"
March 1, 2017 – Finished Reading

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