After You by JoJo Moyes

As someone who loved Me Before You, I was nervous about a sequel. Would it spoil the original? Would the author be able to pick up the threads of the story?

It is now 2 years since Will’s assisted suicide and Louise Clark, his carer, is still grieving. She has been unable to move on with her life, is working in a dead-end job and living in an empty flat.

The book revisits characters and is so funny in places. The story has moved on and the ending, in my opinion, gives scope for a third book.

Me Before You is a hard act to follow. It stayed with me long after I finished reading it and reduced me to tears. Please do not attempt to read After You without reading the first book. Some books are stand-alone but this one definitely isn’t.

I rarely re-read books but did so with Me Before You as I wanted to refresh my memory. It succeeded in making me cry again but at least I was ready to read the next book. It’s hard to separate the two books when doing a review so would say, I loved both of them and devoured them in a couple of days.I would like to see Louise happy and settled but hope the author doesn’t make us wait so long should she decide another book is appropriate.

Dorothy Flaxman
Personal 5
Group 4

After You by JoJo Moyes
9780718179618|Michael Joseph hbk Sept 24, 2015

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