After You by Jojo Moyes book review

after you

After You by Jojo Moyes, publisher Michael Joseph, is available now in ebook format, hardcover and audio download.

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Lou Clark has lots of questions.

Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places.

Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home.

Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago.

And will she ever get over the love of her life.

What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change.

Then, one night, it does.

But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions?

Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe.

Open it and she risks everything.

But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .


Its hard to put into words how much I enjoyed Me Before You, the prequel to After You, so when I heard that Jojo had written a sequel I was excited to find out what happens next to the wonderful lady we fell in love with.

I wasn’t disappointed in this book.  Its 18 months since Will died and Lou has tried to ‘live’ her life like Will had requested, she has travelled and she is now working in a bar at an airport in London.  However, she still feels empty and each day after work she returns to her little flat and thoughts of Will are always with her, she wonders whether she could have done more for him.  Lou has a near death accident which startles her family and they start thinking that Lou needs help so they encourage her to attend grief counselling sessions were she meets some wonderful characters.

Upon her return home from the accident Lou receives an unexpected visitor which rocks her world and holds a history with Will.  This new visitor causes more heartache for Lou, reliving the past and she has to help them deal with this news and more. Lou also happens to bump into the paramedic that helped her when she first had her accident.  A friendship of sorts develops but Lou is fighting her emotions on how she still feels about Will and how she feels about moving on with new friendships.

I was gripped with Lou’s story especially with the introduction of new characters.  Without revealing too much about the new characters I feel as if that it was fate they happened upon each other at this time.  They all helped each other with their grieving and moving on with their lives.

A gorgeous, beautiful, emotive story filled with love and hope.  I’m feeling slightly bereft that the story has finished but in my head I am hoping for more from Lou.  5/5*

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