Date: September 2015
Genre: Women's Fiction
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
So what happens to Lou and Will's family after .... if you haven't read Me Before You then...probably you don't care! You may have read it and still don't care, but I did so I wanted to know! In After You, Jojo Moyes takes up the story of Lou and what happens next.
I'd hoped for more for Lou a little while down the track. She does have her own small flat but is working in a dead end kind of job. And really she is kind of depressed and still feeling much grief and some guilt. But she has joined a group called the Moving On Circle and what a group they are. Mostly on topic and sometimes not so much.
As the story develops I laugh out loud and at other times reach for the tissues. While not quite as dramatic as Me Before You, it does have its magical moments where Lou is totally herself and makes choices that when I sat back and thought, I had to agree with.
We again meet up with her family - some funny developments there. Then there is a young, troubled teenage girl - Lily also making her presence felt. As well there is a couple of Ambulance paramedics (evidently you don't call them Ambulance Drivers anymore). Sam is one of them, he meets Lou in a rather dramatic way and later on, he, his paramedic partner and Lou hatch a really amazing intervention.
The book moves along at a very good pace, no dull moments, and if fact as I finish the book I feel like I have been through the wringer.
I love the character of Louisa Clark, all her quirks, and her caring feisty heart. While it might seem she is a woman of inaction, she is the exact opposite as well - a woman of definite action.
Thumbs up from me for this one.