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After the End

After the End

The powerful and page-turning new novel from number one Sunday Times bestseller, Clare Mackintosh.

‘The most moving book you’ll read this year’ LISA JEWELL
‘Compelling and clever, tender and true. I can’t stop thinking about it’ LIANE MORIARTY

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree.

As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

But anything can happen after the end . . . .


Everyone is talking about After the End:

‘This was a heart-breaking read and at times I forgot to breathe’

‘If I could give this book 10 stars I would’

‘This book touched my soul’

‘I could not put it down. What a story. What a storyteller’

‘This is in my top five books of all time. Absolutely incredible’

‘I have never felt so emotionally wrapped up in characters in a book’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 24th June 2019

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780751564945


An astonishing read that reaches into our very souls, turns us inside out, leaves us weeping, and yet hoping for a brighter future
Liz Nugent
Unforgettable and profoundly moving, this is a novel about the bottomless human capacity for love and endurance, even in the most heartbreaking circumstances
Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call
So delicately balanced and never indulgent. So perfect
Veronica Henry
Amazing, heart-wrenching . . . an absolute must-read
Mike Gayle
A breath-taking and powerful story . . . Riveting
Sunday Post
Clare Mackintosh takes us on a heart-rending, vivid journey through one of the toughest situations a parent could face - she's Britain's answer to Jodi Picoult
Lucy Atkins
A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can't stop thinking about it
Liane Moriarty
Both utterly heart rending and incredibly uplifting, After the End is the most moving book you'll read this year
Lisa Jewell
A tender, heart-breaking, uplifting, truthful marvel of a novel. Clare Mackintosh has taken her already wonderful writing to a whole new level
Adele Parks
Captivating . . . tailor-made for book clubs and for fans of Jodi Picoult
Publisher's Weekly
A heart-wrenching, character-driven story
Beautiful, sumptuous and tender, this story is one of parents and impossible decisions. Completely relevant to today's issues, this delicately personal and heart-wrenching tale is a tribute to human spirit
Magic Radio Book Club
After the End is a gorgeously written and sincerely moving novel. First it broke my heart, but then helped put it back together in unexpected ways. I know it will preoccupy my thoughts for a long time to come
Rhiannon Navin, author of Only Child
A powerful exploration of grief, love and the way in which all decisions - both large and small - can have life-changing results.
Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost and More Than Words
One of the most moving stories I have ever read. It's perfect
Joanna Cannon
A heart-rending read . . . will have you debating what you would do in the same situation. A perfect book club choice
A moving and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly written, with hope as well as heartbreak
Libby Page, author of The Lido
Have just finished Clare Mackintosh's extraordinary, heartrending life-lesson of a book - it is an absolute tour de force. Everyone should read After the End
Jill Mansell
An exquisite novel - tragic, clever, life-affirming and original all at once
Catherine Isaac
Moving and thought-provoking
A heart-rending story, superbly executed
Rachel Abbott
Such a perfectly poised novel, with authentic heart and depth, that examines the worst moments of our lives, and still somehow uncovers hope and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Everyone should read this beautiful book
Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things
Impressive, thoughtful, authentic and moving
Jill Childs
This is the most moving book I have read this year. After the End made me cry but in the best possible way. I felt I was there, right inside the pages, wanting to hug each character. Put this on the top of your list. You won't regret it
Jane Corry
I read After the End in one emotional sitting. It's beautiful, original, moving and thought-provoking
Sinead Crowley