Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Life After

On the day of a late spring storm, in Chicago, Autumn Manning boarded an “L” train. A bomb explodes, killing everyone in the train car except for Autumn—the sole survivor. A year has passed and Autumn suffocates under a blanket of what ifs and the pressing desire to bring the victims back to life, every day, if only for her. She doesn’t want their stories to be forgotten. She wants to undo what cannot be undone. An unexpected ally joins her efforts, also seeking answers and trying to find a way to stumble ahead.
But one victim’s husband, Paul Elliott, prays to let the dead—and their secrets—rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to hurt his loved ones.
Caught between loss and hope, these restless souls must release the past to embrace a sovereign God.

My thoughts: One of our top questions seems to be why do bad things happen to good people. In Life After, Autumn wrestles with that question and wonders why she was the lone survive of the Tragedy on the Tracks. This is an incredible story that explores what it would be like to be a lone survivor. I love the characters and how their pain and triumphs really come to life and hit home. This book is incredible!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This book IS indeed incredible! Such an amazing, poignant and emotional read. One I'd love to revisit someday. :)

    1. I agree! It has been one of my favorite reads this year, since there was just so much to it that left me thinking long after I read the last page.;)