Title: After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication Date: 24.09.2015
The blurb says:
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…
I wasn’t sure what to think when the sequel to Me Before You was first announced. To be honest, I didn’t even know whether I’d want to read it. Well, I did read it. And to my surprise I rather liked it actually.
After You is very different to Me Before You. In fact, it’s difficult to compare the two. That’s how different they are. And yet, one cannot help but compare them. Or try to at least. If you do, you’ll probably be disappointed in After You. If you pick it up expecting a second Me Before You, you’ll definitely be disappointed. If, however, you read it not expecting anything but to find out how Lou fared after Will, then you might just end up liking After You.
I should mention that I thought the cover design very clever. I like how the front cover of Me Before You has been incorporated into the design. Simple and yet recognizable.
As I said, don’t expect too much of this book and you might just be pleasantly surprised.