Aftermath by Clara Kensie
Published by Simon Pulse on November 1, 2016
Genres: Mysteries & Thrillers, Law & Crime, Social and Family Issues, Fiction
Source: Sent to me for review from Merit Press
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My Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5
// SYNOPSIS //
Charlotte survived four long years as a prisoner in the attic of her kidnapper, sustained only by dreams of her loving family. The chance to escape suddenly arrives, and Charlotte fights her way to freedom. But an answered prayer turns into heartbreak. Losing her has torn her family apart. Her parents have divorced: Dad’s a glutton for fame, Mom drinks too much, and Charlotte’s twin is a zoned-out druggie. Her father wants Charlotte write a book and go on a lecture tour, and her mom wants to keep her safe, a virtual prisoner in her own home. But Charlotte is obsessed with the other girl who was kidnapped, who never got a second chance at life–the girl who nobody but Charlotte believes really existed. Until she can get justice for that girl, even if she has to do it on her own, whatever the danger, Charlotte will never be free.
// MY THOUGHTS //
Hey guys! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on my blog! I’m happy to be back! A few weeks ago I finished an amazing novel by Clara Kensie called Aftermath! I would have posted about it sooner, but ended up with a kidney stone and had to have surgery to remove the pesky little thing. I was down for a few weeks dealing with that, but now I’m feeling better and ready to dive back into reading and reviewing!
I’ve been sitting here for the past fifteen minutes typing and erasing the things I want to say about this novel, because nothing I can write will ever do this novel justice. It was that good. As simple as that. This book was beautiful, raw, heartbreaking and brutally honest. It gives us all an inside look at the Weatherstone family, a family wrecked by the tragedy of their daughter being kidnapped and held prisoner for years. Clara Kensie took on such a brutally honest approach when she wrote this book. Her words paint a mental picture of what Charlotte had to endure in such a beautifully honest way.
I could sit here and dissect the entire novel for you, or I can simply just recommend that you add it to your TBR. You won’t regret it. Aftermath was such a great book and Charlotte was such an incredible female character to read about. She was strong, resilient, broken and most of all, real.
Her story will stay with you for a long time. I know it will with me!