Hello First Liners! Lovely to have you back again. This week I’m featuring the first line from an emotionally gripping read by Katie Ganshert. It released earlier this week on 18 April, and you can read my review here. It’s a not-to-be-missed read!
~ About the Book ~
Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.
A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest.
Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve-year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she’ll bring more wreckage in her wake.
In Life After, Katie Ganshert’s most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in this emotionally resonant tale.
~ First Line ~
We rarely know when death will come.
What a first line, huh?
Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:
Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective // Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews // Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama // Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen // Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly // Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes // Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower // Robin ~ Robin’s Nest // Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
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