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Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes is a gripping and emotionally charged novel that delves into the complexities of grief, love, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Sarah and Nicole, who are faced with a tragic event that changes their lives forever. The book narrates their journey through grief and the subsequent aftermath of their loss.

Rhodes skillfully explores the depths of human emotions, portraying the raw and authentic reactions of the characters to their devastating circumstances. The grief that engulfs the sisters is palpable, and the reader can't help but be drawn into their pain and sorrow.

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to interweave supernatural elements into the narrative. Through vivid and haunting dreams, the sisters find solace and a sense of connection with their lost loved one. This metaphysical aspect adds an extra layer of intrigue to the story, making it more than just a tale of loss and sorrow.

The pacing of the novel is well-executed, with the author flawlessly transitioning between moments of darkness and moments of hope. From the initial shock of the tragedy to the gradual process of healing, the reader is taken on an emotional rollercoaster.

Rhodes has a unique writing style that is evocative and descriptive. Her vivid imagery allows the reader to vividly experience the settings and emotions portrayed in the book. Furthermore, her attention to detail and meticulous character development add depth and authenticity to the story.

One minor critique of the book is that at times, the dialogue feels a bit forced and unnatural. However, this does not detract significantly from the overall impact of the novel.

In conclusion, Afterwards is a thought-provoking and heart-wrenching read. Kathlyn Rhodes masterfully explores themes of loss, love, and resilience, while seamlessly incorporating supernatural elements. This book is a poignant reminder of the power of human connection and the strength we find in the darkest of times.

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By Kathlyn Rhodes

Author of "The Desert Dreamers," "The Will of Allah," "The Lure of the Desert," etc.





"Dr. Anstice" the girl spoke slowly, and her voice was curiously flat "how much longer have we before dawn?"

Without replying, the man glanced at his watch; and when he spoke his voice, too, was oddly devoid of tone.

"I think only an hour now."

"Only an hour." In the gloom of the hut the girl's face grew very pale. "And then " She broke off, shuddering.

"Miss Ryder, don't think of it. After all, we need not give up hope yet. An hour why, heaps of things may happen in an hour."

A wan little smile touched the girl's lips, and she came a step nearer her companion.

"Don't let us buoy ourselves up with false hopes," she said quietly. "In your heart you know quite well that nothing on earth can save us now. When the sun rises" in spite of herself she shivered "we shall die."

The man said nothing for a moment. In his heart he knew she spoke the truth; yet being a man he tried once more to reassure her... Continue reading book >>

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