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After the End

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Have you read the book that everyone's talking about?

'If I could give this book 10 stars I would' Reader review

'This book touched my soul' Reader review

'I could not put it down. What a story. What a storyteller' Reader review

'This is in my top five books of all time. Absolutely incredible' Reader review

'I have never felt so emotionally wrapped up in characters in a book' Reader review

No. 1 bestseller Clare Mackintosh brings you the most moving book you'll read all year. After the End is powerful, uplifting and full of hope.

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they're facing the most important decision of their lives - and they don't agree.

With the consequences of an impossible choice threatening to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

But anything can happen after the end . . .

If you've been moved by the themes in this book, or know a loved one who has, you might find Clare's new book
I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This - coming spring 2024 - helpful. It includes 18 compassionate assurances for anyone living with grief and loss.


'The most moving book you'll read this year' LISA JEWELL

'Life-affirming . . . richly drawn' SUNDAY TIMES

'Compelling and clever, tender and true.
I can't stop thinking about it' LIANE MORIARTY

'Heart-wrenching . . .
an absolute must-read' MIKE GAYLE

'Put this on the top of your list. You won't regret it' JANE CORRY

'One of the most moving stories I have ever read. It's perfect' JOANNA CANNON

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A heart-rending story, superbly executed." - Rachel Abbott

"Clare Mackintosh takes us on a heart-rending, vivid journey through one of the toughest situations a parent could face - she's Britain's answer to Jodi Picoult." - Lucy Atkins

"One of the most moving stories I have ever read. It's perfect." - Joanna Cannon

"Impressive, thoughtful, authentic and moving." - Jill Childs

"Such a perfectly poised novel, with authentic heart and depth, that examines the worst moments of our lives, and still somehow uncovers hope and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Everyone should read this beautiful book." - Rowan Coleman

"This is the most moving book I have read this year. After the End made me cry but in the best possible way. I felt I was there, right inside the pages, wanting to hug each character. Put this on the top of your list. You won't regret it." - Jane Corry

"I read After the End in one emotional sitting. It's beautiful, original, moving and thought-provoking." - Sinéad Crowley

"Amazing, heart-wrenching . . . an absolute must-read." - Mike Gayle

"I haven't read a book that's moved me so much for years. After the End does something incredible, it made me cry yet uplifted me. A beautifully written, astonishing work." - Kate Hamer

"So delicately balanced and never indulgent. So perfect." - Veronica Henry

"An exquisite novel - tragic, clever, life-affirming and original all at once." - Catherine Isaac

"Both utterly heart rending and incredibly uplifting, After the End is the most moving book you'll read this year." - Lisa Jewell

"Have just finished Clare Mackintosh's extraordinary, heartrending life-lesson of a book - it is an absolute tour de force. Everyone should read After the End." - Jill Mansell

"A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can't stop thinking about it." - Liane Moriarty

"After the End is a gorgeously written and sincerely moving novel. First it broke my heart, but then helped put it back together in unexpected ways. I know it will preoccupy my thoughts for a long time to come." - Rhiannon Navin

"An astonishing read that reaches into our very souls, turns us inside out, leaves us weeping, and yet hoping for a brighter future." - Liz Nugent

"A moving and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly written, with hope as well as heartbreak." - Libby Page

"A tender, heart-breaking, uplifting, truthful marvel of a novel. Clare Mackintosh has taken her already wonderful writing to a whole new level." - Adele Parks

"A powerful exploration of grief, love and the way in which all decisions - both large and small - can have life-changing results." - Jill Santopolo

"Unforgettable and profoundly moving, this is a novel about the bottomless human capacity for love and endurance, even in the most heartbreaking circumstances." - Rosie Walsh

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