After the Crash: An absolutely unputdownable and heart-wrenching page-turner

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He helped you move on… Until you discovered what he did.


Louisa Adams has done her best to hold herself together in the years since she lost her husband in a car accident. But each morning she wakes to find his side of the bed cold is more painful than the last, and she’s struggling to make ends meet as a writer. She must admit defeat and move into the crumbling seaside guest house her daughter just bought. Perhaps it might help put what’s left of their broken family back together…


There, Louisa is offered a final chance to save her career by writing an article on a local sand artist, Isaac. Except, when he turns to greet her – tall, handsome and weather-worn – something about him feels disturbingly familiar. Why, when he looks into her eyes, does she feel like he knows exactly who she is and everything she’s been through?


As they explore the rugged coastline’s hidden coves together – living and laughing like she never thought she would again – Louisa is fascinated by this man who creates beautiful sculptures on the shoreline, but deep down she knows he’s keeping a secret from her. The discovery of a charcoal scribble in one of his sketchbooks linking him to the death of her husband, confirms her deepest fear. Is she ready for what he will tell her, and will letting him in tear her family and her heart apart all over again?


A heartbreaking, page-turning and completely unforgettable family drama you will read in one sitting. Perfect for anyone who loves Amanda Prowse, Kerry Fisher and Jodi Picoult.

Everyone is talking about After the Crash:

‘Absolutely fantastic a beautiful, addictive and heartwarming book that will stay with you for a long time.’ Book Worm 86, 5 stars


‘An emotional drama filled read that will keep you turning the pageswill stay in your mind long after you’ve read the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Sucked me right in… a rollercoaster ride… gripping.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘What a touching story by Emma Davies!… this exceptional story will be with me for years to come.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars


‘Puts tears in your eyes... I absolutely loved the story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A brilliantly addictive read… a very worthy five+ stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘I lost myself in the story… I could almost smell the sea air… powerfulthought provoking and emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer


What. A. Bookperfect… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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5 reviews
Marnie Harrison
March 31, 2021
Emma Davies has done it again and completely blown me away with this book. I am still thinking about about it long after having finished reading it, which is always the case when I read anything by this extremely talented author. There are not many authors that can get me to read anything other than my beloved psychological thrillers, but Emma Davies is one of these authors. Since being exposed to her work last year, each book I have read from her is just another to add to my favourites and After the Crash is no exception. Be prepared to be completely gripped and unable to tear yourself away from this one and have the tissues handy. I was up for a good cry and Emma Davies gave this to me. I was so invested in the story and its lead Louise, that it made me feel like I was also part of it experiencing it all with her. After the Crash, is an emotionally charged read that has been beautifully written and will pull on your heartstrings. It definitely had me under its spell from start to finish. Another wonderful read from Emma Davies which I can’t recommend highly enough.
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Ruth Curcuru
March 23, 2021
I enjoyed reading this story about a woman more or less my own age, as so many of the books I read are about women my daughter's age. The story is set in an English coastal town where Louisa is a newcomer. We follow her through the streets and onto the beach, and we meet other people in the town as she does. Of course one of those people is Isaac and through her interactions with him, Louisa starts to come back to life. I think Emma Davies did a good job painting a word picture of the town. Louisa is a freelance writer who almost exclusively writes for one magazine and the editor has heard about Isaac's sand sculptures and wants an article. Isaac does not want people to know about him. For the first time Louisa is forced to think about how her articles affect those she writes about--she's mostly an investigative journalist. I enjoyed reading about her writing process and difficulties. I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B
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