Wednesday, March 17, 2021

BLOG TOUR - After the Crash



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.



:   After the Crash
Author:  Emma Davies
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   277
Date of Publication:  March 16, 2021 
My Rating:   5 Stars

Louisa Adams has lost her husband. They had been married for almost three decades and she was quite happy with her life. However, she has since discovered that he was financially irresponsible and she barely has two pennies to rub together. Her daughter Leah and her husband Robin have purchased a hotel and it is under major renovation. Louisa has but no choice to accept their invitation to move into the hotel.

A journalist by trade, Louisa knows she must get back to work and begin to establish herself again. Her grieving has been so severe that she has not worked in some time. Jobs are scarce for her right now and she feels she must accept an assignment given to her by her editor. There is a local sand artist named Isaac whom she has to get to know and interview for an article. This is not the hard-hitting writing she has spent a career building, but she reluctantly takes on the job. 

When she finally locates Isaac, she is completely undone by the fact that the tall, handsome stranger is wearing the very shirt she has kept from her husband. Beyond that, the two have an immediate connection, and this is utterly disturbing to Louisa. Unsure that she can handle working around Isaac, getting to know him, and the beautiful coastline and all that it has to offer, Louisa tries to walk away. Yet, she is drawn to the enigmatic Isaac. As she spends time with him this leads to an even further disturbing discovery. Will this be the complete undoing of Louisa, as well as her family?

What a touching story by Emma Davies! The story is very well told, written with beauty when it comes to the characters, the scenery and the story itself. I love the subjects that this book touches on, especially when it comes to grief and loss, but also when it comes to moving ahead in life. Not only did I enjoy what was going on with Louisa, Leah and Robin's story was also quite emotional. I have enjoyed every book written by this excellent author so far and this exceptional story will be with me for years to come. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: 'I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.' Well the job in the design studio didn't work out but she's now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It's a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea. 

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  1. Wow! I am totally intrigued by this one. Awesome review!

  2. I can tell that this was an emotional read. Great review Robin.

  3. This looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughtful review.

  4. This sounds adorable but heartbreaking too. Great review.

  5. this sounds like a poignant tugging at heart strings read.. loved your review as always Robin..

  6. Great review, sounds like an interesting read!