Life After by Katie Ganshert:
On the day of a late spring storm, in Chicago, Autumn Manning boarded an “L” train. A bomb explodes, killing everyone in the train car except for Autumn—the sole survivor. A year has passed and Autumn suffocates under a blanket of what ifs and the pressing desire to bring the victims back to life, every day, if only for her. She doesn’t want their stories to be forgotten. She wants to undo what cannot be undone. An unexpected ally joins her efforts, also seeking answers and trying to find a way to stumble ahead.
But one victim’s husband, Paul Elliott, prays to let the dead—and their secrets—rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to hurt his loved ones.
Caught between loss and hope, these restless souls must release the past to embrace a sovereign God.
Having received an ARC copy of this book, wow it was AMAZING! I am still thinking about the characters, the story line and I have finished the book. With a stunning story line, characters that will pull you and a deep tale, "Life After" is sure to be one of the most powerful fiction books you read all year. If you don't read any other book, read this one! It will have you looking at your life completely different and it will help you explore the depths of grief, shame, guilt, brokenness and what it means to forgive in order to move forward. This book will move you in way like no other. I give this book 5/5 stars. Thank you to the publisher for providing me an ARC copy.