Recently I was introduced to a new Author by way of a book recommendation and I was not disappointed.
After Us is set in New Orleans and is based on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it deals with a group of people who find themselves trying to escape the flood waters and Ms Dehaney successfully injects her own twist on things.
I appreciated the characters in this story, sometimes with a short story authors seem to struggle with developing their characters but this worked well. It would be easy to deal with less in a story like this but these characters all have their own little quirks, problems and backstories. For this reason, I’d have liked it to be a longer read, but that is often my gripe with shorter reads.
The story itself is well paced and the imagery is implemented well. There is one particular part in the story that I really enjoyed, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise by describing it. It’s something authors and actually film makers etc really tend to avoid. Especially these days. It was more of a think in older books and films I think. I’d be interested if you can guess it, so I’ll leave you with this; it’s towards the end of the story and involves a late coming character.
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