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After the Fall

After the Fall

Author(s): Charity Norman

Location(s): Hawke's Bay, Napier

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



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In the quiet of a New Zealand winter’s night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He’s fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse, and his condition is critical. At first, Finn’s fall looks like a horrible accident: after all, he’s prone to sleepwalking. Only his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it happened. And she isn’t telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever. Tragedy isn’t what the McNamara family expected when they moved to New Zealand. For Martha, it was an escape. For her artist husband Kit, it was a dream. For their small twin boys, it was an adventure. For fifteen-year-old Sacha, it was the start of a nightmare. They end up on the isolated east coast of the North Island, seemingly in the middle of a New Zealand tourism campaign. But their peaceful idyll is soon shattered as the choices Sacha makes lead the family down a path which threatens to destroy them all. Martha finds herself facing a series of impossible decisions, each with devastating consequences for her family.

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I loved the fact that After the Fall is set in New Zealand and there are some wonderful descriptions of the area in which the family settles. The whole idea of making a new...

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Wow! – a great book set in New Zealand

Before I write a review, I would like to say this: it will be a very long time before I hold a book of this calibre in my hands again. Right from the first...

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