After The Party

Arrow Paperback. 14 April 2011.

Eleven years ago, Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary fell in love. They thought it would be for ever, that they’d found their happy ending.

Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn’t quite so simple any more.

Now the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart – Ralph is standing on the sidelines, and Jem is losing herself. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become dangerously distracted – but maybe it’s not too late to recapture happily ever after…

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A gripping examination of all the difficulties a modern couple can face … Well written and compelling
– Daily Mail

I can’t get enough of Lisa Jewell’s books – they’re so moreish!
– Camilla Kerslake, News of the World

Poignant and heart-wrenching, it’s a wonderful insight into what can happen when the fairytale finally ends
– The Sun

Pretty damn good … Jewell stands out, providing insightful character studies … and she is so readable – you can fall into After the Party as you would a particularly soft settee
– Time Out, Paperback Pick, 4 stars

Lisa’s heartfelt writing and raw, honest storytelling makes for an emotional, funny and heartbreaking journey … but there is a glimmer of hope. Can Jem and Ralph find their way back to happiness? 5 stars
– heat