Kate: 'I had been married three years when I fell in love. Fell, collapsed, stepped off the curb and found nothing but air. Oh, I already loved my husband of course, but this was different. That had been a decision; this was out of my control, an impulse as difficult to resist as gravity.'
Cary: 'It happened, it's over, I'll survive. What's the point in talking about it?'
Cressida: 'For ages after I found out I tormented myself wondering when it had started. Not the sex, which was too much even to contemplate. Not even the kissing, but the thought, the desire, the possibility.'
Luke: 'For seven months I was the happiest man in the world. Who wouldn't have been? Two beautiful women whose faces lit up when they saw me, one always available if the other was elsewhere.'
Two married couples: Kate and Cary, Cressida and Luke. Four people who meet, click, and become firm friends. But then Kate and Luke fall in love and into an affair. It blows their worlds apart. After the fall, nothing will ever be the same.
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Reviews of After The Fall
“Starting an affair is like falling- there’s the initial thrilling sense of plunging, followed by out-of-control plummeting, and, inevitably, pain. That’s how author Kylie Ladd describes it in this story of a friendship between two couples that ends in an affair. Told from the perspective of each person, the book has a deliciously voyeuristic feel that will have you hooked.”
“This gripping novel examines the nitty-gritty of the affair and how it affects each person involved. From gentle Cary, who was hoping to start a family with Kate, to Cressida, coping with her dying father and her husband’s infidelity, to play-boy Luke and indecisive Kate, all four react in very different ways. I found it hard to put this book down, and it stayed with me long after I had finished it... five stars”
“… a subtle, moving and perceptive story of love, loss and hope”
Sydney Morning Herald
“An engrossing dissection of am illicit affair… the reader is swept along by the intensity of the character’s emotions. A fascinating insight… Riveting.”