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After the Fall By Kylie Ladd,

  • Title: After the Fall
  • Author: Kylie Ladd
  • ISBN: 9780385532815
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • That s the thing about falling It doesn t go on indefinitely, and it rarely ends well In her page turning fiction debut, neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd delivers a searing portrait of two marriages united and betrayed by friendship I had been married three years when I fell in love, begins Kate, a firecracker of a woman who thought she d found the yin to her ya That s the thing about falling It doesn t go on indefinitely, and it rarely ends well In her page turning fiction debut, neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd delivers a searing portrait of two marriages united and betrayed by friendship I had been married three years when I fell in love, begins Kate, a firecracker of a woman who thought she d found the yin to her yang in Cary, her sensible and adoring husband For their friend Luke a charismatic copywriter who loves women and attention in equal measure, and preferably together life has been than sweet beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart But when a whimsical flirtation between Kate and Luke turns into something far dangerous, the foursome will be irrevocably intertwined by than just their shared history After the Fall follows the origin and fallout of the most passionate of affairs through the eyes of all four characters, unveiling the misunderstandings and unspoken needs that lie beneath our search for love and connection The narrative moves effortlessly between past and present, painting a nostalgic picture of the two marriages at their most idealistic the exact moment when like turned to love and at their most volatile Thanks to the boundless compassion with which Ladd draws her characters, one can t help but root for them as they wrestle between newfound desire and remembrances of time past, all the while spinning toward an inevitable conclusion Steeped in psychological insight and raw emotion, After the Fall is an unsettling novel of the many ways we love and hurt each other.
    After the Fall That s the thing about falling It doesn t go on indefinitely and it rarely ends well In her page turning fiction debut neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd delivers a searing portrait of two marriages unite

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    1. OK, I gotta admit right up front that Kylie s book does not fall into what would traditionally be on my must read radar Or of any of my read radars For starters no Nazis No car chases Not even a gun I mean, no guns WTF All good writers when they sit down at their desks should think What would Matthew Reilly do When stuff gets interesting she doesn t use italics to let her readers know Again, Mr Best Cussing Seller Reilly does that.That said, it s not shit at all.In fact, it was a surprisingly cr [...]

    2. I don t think I could look my husband in the eye for at least an hour after i read this one and I didn t even do it A book told for many different point of views a wife cheats on her husband, a husband chests on his wife, and it devastates everyone I read this one in about a day and a half, unable to put it down once I got wrapped in the scandal of Kate and Luke My heart was literally pounding, wondering why they would do it and how they would make it out the other side in one piece You feel for [...]

    3. After the Fall s narrative cycles almost entirely around the voices of four people, two couples Kate Cary, Cressida Luke Initially friends, a mad insistent need draws Kate and Luke out of companionship into infidelity.Displaying remarkable skill, Kylie Ladd has a different character narrate each chapter, intensifying a reader s reaction to each, as well as managing to weave the plot beautifully amongst the perspectives This close ear to each character s voice is key as it draws on an important i [...]

    4. This is a thought provoking exploration of an affair without judgement and almost brutal honesty The author manages to suspend moral judgement without sacrificing empathy It s not an easy subject to read about and may be too raw for someone who has had a similar experience but the honesty is refreshing.The author uses alternating first person of the adulterers, their partners and friends with distinct voices Each of the characters are well developed and the transition between perspectives is ski [...]

    5. I was surprised, while reading Kylie Ladd s debut novel After the Fall, by just how completely I was drawn in With hints and suggestions and teases I fell into this story Its not an easy subject to tackle, but Ladd does so with admirable honesty and with a compelling narrative line from beginning to end.The subject of After the Fall is adultery or on a broader scale, the ebb and flow of intimate relationships, marriages, and love Conventional wisdom would say that in such a story as in most stor [...]

    6. The theme of infidelity is nothing new Two married couples, Cary and Kate, and Luke and Cressida, are friends who socialize together quite often Cary is a doctor who desperately wants children Kate, an anthropologist, is an outgoing, flirty girl Luke, an advertising exec, is a man every woman is after and who likes to have fun, and Cressida, a pediatrician, who is dedicated to her patients than to her personal life A couple of years into their respective marriages, Luke and Kate start having a [...]

    7. Library Request, Audio book I can t begin to tell you how much I hate infidelity, how it just sets a you on a path of destruction of the people you swore to protect, honour and remain faithful to If you can t stay faithful you owe your partner the respect to leave them before you start an adulterous relationship, ultimately your choices could effect families It s not just about the two adulterers, it has a much bigger reach and actually has than the two of them in the adulterers bedis book had [...]

    8. I read the book some time ago but I had such strong feelings towards it that I kind of buried it under other books It s a riveting book alright, but I don t know if I liked it or not Baldly stated, it s a story of extra marital relationship, which is common enough, but it has been told in a different way, which makes it pretty interesting The four protagonists tell their stories from their own perspectives, stories that interlink them to one another four by threads of marriage, desire, infidelit [...]

    9. Oh, the tangled seaweed drowning of affairs This book does, as promised, capture the origin and fallout of the affair that destroys two marriages, and does it beautifully My complaint is this the entire novel, though broken into chapters from the viewpoints of various characters, reads like Kate The multiple voices effect only works if you can feel not just read every heart And I could only feel Kate s This book would lose none of the plot and probably gain in the characterization Cary, in parti [...]

    10. I actually gave this one 3 1 2 stars This book was like sitting in a conseling session or a True Hollywood Story Each of the characters would present their takes on the friendship that the two couples had before the affair, the events of the affair, and the aftermath I got a good idea of the character s personalities from their stories and the stories from the other characters It was interesting to see how it all ended and how all of their lives were affected and how they chose to deal with it I [...]

    11. This is a thought provoking exploration of an affair witout judgement and almost brutal honesty The characters are very normal the adulterers aren,t uncaring villians, their partners are not saints Its not an easy subject to read about and some may be offended by it but i found it to be a story without judgement and almost brutal honesty.I usually don,t read these types of stories but the book was loaned to me by a friend and i was really surprised that i enjoyed it.

    12. Truly couldn t put this down Loved the multiple narrators, loved how you got inside all their head and lives, loved the way the story unfolded, and how the same events were viewed so differently by each A great read.

    13. Loved this Days after finishing, the characters still keep popping into my head especially Kate Poor Kate I somehow have great empathy for her even though I know I shouldn t.

    14. Excellent debut novel by Australian author Kylie Ladd Loved the premise of the story Was intrigued to find out what would happen next Definitely recommend it

    15. fter the Fall is the story of two couples, Kate Cary, Luke Cressida Cary and Cressida work together, so the two couples meet through that and become good friends They are all at a wedding when suave, good looking Luke sees Kate standing off to the side, staring longingly at the dance floor Cary, who doesn t dance, is outside, trying to escape the possibility of having to Cressida is in the bathroom, so Luke asks Kate to dance It is an innocent act that will quickly become not so when the two kis [...]

    16. Kylie Ladd has skilfully explored various perspectives on an affair in this novel Very readable and the alternating perspectives added depth to the story A book about a villain or antihero, a book with song lyrics in the title, a book from a celebrity book club, a book you meant to read in 2017 but didn t get to.

    17. I don t see the relevance of this book So full of lies and fidelity There s nothing good here Just a story of two people who badly hurt their respectful spouses just because of lust and selfishness.

    18. Next month, Kylie Ladd s first novel titled After the Fall will hit bookstores and libraries Of all the pre release novels that I have read, I have to say that I was most disappointed in this one Perhaps some of the fault lies in the fact that it is Ladd s debut novel, and therefore needs some polishing However, there is no escaping the fact that the novel is overall weak.The plot is extremely simple and one that has been used any times before in movies, books, plays, tv shows, etc adultery Kat [...]

    19. I m not a romantic, but I do like to hear the stories of how couples met I always ask this question when I am introduced to someone recently widowed it breaks that awkward silence, and I have never met a woman in this situation who hasn t been pleased to have permission to talk about her loved one Oh, I m so sorry to hear that, I say, what was his name Tell me about him how did you meet Sometimes it s a story of love at first sight, sometimes there are stumbles and misunderstandings, sometimes t [...]

    20. After the Fall by Kylie LaddThis is very different from the books I usually read, but I decided to give it a try since it was written by a psychotherapist I am in a long time monogamous marriage, but I know several couples who have had the best friends romance happen to them I am always curious as to why people would endanger a good marriage to a sexual fling I am not sure I understand it better after reading this book It seems it just happens, I do feel that Kate was not necessarily going to be [...]

    21. An excellent first novel I think it is a first from an Australian author who brings to life four characters embroiled in two marriages that intersect first in friendship, then in infidelity An affair between Luke, married to Cressida, and Kate, married to Cary, impacts the lives of all four, as affairs are wont to do.Kylie Ladd alternates voices between the main characters, each voice carrying the story forward as the friendship between the couples devolves into deceit I adored these characters, [...]

    22. After the Fall tells the story on an affair from rotating first person perspectives from each of the players involved in the story It s an interesting hook and conceit for the story and it almost feels a bit voyeuristic as we get inside the heads of each person involved in the affair.Luke and Kate are married to other people Cressida and Cary The two couples maintain a friendship, hanging out together, taking vacations together, etc Luke and Kate are extremely outgoing while Cressida and Cary ar [...]

    23. Kate and Cary and Cressida and Luke are two professional couples living in suburban Melbourne They have become firm friends over time and often socialise together Both are still childless and are caught up in the busy lifestyle of their careers with the occasional getaway for fun But then something happens Kate and Luke discover a mutual attraction that quickly flares into a full blown affair And naturally, after that, nothing can ever be quite the same again.This story is told in an alternating [...]

    24. For me, reading After the Fall was like walking out from a dark house into a summer afternoonere is so much light shed on things that it is overwhelming The reader is given not only the point of view of each of the four main characters, but also, intermittently, of the offending spouces best friends You know exactly how everyone feels, what they are and are not willing to admit, and what ridiculous and unrealistic expectations they each have This overabundance of information also serves to ampli [...]

    25. An easily forgettable novel about a lovequadrangle So forgettable, in fact, that in my weekly book update, I forgot that I had listened to it Skip this one.

    26. Thoughts I ve never made any bones about the way I view adultery s wrong and I don t care what your reasons are for crossing the line This book made me uncomfortable because I can see how easy it is for someone to cheat and why they feel they re validated in doing so I never felt close to Luke or Kate the cheating spouses , in fact, I really had a hard time feeling anything but disgust for these two characters I thought the author did a great job of telling the storyyou get to know each of the i [...]

    27. When I first started After The Fall I wasn t so enthralled That all changed a few chapters in and I couldn t put it down Cary and Kate, Cressida and Luke Two married couple who get along extremely well until Luke and Kate kiss at a wedding They avoid each other until Cressida and Cary working together brings them together again for a trivia night of all things That starts the beginning of the affair I didn t really find any of the characters that likeable except for Cary and even he seemed to fo [...]

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