What would make you walk away from your life, your family and friends, in search of a completel fresh start?Helen Cooper has a charmed life. She's beautiful, accomplished, organised - the star parent at the school. Until she disappears.But Helen wasn't abducted or murdered. She's chosen to walk away, abandoning her family, husband Sam, and her home.Where has Helen gone, and why? What has driven her from her seemingly perfect life? What is she looking for? Sam is tormented by these questions, and gradually begins to lose his grip on work and his family life.He sees Helen everywhere in the faces of strangers. He's losing control.But then one day, it really is Helen's face he sees...
Rosie Fiore was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied drama at the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked as a writer for theatre, television, magazines, advertising, comedy and the corporate market. She has lived in London for the past fifteen years. Her first novel, This Year's Black, was longlisted for the South African Sunday Times Literary Award. After Isabella was her most recent novel. Rosie also writes under the name Cass Hunter.
A wistful, poignant novel.
Sarah Naughton, author of TATTLE TALE
In After Isabella, Fiore has created a compelling and provocative read, nicely paced and thoroughly absorbing. At times, both heart-warming and poignant, it's impossible not to feel a sense of loss on turning the final page.
A beautiful, heartfelt novel that swept me up and held me tight until the end. I was lost in this powerful, poignant tale.
Amanda Prowse on AFTER ISABELLA
A heartfelt novel about how messy life is, and how relationships and families change over time. Both heartwarming and sad, it's an insightful, thought-provoking glimpse into female friendships, love and loyalty.
Julie Cohen on AFTER ISABELLA
After Isabella is a beautiful, absorbing novel that deals with the issues at the very heart of what it means to be a woman. I was drawn in from the very first page and loved the way Rosie handled both the harsh realities, and the beauty, of the friendships and family relationships that define us. I can't wait to read more from her!
Heartwarming and beautifully written, it's a story of crossroads and choices, friendship and family.
Daily Express on Wonder Women
I loved the ending, I don't want to say too much about it but it made me smile through the tears. Just lovely.
Steph's Book Blog
... there are more than a few surprises in store. Whatever you may think has happened, and wherever you think this story is heading, you'll probably be wrong!
Good and Read-y
I won't give anything away but towards the end there are some very true, reflective words in a stunning piece of writing which made me stop and think about my own life and journey.
Nicki's Book Blog
An enthralling read, (it would make a great TV drama) strong characters, and a plot that just flows seamlessly. I can't think of anything negative to say, I just loved it!
Waggy Tales Book Blog
This is a book I got into very quickly and kept a grip on me right through to the end.
By the end of the book I had discovered secrets, past histories and missed opportunities. With a chance for new ventures and new beginnings, and Rosie has pulled together to make a real cracking read.
Me and My Books - Yvonne
Between the secrets of the past and the burdens of the future, the truth is finally revealed.
Anne Bonny's Book Reviews - Abby