After You Left

  • by Carol Mason
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You want to know what the worst thing is? It's not the embarrassment, or the looks on people's faces when I tell them what happened. It isn't the pain of him not being there - loneliness is manageable.
The worst thing is not knowing why.

When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a cryptic note, Alice is left alone and bewildered, her life in pieces.
Then she meets Evelyn, a visitor to the gallery where she works. It's a seemingly chance encounter, but Alice gradually learns that Evelyn has motives, and a heartbreaking story, of her own. And that story has haunting parallels with Alice's life.
As Alice delves into the mystery of why Justin left her, the questions are obvious. But the answers may lie in the most unlikely of places...

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I kept thinking 'what the heck???'

For better or worse, After You Left will keep you on your toes. Is it a mystery? Well, yeah- but not the one you think it is. Is it literary? Maybe; some aspects of the book are quite fine while others are straight out of the chicklit handbook. Is it engaging? Yes- except when it isn't. And last, 'What did she say?' Narrator Knoweldon does an excellent job but in that whispery-childwoman voice that keeps me rewinding.

Yep, I am ambivalent about After You Left. The story line seemed forced at times but the storytelling was excellent. I'll certainly try more Carol Mason novels because despite everything I've said, After You Left is better than 2/3 of the books I listen to.
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- Bette

I wanted to like this book but couldn't

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe someone with a lot of patience, who doesn't look for the narrator to match the character's voice.


Would you ever listen to anything by Carol Mason again?

If she better fit a character, yes.


Any additional comments?

The story's premise was good and well-intended, but the narrator was quite distracting. She couldn't emote well enough.

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio