Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BLOG TOUR: After The Fall, Brad Graber

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Victory Press (May 9, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997604220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997604221

Synopsis: Rikki, a teenager being raised by her grandmother, has a secret. She can’t remember her mother. Whenever Rikki asks the older woman a question, Rita falls apart and refuses to discuss the matter. Desperate to learn the truth, Rikki finds a hidden family album. Is the boy in the photograph with her mother a long lost uncle? Determined to solve the mystery, Rikki embarks on a journey from New York City to Toledo, then on to Detroit and Phoenix to meet Harry, a writer who is struggling with his own issues of identity.

From the award-winning writer of The Intersect, come After the Fall, a fast-paced, engaging read, with twists and turns that will surely surprise. After the Fall: an emotional roller-coaster of a mystery packed with personality and charm. Once you begin the journey, you won’t be able to turn back. 
Review: This was a book full of surprises, both for the main character and the reader. When I realized what had actually happened to Rikki's mother, it was heartbreaking. 

Nearly all of the characters in this story were dealing with some sort of loss, and the author does a fantastic job of showing different ways we handle that situation. While I may not have agreed with some of the ways, they are portrayed extremely realistically. 

The story is presented from multiple points of view, as well as with some flashback scenes, but it is all presented in such a way that the reader is never left confused. The book deals with very timely issues and events in a realistic, compassionate way.

Along with all the stories about the humans, there is a bittersweet subplot woven in about Harry's senior dog, Beetle, which got to me almost as much as the other traumas and tragedies.
Rating: Four stars
About the author
Brad Graber writes novels because he grew up in a family where no one ever listened to him - so he made up stories about them.
Born and raised in New York City, Brad obtained a B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.H.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. A former healthcare executive, Brad has held a number of management positions and been a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Executive through Medical Group Management Association. Though he no longer works in healthcare, he continues to volunteer with local non-profits.
After the Fall is Brad’s second novel. His debut novel, The Intersect, released in 2016, has won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews.
Brad has lived in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago; West Bloomfield, a suburb of Detroit; and Mill Valley, a suburb of San Francisco. He currently resides in Phoenix on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore with his husband Jeff and their dog Charlie.
Twitter: @Jefbra1
Facebook: bradgraberauthor

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