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By Kylie Ladd

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ASIN: B0036S4BQM
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2010-06-09
Number of Pages: 306
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

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"That's the object approximately falling.  It doesn't move on indefinitely, and it hardly ends well . . . "
 
In her page-turning fiction debut, neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd supplies a searing portrait of 2 marriages united and betrayed through friendship.
 
"I have been married 3 years while I fell in love," starts Kate, a firecracker of a lady who concept she'd came upon the yin to her yang in Cary, her brilliant and adoring husband.  for his or her buddy Luke-a charismatic copywriter who loves girls and a spotlight in equivalent degree, and ideally together-life has been greater than candy beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart.  but if a fantastic flirtation among Kate and Luke becomes whatever way more risky, the foursome might be irrevocably intertwined through greater than simply their shared history. 
 
After the Fall follows the starting place and fallout of the main passionate of affairs during the eyes of all 4 characters, unveiling the misunderstandings and unstated wishes that lie underneath our look for love and connection.  The narrative strikes easily among prior and current, portray a nostalgic photo of the 2 marriages at their so much idealistic-the certain second whilst like became to love-and at their so much volatile.  because of the boundless compassion with which Ladd attracts her characters, one can't support yet root for them as they strive against among newfound wish and remembrances of time prior, all of the whereas spinning towards an inevitable end.
 
Steeped in mental perception and uncooked emotion, After the Fall is an unsettling novel of the various methods we adore and harm each one other.

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