After Beth by Elizabeth Enfield is the most beautiful contemporary novel that will tear your emotions to pieces.
It is a bittersweet story about love and life and grief – all three are naturally interwoven after tragedy strikes.
When death comes unexpectedly, there are a variety of emotions as those grieving re-examine events on the day, and the ‘what-ifs’ and the guilt begin to rule minds.
After Beth is a beautiful study of grief. It overwhelmed my soul whilst filling my heart with empathy and love.
The whole book is a work of great love, and with great love comes great pain. Memories rather than flesh and blood must keep us warm. Life goes on and those left behind have to learn how to smile again and to live again.
After Beth is not a gloomy read. It is enormously sad and incredibly beautiful. When the last page is read, the love and the beauty remain.
I will leave you with a powerful quote:
“People don’t cease to exist when they die, only when you stop remembering them.”
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.