The Sinker - After The Rain is a story of the ache of not fitting in, the urge to belong and ultimately one of finding home. Note: I did not realize After The Rain was a sequel to Karen Whites Falling Home.
I loved this sequel and thought White did a fabulous job of putting the reader right back in lives of the characters from Falling Home. Each character added something to this story and left an impression on my heart. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.
I have read all of Karen White's books, and this one, like the others, only took me a few hours to read.
Though I din't like the explanation she gives for Suzanne Paris's constant running.
Whenever I pick up a Karen White novel, I know I am in for a great few hours of reading, living vicariously through vividly drawn characters and their crazy Southern-fried lives. After the Rain takes us back to the small town from Falling Home, little Walton, Georgia. It was so nice to re-visit several of the characters from Falling Home (one of my all-time favorite Karen White novels!). Karen White is also quite adept at pulling a community into the novel to where it is almost a character of itself Walton, Georgia becomes a prime example.
We dont know for a long time where shes from but we do know that she is a woman who for years has had no hometown and immediately goes on the run whenever anyone tries to get too close or begins to start connecting dots to the mystery of her past. The first person Suzanne meets is the town mayor, Joe Warner, a man totally blasted from taking care of his six kids and grieving today for his wife who died years ago. Suzanne may look tough as nails but has a heart of gold and is a very, very talented, skilled, sensitive photographer.
After the Rain by Karen White is a republished and remastered novel that is full of twists and turns, touches lightly on the desolation of a broken family life and the darkness people can fall into as a result, and the hope that just might be around the corner.
Here, she stops and begins to make friends and to find exactly what she is looking for in life.
I am usually a huge Karen White fan..in fact when I learned this was a sequel to Falling Home I went back and re-listened to Falling Home to reacquaint myself with the story and the characters. I'm a huge Karen White fan..and this one felt like she was fulfilling a two book deal...and just phoned #2 in..
With more than 1.8 million books in print in eight different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 23 novels, including the popular Charleston-set Tradd Street mystery series. Raised in a house full of brothers, Karens love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands.