Book review: 'After the Crash' by Michel Bussi

Well hello to you my reader chums! If I'm not shopping with friends, at the beach, scrolling endlessly on social media, or writing up a blog post, I'll ultimately have my head in a book. For as long as I can remember, I've been a bookworm and with the busy world working life brings, it's hard to get the time to cosy up and enter the land of a story. Over the past few months, I've rekindled my love of reading by having a nose in a story either on the way to work or before bed. 'After the crash' has become an addictive read, a book I would certainly recommend to everyone.

When it comes to picking a new set of novels to buy, I head to my local book shop spend a while reading a variety of blurbs and make an online order. In my last book shopping spree, a novel which caught my eye was 'After the Crash' and I have to say I wasn't disappointed in the slightest.

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To summarise, the plot is about a plane crash, where every passenger is killed instantly with only one miracle survivor - a three-month-old baby. Two families claim her as their own but the tale unfolds to where she actually belongs; but which family is it? On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, the detective who investigated the case deeply discovers something that can change everything!

As you can see by the blurb, it's a very intense read, however, that's what I loved about it. The addictiveness of finding out the next clue, plot twist beyond plot twist, and the uncovering of many secrets. Set in Paris, you were able to discover all the distinctive factors that make the area such a treasured place, falling in love with the charming features. The characters are described with every intricate detail and how their relationships blossomed throughout the two decades the book was written in. There are various time changes ranging from present-day, flashbacks of when the 'miracle survivor' was growing up to the detective's tale, where countless facts unfold. You are transported to a different world, embracing the romantic French atmosphere and the heart of what family really means. The tale describes the difference in lifestyle, focusing on the small details, which bring the heart of the story to life.

I love reading and even though I enjoy an array of books, this was definitely one that stood out. The author writes in a way that's so gripping, you can't help but continue to read on and on. With the break up of different time frames, clues that get deeper and deeper, there's more to this tale than meets the eye. When I initially started reading I thought the ending would be completely different from what the final outcome actually is. Many changes are revealed towards the end of the novel and the journey you follow is an incredible one. You're able to question throughout and there are many gasping moments where you think, 'NO WAY'?! The overall story is truly intense and the ending leaves you feeling completely satisfied - Escape into a crazy whirlwind of this plot because I can assure you, you'll truly love it.

Established 'Thriller of the year' for a reason, the novel was beyond sensational and I couldn't hype about it more. If you like books with a tragic, yet complex storyline, this is for you. It had me hooked from the off, a definite recommendation!

I hope you enjoyed this book review. Have you read this novel?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Aww this is an awesome review - loved reading it! Will definitely be checking this book out, as now I have finished school, I am looking for a new read!

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

    1. Thank you so much!! If you read it, let me know xx

  2. This looks so good, I love books like this and will 100% check it out!

    Why Not Blog //

  3. I've never really been one for drama and tragedy books but honestly I'm hooked by this review, I need it!
    Charlotte //

    1. Thank you so much Char, if you get the book let me know what you think :) xx


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