The Story After Us by Fiona Perrin

I’m so delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for this amazing book. Thanks so much to Aria Fiction for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.


If she tries very hard, Ami can remember when she used to have a dynamic and exciting career and a husband who she loved more than life itself, and who was equally smitten with her…

Now she has two children, a terrifyingly large mortgage, and no idea who she has become – or why she and her husband can’t even be in the same room anymore.

With life as she knew it in tatters around her, Ami is heartbroken, and in no way pulling off ‘consciously uncoupling’ like a celeb. But she’s starting to wonder if she just might come out the other side and be… happier?

As funny as Helen Fielding, as poignantly touching as Marian Keyes, Fiona Perrin’s dazzling debut is a story that is as much about finding out who you really are again, as it is about the exhausting balancing act of motherhood. Unmissable for women everywhere.


I enjoyed this book so much. I felt as if the characters were people I knew. Ami, Lars, their children, their friends and family, they were all likeable in their own ways, and I felt affected by their stories.

The story is told in three parts. In part one, we go back and forth between the beginning of Ami and Lar’s relationship and where they are now. It’s both sad and compelling to see how a relationship can break down, and hard to see where they can go from here.

In parts two and three, the story moves forward. I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoiling it for readers, but it makes for such an engrossing read.

It’s difficult to believe that this is a debut novel. The characters are so rich, the dialogue so real, and the story flows so perfectly. It’s got everything you’d want in a book, there’s realism, humour (some very funny moments actually), happiness and sadness, and above all, hope.

I can’t wait to hear more from this very talented author. Great book, highly recommended.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About the Author:

Fiona Perrin was a journalist and copywriter before building a career as a sales and marketing director in industry. Having always written, she completed the Curtis Brown
Creative Writing course before writing The Story After Us. Fiona grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of The Lizard peninsula.

Follow Fiona
Twitter: @fionaperrin
Facebook: @fionajperrinauthor
Instagram: @fionaperrin

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Facebook: @ariafiction
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