Eleven years ago, Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary fell in love. They thought it would be for ever, that they'd found their happy ending.
Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn't quite so simple any more.
Now the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart - Ralph is standing on the sidelines, and Jem is losing herself. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become dangerously distracted - but maybe it's not too late to recapture happily ever after ...
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A gripping examination of all the difficulties a modern couple can face ... Well written and compelling - Daily Mail
I can't get enough of Lisa Jewell's books - they're so moreish! - News of the World
Poignant and heart-wrenching, it's a wonderful insight into what can happen when the fairytale finally ends - The Sun
Pretty damn good ... Jewell stands out, providing insightful character studies ... and she is so readable - you can fall into After the Party as you would a particularly soft settee - Time Out, Paperback Pick, 4 stars
Lisa's heartfelt writing and raw, honest storytelling makes for an emotional, funny and heartbreaking journey ... but there is a glimmer of hope. Can Jem and Ralph find their way back to happiness? 5 stars - heat
A fascinating insight into modern relationships ... excellent writing plus characters you genuinely care about - News of the World
Jewell writes, as ever, with wit and verve, and the reappearance of Ralph and Jem is sure to delight those who loved them the first time around - The Guardian
Lisa Jewell's characters are as engaging as ever and their relationship dilemmas are so entirely convincing you'll be with them every step of the way. A wonderfully warm and funny read - don't miss! - Grazia
Pretty damn good ... Jewell stands out, providing insightful character studies ... and she is so readable - you can fall into After the Party as you would a particularly soft settee - Time Out
Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998.
Ten bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch, and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done.
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