What do you do when your difficult mother decides she has had enough of constant pain (and getting old in general) and takes her own life? If you are Nikki Gemmell you write a book about it.
After is not an easy or uplifting read. It is however a brave and honest look at a mother/daughter relationship. Journal like at first in its short paragraphs and snapshots of emotions-love, anger, guilt – her book moves on to a quest to find out everything she can about suicide and euthanasia in the hope of understanding her loss and moving on with her life After.