Lover, Husband, Father, Monster – Book 3, The Aftermath

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By Elsie Johnstone
& Graeme Johnstone

This is the third book in the trilogy – Lover Husband Father Monster, Her Story; Lover Husband Father Monster, His Story and now, Lover Husband Father Monster, The Aftermath.
In Books One and Two, the story is told in two voices – his and hers – of how Stuart Hoare’s abuse and control of Jennifer, his wife and mother of his three children for fifteen years, culminates in a tragic family disaster.
Stuart is a successful businessman, the family live in an upmarket Dublin suburb and the children attend good schools. Jennifer, previously a successful environmental lawyer, is an ‘at-home’ mother who is a slave to her family’s needs. Although unhappy in the marriage, Jennifer endures because all sense of self has been destroyed and she has nowhere to go.
On Facebook, she reunites with her English lover from university days, has an affair and eventually gathers the strength to confront her husband to declare that the marriage is over and that she is leaving to live in London, taking their young daughter Molly with her.
Stuart will not accept her decision, repudiating her right to her own destiny by seeking revenge in the most heinous way.
On the day of their departure a series of events finds him standing arms outstretched in a trancelike state on a motorway flyover while Molly lays injured below amid a pile-up of cars.
Initially it was thought to be an accident, but truth always outs and in ‘The Aftermath’, the real story unfolds as we travel alongside the major players and discover how their lives are changed forever.
What happened next?
Does Molly survive?
If he did do it, did he mean to do it?
Will the law extract a price or will he escape conviction?
Will Jennifer and her lover make a life together?
The story is told in many voices. What of other family members and friends, how will they cope?
The rock has been thrown into the pond and the ripples are immediate and immense, affecting and changing forever the lives of close family and friends. The case captures the attention of the whole of Ireland who are fascinated by how an apparently privileged and well to do family can be caught up in a situation where a father appears to commit the unspeakable crime.
This psychological thriller will keep you enthralled from the beginning to its dramatic conclusion.

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