After the Funeral
A disturbing family secret
An unravelling life
A diary that holds the key
When a stranger approaches Julia Butler at her mother's funeral and hints at a disturbing family secret, her life is turned upside down. Who is this woman and how does she know so much about Julia's life?
Grief-stricken, Julia finds her well-ordered life unravelling and her relationships in turmoil. As the mystery around the stranger deepens, she must not only make peace with those around her, but with the ghosts from her past to find hope for the future.
After the Funeral is a gripping debut novel which explores the complex relationships between three generations of women with sensitivity and compassion.
About the author
Gillian Poucher was born in Bolton. After studying history at undergraduate level, she worked as a solicitor before training as a church minister. She was ordained into the United Reformed Church in 2006 and completed her PhD in Biblical Studies in 2013. Gillian lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and daughter. After The Funeral is her first novel.