After She Wrote Him is the wildly inventive tale of two writers writing about each other. But which one is fictional?
“‘It’s an exploration of an author’s relationship with her protagonist, an examination of the tenuous line between belief and reality, imagination and self, and what happens when that line is crossed.’ Willow nodded gravely. ‘I’m not sure what that means, but it does sound award-winning.’ Edward laughed.”
And, in fact, this book won the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in its native Australia.
After She Wrote Him is a meta-analysis of the writing process. After all, you are holding the book, or an ereader, in your hand so you know there are really three writers involved. If you are looking for something completely different than your typical murder mystery, but that still has some of the conventions of the genre, pick up this book. You won’t be sorry. But you may have to reread a bit when you get to the twisty conclusion. 4 stars!
Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.