It's 2004 in Muriga, a quiet town in Spain's northern Basque Country, a place with more secrets than inhabitants. Five years have passed since the kidnapping and murder of a young local politician--a family man and father--and the town's rhythms have almost returned to normal. But in the aftermath of the Atocha train bombings in Madrid, an act of terrorism that rocked a nation and a world, the townspeople want a reckoning of Muriga's own troubled past: Everyone knows who pulled the trigger five years ago, but is the young man now behind bars the only one to blame?
All That Followed peels away the layers of a crime complicated by history, love, and betrayal. The accounts of three townspeople in particular--the councilman's beautiful young widow, the teenage radical now in jail for the crime, and an aging American teacher hiding a traumatic past of his own--hold the key to what really happened. And for these three, it's finally time to confront what they can find of the truth.
This was based on a true story, which would have been nice if it were, say, interesting.
Its not a bad book for those who enjoy the genre but for me it was a bit of a bore. I read the entire thing in a month which is VERY slow for me since it just did not hold my attention.
The world built up by the author was a nice, quaint town in Spain but thats really all there was. Description wise i wished for more. The characters were alright. The story switched between three of them: The american Joni, his friend Mariana and the prisoner Iker.
I enjoyed Marianas story the most and found it the only interesting and redeeming part of the book. Joni and Iker had thier moments but mostly fell flat to me. It may be because I like fantasy and Urban Paranormal more but I just kept wishing something exciting would happen.
All that followed was not a book for me but it shouldnt be written off if you like the genre of Fiction/Contemporary or even a bit of a mystery.
Note - I have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.