After you died...

For the lifelong friends jogging their regular morning route along the sleepy suburban streets of Fish Hoek, nothing could have warned them of what was to come. Trying to take a short cut and win favour with his taxi boss, a young driver Tshepo Dlamini slams into one of the runners. As Claire’s lifeless body lies crumpled on the ground, Tshepo finds himself trapped in a metal carcass, close to death himself.

Watching the accident happen, Maureen stands on her balcony and is the only witness. Yet she harbours another dark secret.

For James, Claire’s adoring boyfriend, his life begins to unravel as he wakes to the news that Claire is dead, leaving him to question life as it was and will be. No longer the awesome foursome, childhood friends Tanya, Liz and Kate reframe their friendship without Claire.

After you died… draws on the seven stages of grief, each chapter a journey from shock to acceptance. Set against the complex backdrop of small town South Africa, each person steps into a new reality and learns to forgive themselves and others.