The Years That Followed

The Years That Followed Acclaimed international bestseller Catherine Dunne s thrilling US debut is the story of two wronged women bent on revenge at all costs Revenge is sweeter than regret Dublin Calista is young beautiful

  • Title: The Years That Followed
  • Author: Catherine Dunne
  • ISBN: 9781501135668
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Acclaimed international bestseller Catherine Dunne s thrilling US debut is the story of two wronged women bent on revenge at all costs.Revenge is sweeter than regret Dublin Calista is young, beautiful, and headstrong When she falls in love with the charming, older Alexandros and moves to his native Cyprus, she could never imagine that her whirlwind courtship would lead tAcclaimed international bestseller Catherine Dunne s thrilling US debut is the story of two wronged women bent on revenge at all costs.Revenge is sweeter than regret Dublin Calista is young, beautiful, and headstrong When she falls in love with the charming, older Alexandros and moves to his native Cyprus, she could never imagine that her whirlwind courtship would lead to a dark and violent marriage But Calista learns to survive She knows she will find peace when she can finally seek retribution.Madrid Pilar grew up with very little means in rural Spain and finally escaped to a new life Determined to leave poverty behind her, she plunges into a life of working hard and saving money Enchanted by an older man, Pilar revels in their romance, her freedom, and accruing success She s on the road to achieving her dreams Yet there is one thing that she is still searching for, the one thing she knows will make her truly happy.Sweeping across the lush European backdrops of Spain, Greece, and Ireland, The Years That Followed is a gripping, modern telling of a classic story As two wronged women plot for revenge, their intricately crafted schemes send shockwaves through their families that will echo for many generations to come.
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    284 Comment

    • Maxwell says:

      Compared to Ferrante but from an Irish novelist? I need this.

    • Jessica says:

      She has, she supposes, made half a life. And tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.It’s been five and a half years since I worked in a bookstore and I never miss it as much as when I get to the end of a book and I need to tell everyone I know how much I loved it. I loved this book so much, guys. I haven’t been in a very “review-writing” headspace lately, but this book has busted me out of that rut, that’s for sure, because I need to tell you how good it was.Becaus [...]

    • Bandit says:

      My dearly beloved is traveling in Ireland and I, being more of an armchair traveler, decided to try an Irish author, although I must say as international as this story is, Ireland doesn't really feature here all that prominently. I'm not sure the book's description does it justice, not is it particularly accurate. In fact, although both get wronged, only one of the two heroines of this novel is after revenge and the novel isn't anywhere as isn't quite the right word, maybe scandalous as it comes [...]

    • Jill says:

      The Years That Followed has been compared to Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, so I certainly had high expectations. I was not disappointed!If I am comparing this to Ferrante I would say it is similar in that it tells the story of two interesting women over decades of their lives, but rather than their friendship being the central theme, the women's lives circle around each other and they only meet once. The writing style is also different, but the overall gritty feeling and the women's struggles to [...]

    • Terri Jacobson says:

      4.5 stars.Catherine Dunne has written 9 novels, but this is the first one I've read. I have to say, I just love her writing. The Years That Followed tells the story of two strong women: Calista, a young woman of mixed Spanish and Irish heritage, and Pilar, a young woman growing up in poverty in a small Spanish village. Dunne slowly weaves the stories of these two lives into a complex pattern of love, ambition, and revenge. We follow their stories over a period of almost fifty years.The book drew [...]

    • Kelsey says:

      Very Ferrante-esque except I liked this WAY MORE. READ THIS BOOK.

    • Kate says:

      Many critics feel this is a story about children and family, for me it was more about how easily women are swept away by love and the consequences of their choices. This story is beautifully crafted bring the lives of the two main characters Calista a young 17 year old Irish girl who is swept off her feet by the attentions of an older and glamorous older man, and Pilar, a young Spanish girl raise in a peasant family from a small village who escapes poverty and runs to Madrid to secure her fortun [...]

    • Karla says:

      It was overall an okay read, however I couldn't help but think that it could have been wound down to a 3 minute read in a take a break magazine. Many parts were boring and felt like page fillers. Tbh I don't see any part that is inspired by Greek mythology. More like a story line picked up from 'pick me up!!' But hey aren't most women partial to reading those sort of magazines?Ok overall but I wouldn't rush to buy on of her books again Sorry for being harsh!!!

    • Touchstone Books says:

      Sometimes in publishing you fall madly in love with a novel and can't. stop. talking about it. Catherine Dunne is such a rare talent and we are extremely proud to publish her.

    • Bret Jarvis says:

      This book was quite the read. Very well written. Good characters. Won courtesy of giveaways.

    • Sam Sattler says:

      The Years That Followed, Irish writer Catherine Dunne's tenth novel, is a tale of two women who do not know each other but who have one thing in common that comes very close to ruining both their lives: the Petros Demitriades family. Petros Demitriades, as it turns out, is a wealthy Cypriot who made his fortune from the hugely profitable shipping company whose management he hopes one day to turn over to his four sons.Calista, daughter of an affluent Irishman and his Spanish wife, falls in love w [...]

    • Joy D says:

      Nuanced fiction set in the 1960s through 1980s in Ireland, Spain, and Cyprus, about two women, Calista and Pilar. They are not related, except peripherally through ties to the wealthy Demitriades family. It is a story of questionable choices driven by youthful impulse and a feeling of being in love. Unfortunately, these choices have painful ramifications.Calista, an Irish 17-year-old, is swept off her feet by an older man, marries, and moves to the family home in Cyprus. She finds out about his [...]

    • Karen Raskin says:

      4.5 stars. A story one can get lost in, particularly during a long train ride. Tragedy and atmosphere galore.

    • David Butler says:

      The myth of the cursed house of Atreus was already ancient when Aeschylus wrote the Oresteia – the warrior father who sacrifices a daughter; the mother who, upon his return from war, kills him ignominiously in his bath; the avenging children. Catherine Dunne’s novel captures the atmosphere of Greek fatalism by beginning with the double murder of father and concubine, then recounting in short vignettes the years that led ineluctably to the heroine Calista’s decision. There is fatalism, too, [...]

    • Stephanie says:

      I received an ARC of this book through a giveaway. I really thought it was a good book. I was invested in the story the whole way through and the characters covered a wide range of personalities, from likable to completely terrible. This is definitely one I'll be recommending to my friends.

    • Bonnie says:

      Seduction, obsession and betrayal followed by revenge will take readers on a drama-filled read following two different women affected by men who hurt them. I can see this being turned into a made for TV movie. I received an ARC for an honest opinion.

    • nikkia neil says:

      Thanks Touchstone and netgalley for this ARC.Intense, gripping, and so real-feeling. This novel will get under your skin, and stay with you for a long time.

    • Olga Fry says:

      It is rare that I give a book, any book, five stars but this book is stunning. Admittedly, it took me some time to finish this book but part of me never wanted it to end. The writing is beautiful, and I became fully invested in the two characters, Calista and Pilar. At the beginning of the novel, I wasn't sure how their lives overlapped but I began to piece things together the more I got into the book. It had everything, as one reviewer pointed out. Love, revenge, some Greek mythology.

    • Sandra Heinzman says:

      Wow, once I dedicated myself to reading this book, I read it pretty quickly and I must say I LOVED it! It's the story of two women, Calista and Pilar, from the 1960's to the present, and how their lives intersect. I couldn't put it down and I want to explore more books by this Irish author. Highly recommend!

    • Jennie says:

      I had not heard of this book but randomly selected. So glad I did - wonderful story telling, characters, settings,and suspense. I was sad for it to end!

    • Donna says:

      Good characters that keeps you guessing until the very end. Very real characterization of women and the lives that they settle into without knowing why or why not.

    • Jessica says:

      Intense.

    • Gloria says:

      Loved it.

    • Jan J says:

      I enjoyed it-an interesting interweaving of the stories of 2 womens lives.

    • Kim Hamilton says:

      A well told story about seduction, obsession, betrayal and revenge. The interesting story follows two very different women set on revenge against the men who hurt them. Kept my interest as the story alternates between past and present. This was my first book by Catherine Dunne, but will definitely read another.

    • Vicky says:

      It was a beautiful book, easy to read, it took me 2 days to finish. Here is a saga set in exotic locations over many years and generations. The story of love, revenge and redemption.

    • Patty says:

      This book kept me wondering to the end. I am trying to include more contemporary fiction in my reading and while this one did go back and forward in time it is a tale of love, hate, betrayal and revenge more than anything else. It entwines the lives of two women who are wrapped up with the men of the same family although they don’t know each other and it is only fate (karma? kismet?) that even brings them into each other’s orbit.Calista is a young girl in Ireland who longs to escape what she [...]

    • Lyn says:

      Another book that's both very interesting and very boring.I read over a third of it, and I'm interested in the story itself, but not so much the way it's executed. The best way I can think to describe it is as just too wordy. Long is fine, if the author can keep it interesting, but I don't think the author did in this one. The story progresses too slow.I skimmed some of the epilogue, and that makes it look like it picks up some, but I don't have the time or patience to another 220 pages of this [...]

    • Jan Goard says:

      This book grabbed my attention quickly. It starts out a little slow but captured my attention right away. The writing is imaginative and the language can be beautiful in places. The author paints vivid pictures in the mind of the reader. I was mildly disappointed with the end but I would recommend this book, especially to women who have been wronged by a lover.

    • Beth says:

      This book swept me away. Loved it. Read it.

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