March 27

In Her Wake – Amanda Jennings

in her wakeA tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella’s comfortable existence.

Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity, but her life.

Chilling, complex and profoundly moving, In Her Wake is a gripping psychological thriller that questions the nature of family – and reminds us that sometimes the most shocking crimes are committed closest to home.


My thanks to Karen at Orenda Books for my review copy.


I knew that I would be reading In Her Wake so I purposefully have been avoiding reading reviews. What it is impossible to avoid is the fact that all the reviews that I have seen other bloggers and reviewers sharing are incredibly positive, I think all the superlatives have been taken already.

I read In Her Wake in one day and can see why everyone has loved it. I had no idea what to expect but the story of Bella was utterly compelling and I just had to keep reading. Amanda Jennings has a beautiful writing style and paces this story magnificently, her depiction of Cornwall gave the book the real sense of location and I could almost feel the warmth of a beach or the shock of cold water – such was the level of my absorption into the tale.

Bella has had a sheltered upbringing. Raised by an over protective mother, home schooled and encouraged not to mix with other children. She finally gets a degree of freedom when she leaves for university and meets her future husband, however, it seems he is also a very controlling individual. Bella needs to break the shackles and take control of her life.

A family tragedy reveals a dark secret from Bella’s past – suddenly everything she thought she knew is turned on its head. Her life is a lie and she is given just enough information to uncover the truth.  In Her Wake follows Bella’s attempts to uncover the truth about her past and it is an amazing journey that you simply must read.

Dark, intense and utterly unputdownable.


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In Her Wake is available in paperback and digital formats and can be ordered here:

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Posted March 27, 2016 by Gordon in category "Blog Tours", "From The Bookshelf