In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings


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A perfect life … until she discovered it wasn’t her own.

A 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 also 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.


The most beautifully, hauntingly written, depressing piece of work I’ve read in a long time.

If you’re looking for a suspenseful mystery, this is not for you. This is a slow, slow burn. Very atmospheric and beautiful in its prose – it fully immerses you in the story. It almost feels like a disturbing coming of age story.

5-star writing. The story was just too much for me. Too many highly flawed, psychologically damaged characters in one place to the point that it didn’t seem believable.

And now, I’m going to have to go read something light and funny to lighten the mood!

3/5 stars

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