I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this blog tour. ‘In Her Wake’ has already been on one hell of a journey this year and it’s only April. It’s been published as an eBook, limited edition hardback of which I am the proud owner of a copy and now it’s out in paperback as well. How amazing is that!
Imagine living your life and then one day discovering that it was all a lie and that you are not who you think you are. Unthinkable isn’t it? That’s exactly what happened to Bella. When a tragic family event turns her whole world upside down, Bella makes the decision to find out the truth. After a bit of digging around she embarks on a trip to Cornwall where past betrayals and 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity, but also her life.
You know when you open a book, read the first page and you know straightaway that it’s for you? Well, I can’t tell you just how much I enjoyed ‘In Her Wake’. It’s a truly wonderful and beautifully written story which I absolutely loved. Full of twists and turns and shocking revelations it kept me reading and dying to know what was going to happen next.
There were some interesting characters in this story. I really wasn’t too keen on Bella’s husband David though. He was a control freak and that together with the suffocating childhood she had did nothing to really help Bella, though at the time I guess she wouldn’t have seen it that way. I think she was very brave to go it alone and discover the truth for herself. It helped her grow as a person. What Henry and Elaine did was totally wrong and not acceptable at all but as you’ll find out later there was a reason why they did what they did.
I enjoyed reading about Cornwall where the story is mostly set. It sounds beautiful and is a place I would really like to visit one day.
I have already read a number of great books this year but ‘In Her Wake’ is definitely on my list of favourites. This is one brilliant psychological thriller which I won’t forget in a hurry.
I give this book 5 out of 5.
About Amanda Jennings
Amanda Jennings made her literary début with the internationally bestselling novel Sworn Secret. Her second book, The Judas Scar, was optioned by a film and television production company shortly after release. She is fascinated by the ways people react to trauma and deal with its long-lasting effects, and also the complex relationships within a family unit. She used to work at the BBC, but now writes full-time and looks after her three daughters and a menagerie of animals. She writes a popular blog and is a regular guest on BBC Berkshire’s Book Club. She enjoys running writing workshops, is a judge for the Henley Youth Festival creative writing competition, and is involved with the Womentoring Project, which offers free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up-and-coming female writers who might otherwise not have access to such an opportunity. She is a regular speaker at festivals and book events, combining her childhood love of the stage with her love of writing. She likes to be active, preferably beside the sea or at the top of a snow-covered mountain, and when she isn’t writing she can usually be found walking her dog and enjoying the peace and solitude of the great outdoors.
‘In Her Wake’ is available to buy from Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Wake-Amanda-Jennings-ebook/dp/B016721USK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460204931&sr=1-1&keywords=in+her+wake