In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings
Genre; Psychological thriller
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.
This is an utterly beautiful read that I didn’t want to end. I felt swept away by the prose and the emotion of, not only Bella as she stumbles through the discoveries she makes, but the stunning Cornish coastal setting where the majority of this takes place. Jennings does a fabulous job of breathing life into it and makes you care deeply for the characters.
After reading the blurb I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving anything away that I shouldn’t, but it’s an emotionally charged story with a dark crime at its heart, but it’s a crime that is explored in a wonderfully sensitive manner and with more emotional context than many crime novels. We see how people survive and deal with the after effects of crime.
This is a beautiful, haunting, thought-provoking and page-turning novel and it will stay with you long after you finish it.
With thanks to the author and publisher, Orenda for my copy.