About In The Wake
When a body is found floating in London's Royal Albert Dock, successful public relations expert Kay Christie is sent to quiet the media, but things get complicated when it emerges that she knew the victim.
As events spiral out of control, Kay discovers that those close to her may be harbouring another secret - the story of a missing girl. Can Kay discover the truth before her life unravels and she risks losing everything?
In the Wake questions whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind and explores the lengths that we will go to protect the people that we love.
My review of In The Wake
The novel very much focuses upon how our past effects our future, and the fact that we can never fully escape from who we were in the past. We follow Kay, who is still dealing with her difficult psst, and watch as she becomes entangled with current events, that of the body that is found in the river. What is her link? Who is it? What happened? I frantically turned the pages to find out.
In The Wake is a riveting read. It is a serious book, that tackles some very dark issues. There are issues surrounding historical sexual abuse and alcoholism. Kay is also still coming to terms with her mother's death. All of these issues are dealt with sensitivity and compassionately.
This really is a deliciously entertaining crime thriller with a strong female lead. We follow two stories, those of a missing girl and the body that is found in the river. Kay becomes involved and we find out how she is linked because she knew the victim.
I loved the fact that the novel revolved around the PR media world. Kay plays a central part of this world, and I liked reading about her turbulent and, somewhat complicated personal life. Some of the things she did I should really have shook my head at, but I couldn't help but like her.
In The Wake is the kind of book that you say to yourself, 'just a few more pages' and then find yourself still reading an hour later. It's a wonderful read from an incredibly talented debut author.
With thanks to the publisher who sent me a paperback proof copy for review purposes.
In The Wake is published by Urbane Publications on 28 June and it can be found on Amazon here.