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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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About In Her Shadow

Isabel’s life seemed perfect. Successful business, beautiful house, adoring husband. And then she was dead.

For four years Jessica has never doubted that her sister Isabel’s death was an accident. But when Jessica’s young daughter seems to know long-forgotten details about her aunt’s past, Jessica can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister truth behind the tragedy.

As Jessica unearths disturbing revelations about her sister, and about the people she loved and trusted most, it becomes clear Isabel’s life was less than perfect and that Jessica’s might also be at risk.

Did someone murder Isabel? Are they now after Jessica and her family? The key seems to lie in the hands of a child. Can Isabel reveal the truth from beyond the grave, or is the answer closer to home?

In Her Shadow is a gripping tale of family secrets, lies and obsession from the two million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards.

My review of  In Her shadow

In Her Shadow is a chilling read, and one that I could not put down. Mr Edwards really is a master storyteller, giving you just enough information to keep you guessing throughout . This story chilled me to the bone with its otherworldly  tale that was fully believable.

The story revolves around the death of Isabel. The sister who had apparently had it all. The perfect home, life and marriage. On the surface everything seemed good, but as we make our way through the book it becomes apparent that things were not as they seemed. 

It is Jessica's story to tell and it is told exceptionally well. The resentment that she felt towards her sister, and then the guilt for not being there. The story cleverly examines the bond between sisters and how this relationship shifts over time. Even though this book is a chilling thriller, with a little girl at its core, it's also an exploration into family life.

There was a deep sense of unease as I made my way through the pages. The darkness that could never quite be shaken off. This uneasiness was magnified because it is Jessica's young daughter, four-year-old Olivia, who is unearthing the secrets of the past, shedding light on how Isabel lived and what may have happened to her.

In Her Shadow is a cracking page turner of a read that I thoroughly enjoyed  it's a tale of loss and death, the importance of family and seeking the truth, no matter what the cost. Highly recommended

With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advanced Reader Copy.

In Her Shadow is published by Thomas & Mercer on 4 Oct. 2018.

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