It’s my stop on the blog tour for the utterly amazing In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards today!
Before I share my thoughts, here’s the blurb …
Thomas & Mercer (4 Oct. 2018)
It’s been a while since I had to read a book with the lights on at night but Mark Edwards’ latest offering, In her Shadow, had me all discombobulated!
Before I share my thoughts on for the blog tour, here’s the blurb …
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 thoughts …
Oh. My. Flipping. God!
What a belter. Another belter. Another creepy as hell offering from Mr Edwards that had me questioning everything and everyone in this book!
Jessica’s sister died five years ago … it was an accident. A tragic accident.
Olivia, Jessica’s four-year-old daughter, never met her aunt Isabel, she was conceived just a few short weeks before the accident, so how is she now talking about things she shouldn’t know? Things from Isabel and Jessica’s childhood that no one else knew.
As things start to take a sinister turn, Jessica has no choice but to rethink the conclusion that Isabel’s death was an accident.
This is a hard story to talk about in terms of the plot, but rest assured, there are twists and turns and revelations that will leave you gasping for breath!
Edwards is on form again with In Her Shadow, not that I expected anything else! Bringing us another psychological thriller with a supernatural twist, he expertly draws you into the world and lives of the characters, characters who are perfectly developed and a plot that is well thought-out and executed to perfection.
I loved Jessica. Disturbed by what is going on, she is drawn into a web of secrets and lies she had no idea about, her world is being rocked to its very core, but she stays strong, she does what she needs to protect her family, and she stays true to herself while doing it.
With a stellar cast of supporting characters, all of whom are believable and realistic, In Her Shadow is an all-consuming thrill-fest that will completely captivate you!
Highly recommended by this Little Bookworm!
Huge thanks to the team at Midas PR and the author for my stop on the tour.
You can get your copy now!
About the author …
I write psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people.
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I have sold over 2 million books since my first solo novel, The Magpies, was published in 2013. Since then I have topped the bestseller lists several times. My other novels are Because She Loves Me, Follow You Home, What You Wish For, The Devil’s Work, The Lucky Ones and The Retreat. I have also published A Murder of Magpies (a short sequel to The Magpies) and six books co-authored with Louise Voss.
I live in the West Midlands, England, with my wife, our three children, two cats and a golden retriever.
Please note: there is another author called Mark Edwards. If a title is not listed on my author page, it’s not by me.
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