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In Her Shadow Kindle Edition
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.
“A bold and chilling concept, with twists that you’ll never guess!” —Claire McGowan
“Unique and compelling. A breath of fresh air for the crime genre. This is Mark’s best yet.” —Jenny Blackhurst
About the Author
Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people, and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.
He is the author of seven previous novels, six of which were #1 bestsellers, including Follow You Home (a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards), The Lucky Ones (shortlisted for a Dead Good Award) and The Retreat. He has also co-written six novels with Louise Voss.
Originally from the south coast of England, Mark now lives in the West Midlands with his wife, their three children, two cats and a golden retriever.
Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via his website, www.markedwardsauthor.com.
- ASIN : B07CBVH3JZ
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (4 Oct. 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2524 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 367 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1503948080
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,787 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 October 2018
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When we were introduced to a 4-year-old, Olivia, I was thinking ‘uh oh, creepy kids scare the life out of me’, and she did freak me out on a whole new level. The whole story frightened the heck out of me; I swear even my bones shook with terror!
The characters were flawless, well described and complex. I loved Jessica’s tenacity and fierceness whilst hunting for the truth of what really happens to her sister. I loved her amateur detective mode, that she pull off so damn well you’d think she was actually a professional.
I loved, also, that we get two sides to the story; Jessica and Isabel’s. It made it interesting and revealing. I didn’t want this story to end, like with previous books from this author, and now we have to wait til July for his next head blowing book to arrive!
Although The Retreat is still my absolute favourite, followed closely by The Magpies, this one definitely comes in at number 3 for me, and The Lucky Ones sits at number 4.
This author is absolutely incredible and creating creepy stories that have a hint of horror and a whole lot of brain-muddling scenes.
Bravo, Mr. Edwards, you’ve done it again!
The writing is amateurish like a poorly written debut and the characters,Are boring.
Jessica in this story is totally boring and totally unrealistic and making a four year old child a main character is a definite NO no
Stick to psychological thrillers which Mark is great at but give up your attempt on the paranormal because I'd you continue I for one will not bother to 'read any more of your kindle stories
Jessica's sister Isobel, died four years ago in what appeared to be a tragic accident. But Jessica's daughter's insistence that she is speaking to "Auntie Izzy" leads Jessica to delve into her sister's life which is full of murky secrets. Jessica is soon wondering if Isobel's death really was an accident afterall. With a rich array of characters under suspicion you will be kept guessing until the end.
This book is a great read, it's well written and engaging, a real page turner! There is a lot going on and it would have been easy to devour it one sitting if only I'd had the time!
One of the back stories had a supernatural element that I loved. It was quite unnerving and reminded me of the true story of "The Enfield Poltergeist" The scenes withe Jessica's daughter were particularly scary - I won't say too much but there's a scene involving some stuffed toys that will stay with me forever!
In fact there was a lot of very creepy moments through the book - it will please both paranormal and thriller fans equally.
A story of 2 very close sisters, Jessica and Isabel, who were very similar in some ways but also very different in others, tragically separated by the tragedy of Isabels untimely and very suspicious death 5 years previous.
Now Jessica's 4 year old daughter Olivia (who is an amazing character) is starting to say things that she could only have heard from her deceased aunt.... But how can that possibly be??? Read this amazing book to find out, you will not be disappointed!!
Another nailed on 5 star book by the best author of psychological thrillers out there right now. It will have the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end I guarantee.