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In Her Shadow by @mredwards

By Pamelascott

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.


[The moment Jessica reached her daughter's classroom door, Mrs Rose leaned out and said the phrase Jessica dreaded more than any other]


(Thomas & Mercer, 4 October 2018, 358 pages, ebook, borrowed from @AmazonKindle #PrimeReading)



I've read a few of the author's book now and have been generally impressed. I really wasn't sure about this one. It seemed to take ages to get going and the whole is Olivia being haunted thing started to irritate after a while. Still, I'd enjoyed other books by the author so much I stuck with it, convinced the bumps would smooth out. I'm glad I did because the book turned a corner and started to really come together. I enjoyed the way the book is structured; alternating the present with flashbacks leading up to Isabel's death and the truth about what happened on the last night of her life. This was worth sticking with.

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