🎉🎉 Happy publication day to Mr Mark Edwards 🎉🎉 In Her Shadow is out today! Those of you who have followed me for a while (or have had a good nosey around the blog) will know I am rather partial to a Mark Edwards book! You can find my reviews for A Murder of Magpies and The Retreat by clicking on the links!
Massive thanks to Thomas and Mercer and Amazon Publishing for my copy of In Her Shadow which I received through Netgalley.
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.
What Did I Think?
I’m a bit of a sceptic when it comes to things of the paranormal in real life but when it comes to reading it in fiction, I’m more game. So the thought of Jessica and her family being haunted by her late sister gave me the chills but knowing Mark Edwards, there is always an explanation of the human variety but it’s matter of working out who and why.
The author has managed to create a sinister feel to the book with Olivia talking to her dead aunt and the unexplained events that take place in Jessica’s life. With young Olivia knowing things that she really shouldn’t know, I felt for her mum wanting to know how she knew them. It would make me go out of my mind! For me personally, this is a return to form for Mr Edwards. I got the heebie jeebies as I read the story and as I turned over in my head the events I was learning about.
I love how Edwards slips in references to his other books and characters. It’s subtle and brief but for those who have read his books, it brings a little smile to a fan’s face.
Edwards has woven a highly topical tale into a story of bereavement and the search for truth. The story shows that nothing is quite what it seems and to trust no-one!!
Who is Mark Edwards?
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, http://www.markedwardsauthor.com.