In My Wake by Ruth Harrow @ruth_harrow @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview

In My Wake cover

Wooo hooo!! I’m kicking the week off in style by sharing my review of Ruth Harrow’s In My Wake on the penultimate day of the blog tour.

Many thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of In My Wake.

The Blurb

Some secrets are best kept buried … But someone won’t let her forget …

Decades ago, the disturbing disappearance of an eleven-year-old girl shook the tiny village Hannah grew up in. Now Hannah receives the shock of her life when she is told her sister, April, has committed suicide. Distraught, she returns to her childhood home for the funeral.

But someone who refuses to forget the past has sickening shocks in store for the grieving family and soon latch onto Hannah instead, leaving her looking over her shoulder at every turn.

Now the nightmares aren’t only inside Hannah’s head …

The close-knit community is rattled as devastating secrets and unspeakable truths are shaken up and it seems everyone has a secret to hide …

Hannah feels her grip on reality slipping as she starts to suspect even those closest to her – including her husband Will. April had uttered words of warning against him, but was it merely jealousy? Or does Hannah truly have something to fear from the father of her child?

Could the danger be closer to home than she realises?

And why is Hannah’s own father insisting that the past should remain in the past?

In My Wake is an unputdownable psychological thriller about a woman forced to confront her devastating past. Fans of K.L. Slater, Shalini Boland, Laura Marshall and The Silent Patient will love the shocking twists and unexpected revelations.


What Did I Think?

Why have I not heard of Ruth Harrow before?? Why why why??? Psychological thrillers are my chosen genre and yet I don’t understand why I’ve never read any of Harrow’s books before…. yes that’s right I really enjoyed this tense thriller!

As Hannah returns to her childhood home for her sister’s funeral, she starts to get unnerving messages from someone professing to be her sister. But she’s dead isn’t she? Well, presumed; no body was actually found… a little bit like poor Paige Wakefield. Are both these women alive and taunting Hannah in her grief?

But Little Bishopford is a nosey village. Everyone knows what’s happening the instant it happens and the village grapevine is faster than the bullet train. Can Hannah find out who her tormentor is before the secrets of the past hit the grapevine and everyone knows what happened so many years ago?!

Like I said, I really enjoyed In My Wake. The bubbling thread about Paige Wakefield added to Hannah’s unnerved feelings towards those in Little Bishopsford, those she’d know most of her life. I didn’t know who was telling the truth, even Hannah’s recollections of her adolescence could be questioned. A cracking psych-thriller if ever I read one.

Who Is Ruth Harrow?

Ruth Harrow profile

Ruth Harrow was born and raised in London and graduated from the University of Kent before embarking on an unfulfilling career as an accountant.

She eventually put pen to paper and her debut psychological thriller, In Her Footsteps, was published in 2018 and quickly became a bestseller. Following the success of her first novel, her second book, You’re All Mine, was released in 2019. Her third psychological thriller, In My Wake will arrive on 16 July 2020.

She lives in Colchester with her husband, two children and chocolate Labrador, Rolo.
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