REVIEW by Carole: In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards

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.




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About the Book

In Her Shadow
by Mark Edwards

n/a; standalone

Supernatural Suspense

Thomas & Mercer

Publication Date
October 4, 2018

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Carole’s Review

This was good!  I have not had the opportunity to read any of Mark Edwards writing before picking up this book so I really had no idea what to expect.  I now know that I want to read a lot more of his work.  This was a book that pulled me in right away and kept me guessing until the very end.  I was completely entertained by this wonderfully woven story.

Jessica is a happily married mother of two children.  Jessica’s sister, Isabel, died in a tragic accident years ago.  Or did she?  Jessica’s young daughter, Olivia, seems to know things about her aunt that just isn’t possible since she is too young to remember Isabel.  Did someone kill Isabel?  If so, who could have done it?  Is Isabel’s ghost really speaking to young Olivia or is something else going on?

The mystery in this story was pretty complex and it really seemed like just about anything could have happened.  I loved the fact that it kept me guessing until the very end.  It was really interesting to spend time with Isabel in the time leading up to her death.  I thought that the things happening with Olivia was just creepy enough to give me a small case of the chills.  I enjoyed watching Jessica desperately work to put the pieces of her sister’s death together.  There were really a lot of things that came up that may have played a role in what happened.

This was my first experience listening to Ester Wane’s narration and I thought she did a great job with this story.  She really had the perfect voice to tell this story.  I thought that she added a lot of intensity and emotion to the story.  She handled the cast of characters very well and the dialogue in the story felt very authentic.  She had the kind of voice that was very easy to listen to for hours at a time.

I would recommend this book to fans of mystery thrillers.  This book had a lot of great elements that came together to tell a story that was hard to put down.  I look forward to reading more from Mark Edwards soon!

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