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In Her Wake Audiobook

In Her Wake

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Publisher's Summary

A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella's comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity but her life.

Chilling, complex and profoundly moving, In Her Wake is a gripping psychological thriller that questions the nature of family - and reminds us that sometimes the most shocking crimes are committed closest to home.

©2015 Amanda Jennings (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Kindle Customer 10-24-16 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "I Finally Know Who I Am"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, I think in this case the written version would be better.


    What other book might you compare In Her Wake to and why?

    I hate this ? and never answer it!!!!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Yes, her accent with Dawn was driving me crazy, and she made her sound so dim- witted.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she found out the WHOLE story!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, but I wouldn't listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bec/audiothing Australia 06-12-16
    bec/audiothing Australia 06-12-16

    I review books and audiobooks, mostly mystery, police procedurals, That's about it!

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    "Enthralling Story with a Beautiful Narration"


    Review
    Tread carefully dear reader, all is not what it seems!
    A slow start, in fact I began to think it might be a tad to "literary" for me, and maybe a bit too intellectual as well. You know, like one of those prize winning books we think we ought to read but never do.
    However, don't be fooled.
    The writing is so good that before I knew it I was getting mad at one of the characters, you know it has to be good when you are getting mad at a fictional person, so I would advise you to stick with it, it is so worth it.

    At times I didn't much like Bella, it was in the way she behaved towards the family that she so desperately wanted to know. She seemed to have no understanding of human needs nor did she seem able to recognise the feelings of others.

    Yet how could she?

    She had a cloistered childhood, raised as she was under the smothering wings of an abnormally protective mother and a complicit father. She was home schooled and so never mixed with other children. Her husband David isolated and manipulated her. Bella had never had the chance to acquire social skills.

    It happened when Bella and her husband were at her childhood home to attend her mothers funeral. Henry, her father, had a long held secret to tell Bella but he simply could not bear to speak the words, and so he informed her in the most horrific of ways.
    With nobody left but David, Bella takes the secret and runs, she tells David nothing, he doesn't know the secret nor does he know her destination.
    The secret has led her to Cornwall where she seeks out and finds the Tremaynes, Dawn and her sick and totally dependant mother Alice, they live in humble conditions and in not so genteel poverty. Dawn accepts no help and is her mothers full time carer.
    Dawn has her own secrets and though she knows who Bella is, she is not willing to allow her to impose upon them. Bella is not welcome.

    There is one particular chapter that stays in my head; Dawn has a strong reaction to Bellas behaviour and the way the author conveys those feelings is masterful, each well chosen word conveys Dawns thoughts and feelings so perfectly.

    For me, it is was when Bella reached Cornwall that the real story began, the secret had been revealed, or had it?
    There is so much more to be discovered....

    I loved reading about Cornwall, I was born and raised there and was delighted to hear some of the old expressions included. It was good to hear mentions of the Cornish Language, especially of the attempts of coffee shop owner from "up country" to learn it which added a few light hearted moments to the story.
    And, of course, to be reminded of the legend of Morveren, the maid from the sea "the Mermaid of Zennor"

    Narrator
    Kate Rawson captures the beautiful musical lilt and cadence of the West Cornwall accent perfectly. It's rare to hear an actor produce such a good Cornish accent and I marvelled at her authenticity, then I discovered she spent the first years of her life in Cornwall!
    Kate gives each character, male and female, a distinct and easily identifiable voice making it easy for the listener to follow the story.
    Her sensitive and skilled interpretation of the authors beautiful writing immerses the listener in the story adding an extra dimension of pleasure to the experience.

    This audiobook is my own copy.


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    aaron f. 05-17-16
    aaron f. 05-17-16
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    "Slow"

    This book was so annoying that, although I tried to get through it, I had to rescue myself from my futile effort to find out what the heck the story was at Chapter Eight. It is too wordy and full of unnecessary descriptives to a fault. It made me feel I was wasting time. On to another book!

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  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    10/5/16
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    "An absolute Gem!"
    Where does In Her Wake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the best.


    What about Kate Rawson’s performance did you like?

    Her narration was excellent.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I rarely have strong emotional reactions to a book, but this story at various times made me feel sad, shocked and happy.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is original and very well written. In particular, the dialogue is beautifully composed (many, otherwise good books, fall down on the quality of the dialogue). The characters, many of whom are quite disturbed, are richly drawn. Themes of loss, grief, psychological control, domestic abuse, including child physical abuse and despair are explored here. However, the author writes with a light touch, such that despite these themes, the story meanders gently throughout and makes it an easy read/listen. I really didn't want to put this one down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Liane
    6/21/16
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    "Fantastic!"

    Wow, what a great book - the way this story is written just made me want to stop everything else and just immerse myself in it. The characters are extremely believable and I went through a whole gamut of emotions. The audiobook was fantastic and well read by Kate Rawson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marian
    Ireland
    11/11/16
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    "Very good"

    A little bit soppy here and there but all in all a very good story well delivered.

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  • Hilary W.
    11/4/16
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    "Fabulous"

    The story begins with the death of Bella's Mother, going home for the funeral with her controlling husband, to be greeted by a distant father. Then she finds her father dead too and from that point everything starts to unravel, while at the same time build slowly towards a complex resolution. Loved it, loved the reading, loved being surprised time and time again by the twists and turns of the plot. This was really all about motherly love and loss, but don't be fooled into thinking that this is all you are going to get. Compulsive reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom
    10/30/16
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    "Much better than predicted"

    When I started to listen to this, I was not sure, but the story got better and better, even ignoring the surreal bits. Good story, good listen and lovely mentions of St. Ives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Watton at Stone
    10/2/16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed In Her Wake."

    I did so enjoy this book. The people in the book were well explained. It was different to my previous physiological thrillers that I read. Held my interest to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brilliant
    4/27/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Brilliant! Excellent story line. Captivating and Heart Warming. I felt like I wanted to read this story forever 😀.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TM
    UK
    4/25/16
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    "Not the thriller I expected"

    I didn't really feel the reader suited the story. I'm not sure why but she sounded so different to how the main character felt in my head that I gave up and read the second half of the book. The story itself is well written, but not the thriller take I expected. Am excellent plot twist at the end was wasted imo as it was covered so fast in the story.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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