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.
Jessica is happily married with two children. The loss of her sister over four years ago, is still very much felt. Even more so when her daughter Olivia starts to mention things about Izzy (Isabel) that there is no possible explanation as to how she could know them.
We are taken back and forth in present day with Jessica trying to get to the bottom of things with her daughter and questioning if her sisters death really was an accident. In the past we get to see more of Isabel and what her life was like in the lead up to her death.
The author will have you questioning everyone. I felt certain that some people were totally innocent and hadn’t even considered them of being guilty of anything. The author would throw something into the light though that made me have doubts about them all. I loved Olivia’s character and the kind of supernatural feel as to whether there is something even more sinister afoot.
In Her Shadow was a pulse racing read that I struggled to tear myself away from. I was kept guessing throughout until the heart pounding conclusion. It makes you question how well you really know your loved ones. Another great psychological thriller of a read by the author.