A perfect life … until she discovered it wasn’t her own

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 also 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.

Selected for WHSmith Fresh Talent 2016

‘Slick, smart storytelling with real heart’ full Big Issue

‘A gripping concept powers this emotional, sinuous thriller’ Woman and Home

‘This mesmerising and haunting thriller is a true literary beauty’ Five stars from Heat Magazine 

‘Heartbreaking and emotionally stunning…one of the most mature genre novels I’ve read for a long time’ The Scottish Herald

‘Hauntingly beautiful.’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Delicately weaves loss and grief with threads of hope in a very human story with a strong heart.’ Sarah Hilary

‘In Her Wake is a beautifully observed portrait of one woman’s quest for identity, family and the truth about her past. Thoughtful, atmospheric and deeply immersive, it wields an almost mesmeric power over the reader from the first page to the last. As a story about the love and hope between sisters, parents and children it’s both wise, sensitive and intelligently drawn. I loved it.’ Hannah Beckerman

‘A haunting and compelling read, charged with perfectly observed emotion and a poetic gift for language.’ Iona Grey

‘This, people, is the psychological thriller of 2016.’ Reading Room with a View. Full review here.

‘Every now and then, I come across a book that is so perfect, and that moved me so deeply, that I doubt I’ll ever be able to find the right words to write about it.’ Being Anne. Full review here

‘Stunning and unforgettable. Jennings has truly found her voice.’ Pam McIlroy. Full review here.

‘Captivating and beautifully written, In Her Wake explores a truly devastating and disturbing subject, yet somehow manages to leave the reader with hope. This is a subtle type of psychological thriller, a compelling tale of  a shattered family interwoven with a spattering of expertly timed twists and turns. As you might be able to tell: I absolutely loved it.’ – SJI Holliday

‘…Full of sharply observed emotions, complex characters and an exquisitely depicted Cornwall setting, this is easily one of the best and most powerful books I’ve ever had the honour of reading.’ Full review at Reviewed the Book

‘In Her Wake is psychologically chilling … beautifully observed story of a journey of self-discovery … A powerful page-turner from an author who goes from strength to strength.’  Full review at Random Things Through my Letterbox

In Her Wake is beautifully written, an emotionally stunning story that envelops you in a kind of reading madness, as you follow Bella down the rabbit hole. Distinctive, descriptive and psychologically chilling, this is bound to be one of the standouts of the year.’ Liz Loves Books

 Amanda Jennings has raised the bar and cleared it effortlessly. A truly captivating, gripping read that touched my heart. The hurt, pain and raw emotions were so vivid I could feel my chest tighten with emotion at every page turn. A book I devoured, but the story is still resonating a week later.’ Crooks on Books


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