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In Her Shadow

Narrated by: Esther Wane
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

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.

©2018 Mark Edwards (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Boring Boring

I can not believe how much I was looking forward to this book. Truth is, I felt it was slow and extremely boring. The narrator was awful too.

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Loved it

Read it in one day. Did not what to stop reading to I got to the end to see who did it.

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A very good listen!

I loved listening to this book. Mark Edwards never fails to deliver a book that keeps you enthralled through to the ending and always with a twist and ending that you couldn’t see coming. I loved it. Can’t wait for his next book to come out! Esther Wane narrated this book well.

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Never actually finished this one !

Found this very slow and the narrator was so very monotone I couldn’t finish it !
Usually love his books but not this one -sorry !

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Really good read

Really enjoyed this book. So many twists and ends. Will be looking out for more

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enjoyable

very enjoyable story, compelling story. had a couple of late nights due to the cliff hangers & feeling the need to get to the next chapter. also kept me intrigued whilst walking the dogs. would make a great holiday/on the train read!

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not his best

really didnt get gripped to this story and his other books are much stronger.

enjoy

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Good Read

It was a very enjoyable intriguing story, With an unexpected twist. I can imagine it would make a could short TV series. The narration was really good very clear at a speed that was just right. If I were to say a dislike which is a tad picky the male voices of the narrator weren't always very good. Other than that I would recommend this book.

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This story was ok.

It was going well then seems to have lost its way a bit near the end. Narrated well though.

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  • 08-10-18

Very disappointing.

The narrator irritated me for some reason. She didn't really do much in terms of changing her voice for the different characters. Everyone sounded the same and it was hard to focus. The story was quite bland and didn't really go anywhere. The characters were half-baked and all pretty much unlikable. Everything was spelled out for us leaving no room for mystery or intrigue. Overall, this was just not good for me at all. I'm really hesitant to use another credit on this author despite the rave reviews of his previous work. Maybe this was just a rush job or something. But, yeah, I didn't but enjoy this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-18

In Her Shadow

Great 👍👍as always. Kept me guessing until the very end. Mr. Edwards never disappoints me. 😄😄😄

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  • Jen
  • 11-10-18

A "miss" by a good author

I'm a huge fan of Mark Edwards, but this is a miss for me. His work has started to become a bit formulaic.
Here's how they go (warning, semi-spoilers):
Seemingly paranormal things are happening, ten red herring characters are introduced while crazy things go on, then one by one they are eliminated until the very end, where there's one character that is responsible for some of the crazy things but not all of them and another character is actually the main criminal. Then everything wraps up with a little zinger of that original paranormal stuff- a little "what if".
Mostly, I don't mind this formula, but this one was predictable and the story was not very interesting. Side note: the four year old girl Olivia in this book was so spoiled and annoying, it was hard to sit through. If that were my daughter, she would have told me her "secrets" the first time they came up. I think most parents would react that way.
I look forward to Edwards' next book. This was just very underwhelming.

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  • Bobbi
  • 01-12-18

an enjoyable read

great storyline and Lively characters. Mark Edwards has given us another wonderful read. the narrator gave a wonderful performance as well. but I must say I have never run a crossed a group who drinks so much wine!

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  • TERRANCE
  • 13-08-19

another Home Run for Edwards

His books are the perfect symphony of characters , suspense and surprise twists. Not to mention he can scare the socks right off ya feet

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  • David M. Morris
  • 13-06-19

Very good! Stick with it!

I had a bit of trouble in the beginning, but I am so glad I hung in there! I really like books that toggle between time periods, where the voices are pitch perfect, add some supernatural element and I'm hooked!! Very good job to both the author and the narrator!!!

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  • Angie L Uribe
  • 30-01-19

read it!!!

love mark edwards...was a really good read...had me guessing all the way through it...didnt expect twist....recommend highly!!!!!

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  • Lee Anne Wooton
  • 25-01-19

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON WHEN READING

Holy WOW, this was a good one. It scared the bejesus outa me and I had to keep the lights on at night. Creepy, suspenseful and scary as hell. He leads you down one road then you end up right back where you started. Full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing right up to the last word of the book.

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  • Carole Wooten
  • 14-01-19

Kept me guessing until the end!

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!

I received a digital review copy of this book from Amazon Publishing UK via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from Kindle Unlimited.