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In The Wake
by Helen Trevorrow
Publisher: Urbane Books
When a body is found floating in London’s Royal Albert Dock, successful public relations expert Kay Christie is sent to quiet the media, but things get complicated when it emerges that she knew the victim.
As events spiral out of control, Kay discovers that those close to her may be harbouring another secret – the story of a missing girl. Can Kay discover the truth before her life unravels and she risks losing everything?
In the Wake questions whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind and explores the lengths that we will go to protect the people that we love.
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This is a dark gritty thriller, it did take me a while to get into the story though as I felt it seemed to jump about a bit, but once I got my stride going I couldn’t put this down! Kay Christie is facing a PR nightmare and her job when a boy is discovered floating in the docks at the Excel. She catches a glimpse of his face, and we are met with her recognition of the dead man and from here everything takes a downward spiral.
Memories of her past encounter with the dead man come to the forefront and as she struggles with losing her biggest client, relationship problems, becoming attracted to the police officer working the case –honestly there is so much going on that you just cant help but keep reading until the wee hours of the morning!
This story will have you gripped and when it all comes together at the end I was not expecting the who, even though something was niggling at me thinking it could have been them
Please note this books features a lesbian relationship with some fairly explicit sexual scenes.
About the Author
Helen Trevorrow is a graduate of the 2016 Faber Academy creative writing programme. She studied at Leeds University and has worked in marketing and public relations in London. She is a specialist food and drink PR. Helen’s debut novel IN THE WAKE is a feminist crime thriller about family, unrealised trauma and alcoholism. Helen has ghost-written many articles for newspapers, magazines and websites. She lives in Brighton, Sussex with her wife and child.