In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards

In Her Shadow

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, a...


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TitleIn Her Shadow
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Release DateOct 4th, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Fiction
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Reviews In Her Shadow

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    Wow, my first book from Mark Edwards is a solid winner! A tale of two sisters. Isabel is young and successful, and one day, she is found dead after an accident. Years later, Jessica is still reeling from her sister’s death when her young daughter, Olivia, mentions secrets about Isabel’s past, things she shouldn’t know. With that discovery, Jessica senses that there has to be something more to the story, and perhaps her sister has been murde...
  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Mark Edwards, and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. Mark Edwards is back with another spine-chilling novel that takes the reader inside the eerie world of communication with the afterlife, yet another branch of psychological thrillers. Jessica is the proud mother of two children, though it would seem her youn...
  • Meredith
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsThis is a frustrating review to write because there’s so much I want to say, but can’t because I don’t want to give anything away. Jessica has always believed in ghosts, so much so she believed that she was being haunted when she was a child. So when her 4-year-old Olivia daughter starts relaying messages from her deceased Aunt Izzy, Jessica is beyond spooked. Jessica’s sister Isabel died 5 years and her death was ruled an accid...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    Mark Edwards writes what is often a chilling and creepy psychological thriller with elements of the paranormal. Jessica always felt accustomed to the idea that she was living in the shadows of her more glamorous older sister, Isabel/Izzy. Almost five years ago, Isabel died after falling off the balcony of her luxurious apartment. The police deemed it to be an accident, but was it? Living an ordinary life as a mum, Jessica, still traumatised by Is...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    Jessica's sister, Isabel, “Izzy" died four years ago and Jessica has never doubted the coroner's finding that her sister's death was an accident. But when her four-year-old daughter, Olivia, begins mentioning things, things that only Jessica and her sister knew, Jessica becomes concerned. Is her daughter interested in death because of her age and she is beginning to understand what that means? Is she curious about the Aunt she never knew? As th...
  • Kylie D
    1970-01-01
    Another whirlwind of a book by Mark Edwards! It sees Jessica's 4yo daughter Olivia start to mention things that her Aunt Izzy has told her, things that only Izzy and Jessica would know, except Izzy died before Olivia was born, in what police ruled as an accident. As Olivia comes out with more and more bombshells, now about the day that Izzy died, Jessica starts to think that there was more to her sister's death than meets the eye. She starts to r...
  • Felicia
    1970-01-01
    2.5 StarsReading the synopsis for this book didn't make it clear that, in addition to being a possible murder mystery, this is a ghost story at heart. Had I realized this, I would have never chosen it to read. The creepy-kid-talks-to-ghost-and-relays-information-the-child-couldn't-possibly-know is a tired premise and one that I've never enjoyed. The story follows Jessica, mother of said creepy child and sister to Isabel, the possible victim, on h...
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    Isabel's life seemed perfect. A successful business, a beautiful house, an adoring husband.Isabel and Jessic were sisters. Jessica has two children, Felix and Olivia. Isabel died in a tragic accident. She fell from a balcony at her home before Olivia was born. When Olivia starts misbehaving at school, she tells her teachers that it's her friend Izzy that is making her do these bad things. Jessica is shocked when she learns this, but it seems that...
  • Kim
    1970-01-01
    Jessica Gardner lost her sister Isabel (Izzy) five years ago to a bizarre freak accident. Since that time she has immersed herself in motherhood doting on her two children Felix and Olivia. The children don't know much about aunt Izzy as they have been spared the details of her death. Felix was rather young at the time and Olivia was not even born yet. Suddenly Izzy becomes a daily topic of conversation for four year old Olivia. Jessica is bewild...
  • Mandy White
    1970-01-01
    Mark Edwards never fails to have you staying up way past your bedtime to finish his books... this one was no different! Very big fan of his books and if you haven't read any of them yet - why not!!Jessica is a stay at home mum to four year old Olivia. She has never really gotten over the death of her sister Izzy, who fell from her balcony nearly 5 years ago. The police ruled it to be an accident - but was it really? And how does her daughter know...
  • NZLisaM
    1970-01-01
    Yet another winner from Mark Edwards!Five years ago Jessica’s sister, Isabel, tragically fell from her second storey balcony. Now, Jessica’s daughter, Olivia, who was born after her aunt died, is exhibiting some worrying behaviour. The 4 year is obsessed with death, particularly Isabel’s. Not only that, she insists that Aunt Izzy told her she was pushed by a bad man. Jessica tells herself there must be a rational explanation, but her daught...
  • The Book Review Café
    1970-01-01
    Mark Edwards books never fit neatly into one particular genre, and In Her Shadow is no different, is it a psychology thriller? Possibly, horror? it definitely has elements of that fit this genre, supernatural? there’s plenty of events that suggest it could be, see what I mean?The reader is never sure what the author has planned, and that’s one of the reasons I’m such a huge fan of this authors work, he turns the most ordinary events into an...
  • Eva
    1970-01-01
    When In Her Shadow first popped up on Netgalley, it didn’t have a cover or a book description. Yet, after just having finished Mark Edwards’ previous book, The Retreat, I jumped at the chance to request it. His psychological thrillers with a slightly paranormal vibe to them are always hugely entertaining.Four years ago, Jessica’s sister Izzy fell to her death from a balcony at her home. Jessica never questioned that this event was nothing m...
  • Shawna P.
    1970-01-01
    When I was a kid, Beanie Babies were all the rage. I spent whatever money I had on them and eagerly awaited each new Beanie with such great anticipation. I thought I would be able to retire selling said Beanie Babies when I got older, however, that retirement plan failed. Why am I telling you this? Because decades later I now have something else that creates that same sense of anticipation I had as a kid, and that is Mark Edwards books. In Her Sh...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    A good screenwriter could wring three or four Lifetime movies out of this book. There is a murder mystery, a young child who think she can see a ghost, affairs, obsession, stalking, sexual harassment, sister rivalry, and an unbelievable sex therapy business. I enjoyed the alternating points of view from the past and present but overall, it was just too much. If you are in the mood to binge on a jam-packed melodramatic read, this book could be for...
  • Maranda
    1970-01-01
    Mark Edwards does an excellent job of keeping all the points of his story board juggling in the air. Olivia is the daughter of Jessica - she goes to school, loves her parents, and seems to be in contact with her aunt Izzy. Problem is Izzy is Dead!! How or If this is really happening is the question of the story and if it is true WHY? Characters are well developed as is the plot. "A copy of this book was supplied by Amazon Publishing UK/Thomas & M...
  • Kat Dietrich
    1970-01-01
    In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards is a psychological thriller.First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Thomas & Mercer, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.My Synopsis: Jessie is starting to wonder about her sanity. Her 4-year old daughter seems to be in contact with Jessie’s older sister Izzy, who died 5 years ago. How can Olivia know the things she does?...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    You can always rely on number one bestselling author Mark Edwards to write a hugely thrilling, edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster ride, and this book is no exception. There's no doubt that this is destined to become another top seller. I have been a fan for a long time and have read every one of his published works - they are all incredible! If you appreciate psychological thrillers then put this guy at the top of your list. You will not be disappoi...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    Another good one from Mark Edwards! He's definitely on my must- read-as soon as they come out list!Five years ago Jessica's older sister Isabelle died from an accidental fall. Now, her 4 year old daughter is behaving strangely. She's saying creepy things about Isabelle's fall, things that only the Jessica and Isabelle know, singing Isabelle's favorite song, and other creepy things that she does in the middle of the night. Jessica doesn't believe ...
  • Nadia
    1970-01-01
    Solid 4.5 stars!In Her Shadow is a well written, enjoyable story that was difficult for me to put down. The main character is Jessica who is a mom of a 4-year-old Olivia who seems to be communicating with Jessica's dead sister Isabel. Isabel died 4 years ago when she fell from the balcony of her house. At the time the fall seemed to be an accident but Olivia thinks auntie Izzy might have been pushed.The story is mostly told from the perspective o...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    I look forward to reading Mark Edwards books and was delighted to receive an advanced copy of his latest book In Her Shadow. In this psychological thriller Jessica's four year old daughter Olivia starts to talk about her dead aunt Isobel. Jessica always thought that her sister Isobel's death was an accident but now she's not so sure. Olivia knows things she shouldn't and is saying Isobel talks to her.This book is spooky and has many twists and tu...
  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    1970-01-01
    I read this in one day. Granted it was the last Sunday before I had to go back to work after annual leave and had no other plans but even if I had plans I would have cancelled them. I enjoyed it that much. I really found it difficult to put down. It's quite a page turner. There are quite a few twists and turns including one at the halfway point which made me think there was a red herring and start thinking down a different route...which turned o...
  • Fictionophile
    1970-01-01
    This is the story of two sisters, Isabel (Izzy) and Jessica.  One dead, and one very much alive.Jessica is still mourning the loss of Isabel who died when she fell from a balcony in her home five years ago.  Since she was drinking and had drugs in her system, the death was ruled an accident. Isabel was always the prettiest one, the smartest one, the one with so much going for her...  Jessica had always felt to be in the shadow of her older, mo...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    Two sisters with one questioning trust and the common bonds that form between us all especially involving family tragedies.One of the sisters has passed appearing as accidental yet could there be a more sinister truth lurking among them both.Was Isabel murdered?Can Jessica truly uncover the truth about her sisters past?Does Jessica's daughters long forgotten information shed new light on the entire situation?Deep dark family secrets, hidden lies,...
  • Susan Hampson
    1970-01-01
    I love a book that makes me wonder if ghosts, spirits and an after life really do exist and if they do are they stuck here until unfinished business comes to a close? Well it had been four years since Jessica’s older sister Isabel had died in a tragic accident when she fell from the balcony of her home. No-one had seen what had happened, as no-one was there but now Jessica’s daughter is telling a different story about what happened. Aunt Izzy...
  • Luke.At.What.Im.Reading
    1970-01-01
    First and foremost I would like to thank Amazon Publishing and Netgalley for the advanced copy. In her Shadow by Mark Edwards (release date 4th October 2018)The story follows Jessica mother of two who is struggling with the death of her sister Izzy four years previous, who fell to death from her balcony. Jessica's daughter Olivia starts acting strange and vocalising information that only Jessica and Izzy knew when they were growing up - and thing...
  • Julie Lacey
    1970-01-01
    This is a great story. It leads you one way and when you’re starting to believe the impossible, it’s turned on it’s head. Jessica is still dealing with the death of her sister, Isabel, so when things start to happen which makes her suspect her death was not an accident, she has to investigate. The main problem is that it’s her daughter that seems to be receiving clues about her auntie’s death and is becoming more and more troubled by it...
  • Roma Sharma
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars**Thank you to Netgalley and Amazon publishing for the Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an unbiased review.**This is my first Mark Edwards book and I’m impressed. I started reading this once before but stopped because of the ‘paranormal’ story line. That’s not a genre I usually read. But then I took this up as a challenge and decided to expand my horizons. And boy am I glad that I did!! The book is outstanding. Brilliantly wr...
  • Ann Girdharry
    1970-01-01
    Jessica is struggling to make sense of her four-year-old daughter’s (Olivia) strange behaviour at school. Jessica’s sister, Isabel, was killed a few years previously. From small beginnings, Jessica’s life starts to be overtaken by the idea that Olivia might be communing with her dead aunt Isabel, and that Isabel’s death was not an accident. This is complicated by the fact that the family was visited by a poltergeist during the teenage yea...