Blog Tour: In The Wake

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the gripping thriller In The Wake...

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.


My thoughts...

In The Wake is a well written debut thriller that is packed full of suspense. The pace is just right as the story gradually unfolds.

One thing that I think is important in a good thriller is fully fleshed out interesting characters. There were no tropes here- our protagonist Kay is strong willed, and someone I could definitely empathise with. She was struggling with past events that she had never fully dealt with as well and that was a strong theme throughout the book- can the past ever stay buried? It is also worth noting that Kay is gay, and I felt like that was important as LGBTQ+ characters aren't particularly prevalent, especially in the thriller genre. 

I felt like the author was really careful of how she dealt with certain themes in the book such as addiction and sexual assault. These themes were never used as just plot points. If you enjoy thrillers, but want your read to have a little more substance then In The Wake should be your next read.

Psychological thriller + LGBTQ+ characters + feminism = YES PLEASE!

In The Wake is out now in paperback here                 

Huge thanks to Kelly at Love Books Group for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.   

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