‘When Anna, Lizzie Thorne’s charismatic sister, is killed in a tragic fall from the roof of her school, her family is devastated. One year on and grief still has a hold on them. Kate, Anna’s mother, has retreated from her family and is desperate to find someone to blame for her daughter’s death. Her father, Jon, is doing his best to care for his family but the pressure of holding his marriage together is pushing him to breaking point. Amid her parents’ turmoil, Lizzie, Anna’s younger sister, just wants to leave her sister’s ghost in the past and find happiness again. But then a devastating revelation begins to raise questions concerning what really happened the night Anna died. Whilst Kate and Jon grapple with Anna’s emerging secrets, Lizzie dives headlong into a passionate, but forbidden, first love affair. As the family battle to regain their footing they they realise it’s the love they have for each other that has the power to finally heal them .

After devouring The judas scar the other week I had to read more of Amandas writing . Its amazing this is her debut novel as yet again had me hooked and it captures you .

Her ability to create characters you want to read about and storylines which are real and raw .

This covers the subject of losing a child and the aftermath that has on a family and you can feel the pain from the pages .

I loved the chapters being titled and they were the perfect length ensuring you are kept hooked and wanting to read more.

I hope Amanda is writing lots and lots as I for one cant get enough.




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