In the wake blog tour

In the wake was gifted to me in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Book: in the wake 

Author: Helen trevorrow

Genre: mystery/thriller 

Rating: 3 stars 

Contains: cheating, sexual assault and murder. 


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 review 

Heading into the story I was really excited for a great mystery thriller but right from the get go I was very confused as who we were meeting and what significance they held within the story. 

We follow our main character who knows the victim and is trying to figure out what happened. We don’t know if they were friends or if there was bad blood between them so I wasn’t really sure how this had any significance. 

As the investigation continued I became very bored and just wanted this story to end. The ending was a savior in this story. I had no idea who killed the victim and the reveal was amazing. I didn’t not see it coming at all! 

This story was a pretty okay novel with some more work and plotting I believe Helen will become a superb author and I look forward to reading more from her. 

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.

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