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The Judas Scar Will and Harmony's seemingly idyllic marriage is left shattered after she loses a baby she didn't realise she wanted While at a friend's party she raises the subject of trying again and Will s reaction leaves her hurt and confused Removing herself from the crowd she encounters an enigmatic stranger whose advances she rejects only to later discover that the handsome man is Will's childhood friend from boarding school Luke When Will struggling to confront the culture of bullying that marred his childhood reveals a secret too painful for her to bear Harmony is left caught between the husband she loves and the promises made by an obsessive stranger Great read You got to know the characters twice how they appeared on the surface to everyone else and then as the story unfolded you got to find out what they were like underneath What had driven them to become the person they now was Very thought provoking 5 Amazing StarsGeez I was way out of my element reading this I can't stress enough how much I loved this The story takes place in London Two damaged boys results of both of their hateful fathers are sent to a school called Farrington Hall It's there that they share a dormitory with about 30 other boys The things that go on there it killed me I was just beside myself through this story and if it were possible to get hold of the Mr Drysdales or the Alastair Farrows of the world I would definitely do time The name of these troubled boys are Will English and Luke Crawford This story goes from Present to Flashbacks and I think it was done perfectly but then hell what do I know? I'm not a pro What these boys have become in present day are men who have tried to move on with their lives keeping the awful memories hidden deep but Will is silently tormented by the memories everyday and has never been open about it with anyone including his wife of 20 years The emotional damage inflicted upon him growing up influenced his want of children he simply didn't want and his wife Harmony was clear on that yet she does end up pregnant but then loses it Then when a secret is revealed by Will to his wifeMaybe a wee bit? So not cool babeThis is when the story takes off and begins going off the rails one car at a time and by the end of the book a train wreck Kind of cliché? Of course but there is no better way to describe itimage error Publication Date 1st May 2014 from Cutting Edge PressThank you to the author and publisher for the review copyScars We all carry them Some are mere scratches Others run deeperAt a school rife with bullying Will and his best friend Luke are involved in a horrific incident that results in Luke leavingTwenty five years later their paths cross again and memories of Will’s painful childhood come flooding back to haunt him His wife Harmony who is struggling after a miscarriage that has hit her hard wishes Will would open up about his experiences But while Will withdraws further she finds herself drawn to the charismatic stranger from her husbands past and soon all three are caught in a tangled web of guilt desire betrayalOh what a tangled web we weaveand this was a beautifully evocative character driven tale of those things which haunt us and shape who we are With some intensely drawn and authentic characters to lead the way this was dark addictive reading of the best kindThis is one of those stories where you get SO involved in the lives of the people within its pages that they become very real to you You want to comfort them shout at them turn them back from the brinkand you live through every single moment with them I loved Harmony loyal yet torn between want need and love I felt deeply for Luke and was endlessly annoyed at Willthe next reader will see it all differently no doubt and therein lies the beauty of the writingThe story ebbs and flows in a compelling way – as a look at the psychological effects of bullying it is realistic and emotional The things that happen to us in childhood resonate on and when that experience is as harsh and often violent as bullying can be there can be long term damage that isnt always easy to see This comes across extremely well here – again because of the characters who truly tell the taleDark themes here handled with intelligence and compassion I thought this was terrific Highly RecommendedHappy Reading Folks Things are never uite as they seem on the outside That's certainly true of Will and Harmony's marriage They appear to be rock solid Married for twenty years and so in love both have careers that they enjoy they love their uirky flat they have many friends But this is a story about scars and their marriage bears a huge scar Harmony lost their unborn child a few months ago and she is hurting Will has always been clear that he doesn't want to be a father and when Harmony decides that she'd like to try for another baby the old wounds beneath Will's scars open up and he discloses a secret that could potentially rip their world apartAs Harmony deals with Will's disclosure she finds herself drawn towards Luke; an old friend from Will's schooldays Will and Luke have matching visible scars across the palm of their hands and created when they decided that they were blood brothers and would never let each other down It is clear though as the story progresses that Luke has invisible scars too He and Will are not comfortable in each other's company there are secrets in their past that have never been discussed and Luke intends to make someone pay for the way that his life turned outAmanda Jennings's writing is broody and dark there is an underlying tension throughout this novel that is just waiting to explode Will and Harmony are well formed characters they both have issues; Will can't bear to talk about his schooldays or his late Father Harmony struggles to cope with the loss of those that she has loved; her Father her Mother and her unborn childLuke is obsessive He sets his sights on Harmony and is not prepared to give up until he has got what he wants Obsessions tormentors bullying and scars; both hidden and visible these are the themes that run through The Judas Scar and as the story twists and turns to the shocking conclusion the reader is swept along by the wonderfully descriptive writing The Judas Scar is one of those novels that you need to keep reading just one page because the instant that you put it down you'll be thinking of it and when you finish it you'll be wondering about it for uite a whileTense tightly plotted with characters that are by no means perfect and in some cases just twisted I was totally transfixed by the story an excellent read from a talented author

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Judas Scar
  • Amanda Jennings
  • English
  • 22 December 2016
  • 9781908122711

About the Author: Amanda Jennings

Amanda is mother to three daughters and lives in chaotic contentment just outside Henley on Thames with a houseful of pets and a husband She is the author of five books Sworn Secret The Judas Scar In Her Wake The Cliff House and The Storm which is coming out in July 2020 She is currently working on her sixth novel A psychological thriller set on the wilds of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall If she

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