THRILLED to welcome Amanda Jennings to Orenda!

THRILLED to welcome Amanda Jennings to Orenda!

We are completely delighted to announce the acquisition of World English Language rights for bestselling author Amanda Jennings’ In Her Wake, from Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency.

 A dark, page-turning psychological thriller, In Her Wake is also a profoundly moving and dramatic story of one woman’s self-discovery, when a family tragedy reveals shocking news that changes her life forever.

The reason why I bought it? In Her Wake is a chilling, exquisitely written and evocative thriller that hinges on the abduction of a child, and the effect this crime has on everyone connected with it. It’s also a compelling study of the nature of identity, with a series of interconnected, traumatic discoveries driving a complex and deftly orchestrated plot set on the rugged and richly described Cornish coast. Amanda’s reputation as a fine writer preceded her, and In Her Wake is undoubtedly her best yet, placing her firmly at the heart of contemporary crime fiction.

I could not be more excited to publish Amanda, and know that In Her Wake is a perfect fit for the growing Orenda list. It’s one of those books that you simply can’t stop thinking about, and with such beautifully drawn characters, a tense, spine-chilling plot, and an evocative setting, this is heading for the bestseller lists! Watch this space!

Lovely Amanda is pleased to join us, and said, ‘I am over the moon to be joining Orenda. I am inspired by Karen’s energy and passion, and it’s wonderful to see how she champions her books and takes care of her authors. It’s an exciting time for me and I very much look forward to working with her and the rest of the talented team.’ Her agent, Broo Doherty added, ‘I’m delighted to have sold In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings to Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books.  I have never known two more enthusiastic women so it is a marriage made in heaven. What they will achieve on publication will be awesome…’

This is going to be GOOD!

 In Her Wake will be published in Spring 2016, by Orenda Books. You can follow Amanda on Twitter @MandaJJennings

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