Amanda Jennings


sworn
secret

 
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introduction


 Sworn Secret by Amanda Jennings

When Anna, Lizzie Thorne’s charismatic sister, is killed in a tragic fall from the roof of her school, her family is plunged into shock and despair.

One year on and grief still has a suffocating hold on them. Her mother, Kate, consumed by loss and desperate to find someone to blame for Anna’s death, retreats from her family, locking herself away to paint Anna’s portrait for hours on end. Jon, her father, is doing his best to care for his loved ones but the pressure of trying to stop his marriage collapsing is pushing him to breaking point. And amid her parents’ turmoil Lizzie just wants to grow up and leave her sister’s ghost in the past.

But then a devastating revelation rocks her parents further still and raises questions concerning what really happened the night Anna died. While Kate and Jon grapple with their dead daughter’s secrets, Lizzie throws herself into a passionate but forbidden love affair that frees her from the heartache all around her – but also threatens to tear her family apart.

reviews


An intense, relentless story that leaves the reader sated with the author’s imagination and distinct characterisation
— Vogue Online
This book was so wonderfully written and suspenseful
— Confessions of a Bookaholic
Debut novel of Oxfordshire author Amanda Jennings is unputdownable
— The Oxford Mail
I found myself holding my breath in some places
— Mummy Barrow

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