Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.
When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.
As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.
Format: eBook, 219 pages
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Acquired from: Online
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I am so glad I read this! It cleared up everything that I found annoying in Ten Tiny Breaths, and I loved reading from Trent/Coles perspective. I’m just going to go ahead and say that if you haven’t read Ten Tiny Breaths, and you don’t want to get spoiled for anything, don’t read this review.
For some reason, I found this book much much sadder than Ten Tiny Breaths. In TTB you get to see how the accident affected Kacey and her sister Livie, which was very sad but in In Her Wake you see if from the other side. From the survivor in the other car. Reading about his pain and what he went through after the accident that killed all of those other people, it was just heartbreaking.
My main complaint of Ten Tiny Breaths was the relationship. When you find out how Trent was stalking her for two years, that just completely turned me off (hence my lower rating for that), but this book does a great job of explaining his actions, and I could sort of understand why he did what he did. It is still a little bit creepy, but that was acknowledged all throughout the book which I liked.
I would have liked to have seen Kacey and Trents relationship in this story. The book takes place before Ten Tiny Breaths starts and it’s all about the events that lead Trent to Kacey in the laundry. That sentence would sound so random if you haven’t read the book.
I was a bit upset with the ending. The version I was reading said there was still 50 pages to go, but when I got to the end I found out there was an excerpt for another K. A. Tucker book, so I definitely wasn’t mentally prepared for the book to end.
I think if you liked Ten Tiny Breaths, definitely read this one. I’m not sure if I’d recommend reading it before Ten Tiny Breaths or not. I feel like I might have liked TTB a bit better had I read this first, but then there were also some minor spoilers so I don’t know.
Overall, I really liked this book. I’m looking forward to actually reading One Tiny Lie and possibly see how Trent and Kacey are going.
Rating: ★★★★/ 5
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