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I ve been so so many great comments about The Judas Scar I simply couldn t wait to find out what s the REASON FOR THE BUZZ AND YES I HAD HIGH for the buzz And yes I had high but as high as they were I didn t expect to love this book so so much So as you see the buzz is sometimes right and in the case of The Judas Scar I totally approve of itThe story follows Will and Harmony who re married but experience slight troubles in their marriage ever since they lost their baby They have always been a couple people look up to solid marriage lots of love for each other even not having a baby was something they agreed on years back However after realizing she s pregnant Harmony couldn t be happier while Will is having second thoughts but doesn t feel strong enough to confront his wife about how this unborn child is making him feel But after losing the baby Harmony is feeling down though she s still trying to be the rock Will relies on But she isn t the strong Harmony any while Will experiences some other emotions besides grief But their lives become even complicated when Luke Will s friend from boarding school shows up bringing up some memories and secrets Will has been trying hard from boarding school shows up bringing up some memories and secrets Will has been trying hard bury Secrets lies love lust this book has it all There are so many aspects Ms Jennings covered in this book Loyalty and trust between partners and friends the hurt and anger of feeling betrayed the sadness of living a life without feeling the love of parents The story is too complex and would take me a lot of time to analyze every aspect of it It s also a thought provoking novel one that will make you think about your own life marriage friendships The novel took off to a slow start and I must say I wasn t impressed with Harmony at the beginning She seemed too perfect as a character and very unrealistic However once Luke was introduced to the scene the real action began and things started developing in a direction I didn t expect them to go I saw the characters Will Luke and Harmony transform in front of my eyes showing they are not what I thought they were at the beginning Sometimes life situations especially what we ve been through in our childhood define us and for some those very childhood memories are a burden they carry for all their lives We all have scars every person we ve met has had an impact on us Each of us has had a Judas in their lives those that haven t you should consider yourself lucky But it s not the scars that make us who we are but the ways we try to heal them and move on Either we forgive or we turn into bitter full of anger people Same happens to the characters in this book The book explores so many serious topics one of them being bullying and the way sometimes people close their eyes in front of it It s getting epidemic proportions in some countries and it s taking its toll every day with hundreds and hundreds children every day damaging them physically or mentally Maybe bullying was always a problem each society through history had to face but seems lately it s taking bigger proportions and loads of different forms It s a problem we all need to work. 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.

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On and try our hardest to stop it Nothing is fragile than a child and as grown ups we need to work on persevering the innocence and well being of the youngestAs you see there are a LOT of topics these book well being of the youngestAs you see there are a LOT of topics these book and a lot of things it will make you there are a LOT of topics these book and a lot of things it will make you about Even days after finishing it I can t take this book off my mind Fantastic psychological thriller revealing the darkest sides of a human psyche I can only imagine how hard it was for Ms Jennings to write such a book especially since she s passionate about the subjects as she reveals at the end of the book Must have been cathartic even and I applaud to her for delivering this book in such a realistic way for creating such diverse and memorable characters and for eeping me guessing till the very last page I honestly feared the slow pace and the number of characters involved in the story too little for my liking would stop me from thoroughly enjoying this book However this is truly a gripping atmospheric read that will get so many emotions out of you I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone especially fans of family dramamysterypsychological thrillers Prepare yourself for one hell of a journey 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 indThis 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. 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 strange. Great read You got to now the characters twice how they appeared on the surface to everyone else and then the characters twice how they appeared on the surface to everyone else and then 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 I was lucky enough to read a proof copy of this book and I devoured it in no time at all I was a big fan of Sworn Secret so this had big shoes to fill but it absolutely rose to the challenge and excelled What a fantastic readAmanda brilliantly interweaves different strands of story which gets you wondering which way things are going from early on and just HAVINGNEEDINGWANTING to read one chapter and one and one The characters are really recognisable and the story really packs a punch with tension excitement and highs and lows of emotion Don t even think about reading this if you don t have any time as it will take over your life until you ve finished it but DO read it it s so good I can recommend it enough Originally posted on had heart great things about this book so when I won a signed copy on Sophie s blog Reviewed the Book check it out it s a great blog I was over the moon And now that I have read it even It is definitely one of the best books I have read this year The prologue took my breath away and from that moment I was totally hooked to its pages discovering bit by bit Will and Harmony s storyWill and Harmony are in a difficult moment after agreeing on not having children Harmony fell pregnant and felt somehow complete with a joy inside her like nothing before so when she suffers a miscarriage her world falls apart and Will with still troubled by demons of the past is not there to give her the support she needs Now add Luke to this cocktail charming determined even obsessive He comes from Will s buried past and is not afraid of unveil it and take Will s present from him Through these characters Amanda Jennings handles serious topics like bullying and abuse in a very sensitive way but without avoiding the darkness that always surrounds them There are some twists and revealed secrets that make you wonder where some humans have lost their humanity One thing for sure this book awakens strong emotions in oneself You won t be left indifferentAnd what an ending Once I finished I felt numb Like I had so many thoughts and feelings and my brain wasn t able to process them uestions Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch kept popping into my mind and little bits of the bookept coming back to me I am sure this book is going to stay with me for a long while Plus I reccommend that you read the author s notes because Amanda explains where she came up with this idea And It Just Reminds You That This it just reminds you that this be a work of fiction but it s not far from the truth of this world The Judas Scar is a must read and I can t wait to read from Amanda Originally posted on This Chick Reads Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review The Judas Scar is the second novel by Ms Jennings but it s the first book by her I had the opportunity to check out I really try hard to have a blank slate state of mind when I start reading a book as well as not have any expectations especially. 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. ,