Thursday 4 December 2014

Guest Review ~ The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings.

Title: The Judas Scar.
Author: Amanda Jennings.
Publisher: Cutting Edge Press.
Publication Date: May 1, 2014.

Purchase: Amazon UK

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...

Reviewed by Tanya Phillips

First of all I want to thank Sophie for sending me this book after I commented on her review of it. What can I say but wow I really enjoyed this book. It was such a refreshing change for the chick lits I have been reading lately and the story was fascinating.

I do not want to go into too much detail about the story as it will ruin the enjoyment of reading for anyone that reads this review. The prologue which describes the stabbing of a man grabs your attention from the word go. Then the first chapter is a change of scene to a happy picnic for two sisters and their family, this I did not expect after the prologue and I was gripped. The book centres on Harmony and her husband Will and their relationship and consequential effects in a breakdown of their communication with each other. I say that it centres on this but really it is about what happened in Wills past and the effects of seeing an old school friend Luke has on his mind and way of thinking. He has never told Harmony about what happened in the boarding school that he used to be in or why this has affected him so much as an adult.

I really empathised with the character of Harmony and how she was feeling after suffering from a miscarriage and how her mind was working. You do wonder if it is only you that is distressed by the loss of the baby and if others actually understand. I was infuriated with Will in the initial stages of the book and wanted to shout and scream at him. However as the story unfolded I began to understand him and pitied him. As for Luke I was never very sure of him and looked on saying watch your back.

The book covers betrayal in marriage and by friends, dishonesty, love, bullying to name a few.

I cannot rate this book high enough and if you like a different story then please read this, it’s a true reflection on how life as a child can affect your adult perspective. A must read!!!


Thank you Tanya for this fab review!


  1. Thank you for having me and for the amazing book.

    1. You're welcome! So glad you liked it after I kept banging on about it to you. :)


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