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. Discover his side of the story in this novella from the beloved nationally bestselling author, K.A. Tucker.
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.
Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. 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.
And there’s only one person who can give that to him…
A must read!
In Her Wake is a prequel novella, I would recommend reading Ten Tiny Breaths first. This short novella packs an emotional punch and it would be better knowing Trent and Kacey first before reading Trent’s (Cole) story.
One decision was all it took to change Cole Reynolds life, taking away his two best friends, and the person he once was. A teenage girl who was once full of life and carefree is now a shell of her former self, she lost her parents, best friend and boyfriend. How do you move on with life when so many have lost theirs? Guilt, regret and loss keep him from living life, he's surviving. The only thing keeping him going is making sure this teenage girl is okay.
If you haven't read Ten Tiny Breaths first, Cole/Trent may come off a bit stalkerish, if you have read TTB, In Her Wake will just cement your adoration for him. We get his story and what he's been through, his feelings and thoughts and path that lead him to Kacey. Trent’s story is a heartbreakingly beautiful addition to the series.
If you read ten tiny breaths you must read even if it was a long time ago, I will need again