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
If you have read 10 Tiny Breathes, you have to read In Her Wake. It tells the story of Cole/Trent before and after the car accident and just before he meets Kacey. Awesome read. K. A. Tucker does it again!
Heartbreaking follow up.
In her wake is a novella that completes the Ten Tiny Breaths novel. We get Trent/Cole’s story. We learn about him before the terrible tragedy, how he coped, how he came to meet Kacey.
I knew going in that this story was not going to be easy. With the way Ten Tiny Breaths affected me, I was sure this was going to be even more heartbreaking.
K.A. Tucker really knows how to evoke emotions from her readers. Watching Trent downward spiral was haunting. I don’t want to say too much that may spoil Ten Tiny Breaths for others. Although this novella takes place before TTB, it’s best read after.
It was a fantastic read and I will forever be touched by both these stories.