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In Her Wake

(Ten Tiny Breaths #1.5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  6,702 ratings  ·  651 reviews
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 w
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Atria Books
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Lauren Schmenk The laundry scene is basically where Cole and Kacey finally meet up, so the rest of the story is told in Ten Tiny Breaths. Theres not much else from C…moreThe laundry scene is basically where Cole and Kacey finally meet up, so the rest of the story is told in Ten Tiny Breaths. Theres not much else from Coles perspective in terms of connecting with Kasey. (less)

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Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!!

In Her Wake is a novella from the Ten Tiny Breaths series. Even though it's a prequel about Trent, if you haven’t read TTB, I would recommend reading it first. I think it’s better to already know Trent and Kacey before jumping into this story…

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What do you to when one decision changes everything in your life? Takes away not only your two best friends, but also the person you used to be? Not only that, but a carefree and happy teenage girl’s lost her parents, best friend, boyfriend an
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4 stars!!


In Her Wake is a book that has left me feeling deeply conflicted and though I’ve finally decided on a 4 star rating, I’m not so sure it’s an entirely accurate representation of my feelings for the book. But before I jump into the review, I do want to clarify a few things:

- This is a novella that focuses on the Trent before the events of Ten Tiny Breaths so even though this book chronologically comes first, I highly recommend reading TTB before this one.
- If you are looking for a Trent
Pearl Angeli
How the hell do you cross to get to the other side when you've run out of concrete? I guess you can slap on some wood to patch it up, to help you move on. But the bridge will never be quite right-- never as strong-- again.

Note: I highly recommend you to read Ten Tiny Breaths first before diving into this novella to avoid spoilers.

In Her Wake gave me a hard time to put my thoughts in order after reading it. It was so poignant and stirring, one that totally gives a serious emotional punch. In
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

”The worst nightmare of my life is over, I reminded myself. I’m just living in it’s wake.”


Wow K.A. Tucker I loved this novella told completely in Cole’s pov of the events that landed our characters into position for book one. I strongly recommend book one to be read prior to this novella.

Cole’s loss, grief, guilt and utter despair is well written as was his need for Kacey to be okay.

"Kacey's spiraling. Just like me."

Cole falls to the pits of depression but his need to be conne
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
First things first....Warning!! If you don't want to be spoiled, do not read this before Ten Tiny Breaths!! Even though it says its #0.5, it really should be #1.5.

Ever since reading Ten Tiny Breaths, I've wondered how things came to be. Whatever happened to Trent and why he did what he did. Now...we get the answers.

I knew this would be heart breaking but I had no idea the connection I would feel between Trent, Sasha and Derek. I think that's the part that was the most devastating, well, who am
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Heartbreaking Stars

I loved Ten Tiny Breaths so I was so excited to get to read Trent’s story. In Ten Tiny Breaths you mostly get to see the aftermath of the accident from Kacey’s point of view. You know that Trent obviously had a lot of regret and was devastated by the accident since he followed Kacey to Florida, and wanted to make things better for her.

In Her Wake shows how Cole learns about the 16 year girl who was the only survivor in the other vehicle. He learns about how she had to sit in
Beth Hudspeth
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
Great follow up to Ten Tiny Breaths. My heart was breaking reading about how Cole was feeling. This novella is short, but worth the read!

I really liked Ten Tiny Breaths and I want to know more about Cole!
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc
4 I love Trent / Cole Stars

In Her Wake is a prequel to Ten Tiny Breaths. You do not have to read Ten Tiny Breaths prior to reading In Her Wake, however I strongly suggest you read Ten Tiny Breaths first, just so you can experience everything for the first time.

This is Trent story, or as you known him as Cole in Ten Tiny Breaths. This tells his side of the story prior to meeting Kacey.

I’ll be honest, this is a really sad read. Coming from Trent’s POV, you can really FEEL his pain. He holds a lot
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I destroyed her life and then got caught in her wake.
And I realize now that it’s exactly where I’m meant to be.

4.5 heartbreaking stars

Even though this is technically a prequel, it is imperative that you read Ten Tiny Breaths before reading this one. And having said that, this review is going to be hugely spoilery if you haven’t read TTB.

This novella tells Trent’s side of the story – back when he was Cole. From the night of the accident, right through the four year period until Trent and Kacey a
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
2 stars

The prequel for Ten tiny breaths told entirely from Coles POV.

Gah I actually made it through this depressing book. If it wasn't so short I may have DNF. It wasn't a companion novel which I'm glad for but it was just too sad for my taste. There wasn't anything in particular I enjoyed.

If you are a fan of the series or if you like to torture yourself with some heartache it may still work for you. Sadly not my type of book.

ARC provided by NetGalley
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
******Major spoilers if you have read Ten Tiny Breathes******

In Her Wake
is Trent/Cole’s story before he meets up with Kacey in Miami, and it’s a sad one. My heart definitely went out to Trent and you really don’t realize how much he suffered until reading this novella. His story underscored what I felt in Ten Tiny Breathes, Trent and Kacey were meant to be. The accident marks a definite before and after for both Kacey and Trent. Life was so utterly changed after the accident and I doubt anyone
S.M. West
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I LOVE this series and Ten Tiny Breaths was the first and still my overall favourite. Not an easy story to read but so gut wrenchingly beautiful. I was thrilled to learn that Ms. Tucker gave us this heartbreaking novella in Trent's POV. What a gift!!

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This novella takes place before TTB. It gave me a chance to fully understand where Trent was coming from and why he did what he did. It also beautifully sets up one of the best and most heartbreaking moments from TTB, IMHO, as
Immediately after finishing 'Ten Tiny Breaths' I dived into this prequel. This was a short, quick novella that only took a few hours to listen to in it's entirety. Told in Trent's POV, this story takes us back in time to the night of the accident. The novella comes to an end when Trent relocates to Miami, at the beginning of 'Ten Tiny Breaths'. You will want to read 'Ten Tiny Breaths' before reading this prequel...or reading more of this review.

Watching the foretold tragic events unfold through
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May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hoopla
I'm glad that I didn't read this before Ten Tiny Breaths since there is a curve ball that is ruined by even reading the blurb. Not that it was really that big of a curve ball, since I already guessed it, but it would take away from the original experience. I didn't even ready the blurb before diving into this, so I assumed this was going to be in Kacey's perspective. I was pleasantly surprised that it was Trent's. It really gave me a lot of empathy for both characters once again. For some reason ...more
Sammy ⭐️
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, series
4.5 learning to live stars

There's something about K A Tucker's writing that reels me in. She has this way of connecting with the reader and making them feel every emotion. Ten Tiny Breaths is one of my all time favorite books, so to read what happened before the fairy tale from Trent's POV was a great in site and makes me want to read the story all over again.

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Also Dr Stayner makes an appearance, that Man cracks me up, He's off the wall crazy :)
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an amazing read. I strongly recommend reading Ten Tiny Breaths before this book as this book will spoil the story for you if you read this book first. I really loved getting to go into the mind of Trent's character, and getting to know him a bit more. I loved how the author made his character more vulnerable and raw. I broke my heart to see him so devastated. I am glad I read this after TTB because I probably would not have had the same impact if I already knew what happen. Now, it is t ...more
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
I destroyed her life and then got caught in her wake.
And I realize now that it’s exactly where I’m meant to be.

Oh Trent, you've destroyed my heart.

Having read Ten Tiny Breaths last year, I was excited to read this novella from Trent's point of view. One night, one decision, six people dead and his life forever changed. In the aftermath of a horrific accident, Trent is struggling under the crushing weight of grief and guilt. Despite the efforts of family and friends who want him to somehow '
Lauren ♡
3.5 STARS ☆

This book is the prequel to Ten Tiny Breaths and told from only Trent's POV. I decided for an audio listen and started with In Her Wake prior to Ten Tiny Breaths.

Disclaimer: IF you do not want spoilers, I suggest reading Ten Tiny Breaths FIRST as In Her Wake is used to fill in missing gaps and give a better understanding to Trent and why he is the way he is with Kacey.

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Format: Audio listen 🎧. This prequel is
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult
Although the Ten Tiny Breaths series is over, it was nice reading a novella that brought us back to the characters from a point of view we haven’t seen before. I would recommend reading this book only after you’ve read the first Ten Tiny Breaths book, as it contains some major spoilers.

In Her Wake tells us Trent’s past before he met Kacey, tying it all together and showing us the depth of his trauma and emotion following the car accident that changed everything. Not only do we see what he was li
I can't believe I hadn't read this yet. It was really interesting to get Trent's POV. Now I want to reread Ten Tiny Breaths - it's been so long! ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great read!
Vanessa Loockx
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
K.A. Tucker completely embodies the heartbreaking feelings of loss in this story. There is absolutely nothing in life that prepares an individual for the untimely death of a young friend... all of those reminders that keep that loss fresh in one's mind, the all consuming grief following a tragedy... she delivers it so profoundly. I read this book with an incessant ache in my chest. Ten Tiny Breaths was Kacey's story, so in that story I mourned her loss, her parents, her friends, her previous lif ...more
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K.A Tucker's "Ten Tiny Breaths" was one hell of an amazing read and Trent... well it was difficult not to fall head over heels in love with him. Unfortunately, his story was a tragic one and as much as I'd worked out his connection to Kasey Cleary very early on, it didn't make what unfolded any less heart breaking. To say I was a little excited when the author announced we'd be
Starry-Eyed Jen
A copy of this audiobook was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own.

This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

I am really going to miss this series. I've listened to every single book on audio, and these narrators have really become favorites for this genre. This is one of my favorite new adult series, too. So, when I had the opportunity to review the audio for Trent's story, the final -- or first, depending on how you look at it -- chapte
Katie (GTBC)
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In this Prequel to the book Ten Tiny Breaths we learn how Cole Reynolds becomes Trent Emerson. It is a painful, gut-wrenching, coyote ugly crying journey that will leave you feeling … hopeful? Yes I said hopeful. If you read Ten Tiny Breaths (and I am assuming that you have) then we know how Trent’s story plays out. So when I say this book left me feeling hopeful it isn’t for “what will come” for Trent and Kacey… no… I mean it makes me feel hopeful for all the broken people in this world and may ...more
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH WOW!!!!

If you haven't read Ten Tiny Breaths, please do and come back and read this.

This touched me so deeply. It was beautiful in it's sadness.

I can't put into words how achingly beautiful this was written and all the revelations you get and all the feelings and all the aching. I can hardly believe that this novella had so many insights and revelations all packed in it. It explains so many things. His parents (so sad), his best friends (*sob*), his life before, how the accident came ab
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
IN HER WAKE (ten tiny breaths prequel)
KA Tucker
" I destroyed her life and then got caught in her wake. And I realize now that it’s exactly where I’m meant to be."
there is always two sides to a story. we met Casey Cleary and Trent Emerson in Ten Tiny Breaths. but before being Trent he was Cole Reynolds. he made a mistake of trusting his bestfriend to drive his car one night that lead to that uneventful night that destroyed both of their lives especially Casey's life. and after willo
bibliophile (Romance Addict)

This was the story of Ten Tiny breaths in Trent's POV. Or so I thought...

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I was super excited for this novella because I wanted to know how Trent felt when he was talking to Kacey. I wanted to know his thoughts in many scenes that was in Ten Tiny Breaths. But this book was not what I thought it was.It was the story of Trent before he meets Kacey.

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However, I really liked his story. I didn't expect what happened in his life, and how it changed it all. I'm glad I read this Novella because I
Brandi Kosiner
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was nice to get the full story and emotions from Trent aka Cole. I knew the end game and how it ended up for him and Kasey but its been a while since I read Ten Tiny Breaths so it wasn't too much. I will have to say though that in my head I had him mixed up with Quinton from Breaking Nova (also a car crash but different circumstances and people who passed--therefore different sorts of burdens.) but I quickly got my steamy boys straightened out.

This one is very emotional but it does jump st
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She is the internationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Be the Girl, and Say You Still Love Me. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Oprah Mag, and F

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