Connie Hambley celebrates her latest thriller "The Wake: When Truth Won't Die"

On Sat evening Sept. 23 at 7pm, Jabberwocky will host a book launch and party for local author Connie Hambley to celebrate the publication of the conclusion to her Jessica Trilogy, The Wake: When Truth Won't Die."

A fast paced thriller featuring the indomitable Jessica Wyeth, The Wake moves seamlessly through the disparate worlds of horse racing , IRA terrorists, and high level political intrigue. World-class equestrian, Jessica Wyeth, is thrust into the middle of a game of geopolitical warfare. Reeling from revelations of her connection to the violent struggles to expunge Britain from Northern Ireland, she’s blocked by unseen forces from returning to the United States. The facts of Jessica’s birth become her deepest secret. Her late mother was considered by Northern Ireland to be a terrorist and her father is a key negotiator between violent Irish Republican Army (IRA) factions in Belfast and the British Government.  Jessica vows to keep her father’s identity hidden at all costs.                                                                                                                    Only one man knows Jessica’s truth. Michael Connaught, heir to an international crime family who profits from political uprisings, struggles with his own legacy. He is torn between protecting the woman he loves or using her secrets as a catalyst for inciting global unrest.When a terrorist bomb rips through the crowd at the Atlanta-based Summer Olympic Games, Jessica is forced to fight for her life in ways she never dreamed.

Formally a lawyer, Connie Hambley lives in the area with her family.  She is the author of two previous "Jessica" novels, The Charity: One Girl's Journey Into the Heart of Terrorism and The Troubles: A Story of Terrorism and Identity Found.

The Wake is receiving much praise, including,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “What a wonderful read. Connie Johnson Hambley does a masterful job of weaving the incredible healing power and positive impact of the horse into an edge of your seat story. It’s very clear that Jessica’s healing–both emotional and physical–is intertwined with horses. But that is just one of the facets to this multi-layered story that keeps you riveted throughout the tale.”– KATHY ALM, CEO of PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “In The Wake, Connie Johnson Hambley delivers a fast-paced, emotional conclusion to The Jessica Triology, a series that focuses on competitive steeplechase rider Jessica Wyeth and her search for answers to long-held family secrets. The political background of a divided Ireland and acts of terrorism on behalf of nationalism make this an especially timely book, and horse lovers will fall in love with Hambley's powerful portrayal of the deep, healing bond between horses and humans.” —HOLLY ROBINSON, AUTHOR of FOLLY COVE                                                                                                                                                 “For fans of high speed suspense, international political intrigue, and strong female characters, Connie Johnson Hambley delivers on all fronts in The Wake. This third book in the Jessica Trilogy is as exciting as Hambley's first two titles, and Jessica Wyeth is a compelling heroine that lives on in the reader's imagination. A terrific read!”– LAURA MOORE, AUTHOR of ONCE TEMPTED



Event date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Jabberwocky Bookshop
at the Tannery, 50 Water St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
The Charity: One Girl's Journey Into the Heart of Terrorism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615695259
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charylar Press - September 11th, 2012

The Troubles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692417928
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charylar Press - May 12th, 2015