Kate Riordan

The Heatwave
  • The Heatwave


    'Sultry, atmospheric and unsettling - a book to lose yourself in'
    ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of He Said She Said

    'The best book I have read this year. Atmospheric, thrilling and completely unputdownable'
    5***** Reader Review

    Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was troubled. Elodie is dead.

    In Provence, under a sweltering sun, Sylvie returns to the crumbling family home of La Reverie with her youngest daughter Emma.

    Yet every corner of the house is haunted by the memories of Elodie, her first child - memories she has tried to forget, but whose long-ago death the villagers certainly haven't.

    As temperatures rise, and forest fires rage through the French countryside, memories of Elodie spread further through Sylvie's mind . . .

    Because there's something Sylvie's been hiding about what happened to Elodie all those summers ago.

    And it could change everything.

    'Exquisite writing and a compelling story that will keep you up late into the night!'
    KATIE FFORDE, bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer

    'The only book you need this summer. Gripping, well-paced and full of thrills'
    5***** Reader Review

    'Pages humming with heat, secrets and suspense. I loved it'
    DINAH JEFFRIES, bestselling author of The Tea Planters Wife

    'Welcome to Provence for a holiday stay you will not forget in a hurry!'
    5***** Reader Review

    'Takes you to Provence with a chilling twist'
    5***** Reader Review

    Praise for Kate Riordan

    'Rich and atmospheric' RACHEL HORE

    'The perfect summer read' RACHEL RHYS

    'Had me absolutely gripped' LOUISE CANDLISH

Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist. She is an avid reader of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie, both of whom have influenced her writing. She lives in the Cotswolds, where she writes full-time. The Heatwave is her fourth novel.

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