THE MUST READ RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB THRILLER PICK
'A sultry, gorgeously written and hugely atmospheric thriller with a dark, compelling mystery at its heart' LUCY FOLEY, bestselling author of The Hunting Party
'Chilling, addictive and had me on the edge of my seat' 5***** Reader Review
Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was troubled. Elodie is dead.
Sylvie hasn't been back to her crumbling French family home in years. Not since the death of her eldest daughter Elodie.
Every corner of the old house feels haunted by memories of her - memories she has tried to forget.
But as temperatures rise, and forest fires rage through the French countryside, a long-buried family secret is about to come to light.
Because there's something Sylvie's been hiding about what really happened to Elodie that summer.
And it could change everything.
'A tense psychological drama that brilliantly evokes its South of France setting. Terrific summer escapism' Daily Mail
'Perfect page-turner of a thriller' Red
'Sultry, atmospheric and unsettling - a book to lose yourself in this summer' ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of He Said She Said
'Atmospheric and unsettling . . . suspenseful drama' Good Housekeeping
'Must read book of the summer' Culture Fly
'The only book you need this summer. Gripping, well-paced and full of thrills' 5***** Reader Review
'Welcome to Provence for a holiday stay you will not forget in a hurry!' 5***** Reader Review
Praise for Kate Riordan
'Rich and atmospheric' Rachel Hore
'The perfect summer read' Rachel Rhys
'Had me absolutely gripped' Louise Candlish
A tense psychological drama that brilliantly evokes its South of France setting. Terrific summer escapism
Sultry, atmospheric and unsettling - a book to lose yourself in this summer
Summer might be over, but this red-hot book will have you gripped!
I cannot stop thinking about The Heatwave. The writing and the atmosphere, the darkness, the beautiful French setting, the characters...Outstanding. An absolute page-turner
A sultry, gorgeously written and hugely atmospheric thriller with a dark, compelling mystery at its heart
I like a book that surprises me, and what I loved about this one is that I had no idea where it was headed. There is uneasiness filtering throughout, like a gentle flicker of heat set to turn into a full-blown fire
Tense and deliciously atmospheric, it unravels a mother-daughter relationship with a growing sense of menace.
Vivid descriptions of the French setting and a gloriously unsettling feeling that keeps on intensifying.
Evocative, compelling, intoxicating and - despite the scorching Provencal sun - utterly chilling. I loved it
A fiercely compelling, gorgeously atmospheric story of fierce, impossible love. It gets you into its grip and will not let go. The beautiful writing and rich understanding of a mother's scarred relationship with a long lost child add a unique power to the tense mystery. Haunting
When Alice Eveleigh arrives at Fiercombe Manor during the long, languid summer of 1933, she finds a house steeped in mystery and brimming with secrets. Read on for an extract from The Girl in the Photograph
Kate Riordan, author of The Stranger, reveals how a difficult secondary character became the dazzling (anti)heroine of her latest novel