The Heatwave: The bestselling Richard & Judy 2020 Book Club psychological suspense

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 23, 2020 - Fiction - 416 pages


'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'

'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

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The Heatwave

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Sylvie Durand, the unreliable narrator of this disturbing psychological thriller from Riordan (Fiercombe Manor), would prefer to forget the tragic events that broke up her marriage a decade earlier ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

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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