A Sultry, Gorgeously Written And Hugely Atmospheric Thriller With A Dark, Compelling Mystery At Its Heart Lucy Foley, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Hunting Party AndThe Guest ListUnder The Scorching French Sun, A Tense Homecoming Unearths A Long Buried Family Secret In This Deliciously Propulsive Beach Read Of A Mother S Greatest Fear Brought To Life Elodie Was Beautiful Elodie Was Smart Elodie Was Manipulative Elodie Is DeadWhen Sylvie Durand Receives A Letter Calling Her Back To Her Crumbling Family Home In The South Of France, She Knows She Has To Go In The Middle Of A Sweltering S Summer Marked By Unusual Fires Across The Countryside, She Returns To La Reverie With Her Youngest Daughter Emma In Tow, Ignoring The Deep Sense Of Dread She Feels For This Place She S Long Tried To ForgetAs Memories Of The Events That Shattered Their Family A Decade Earlier Threaten To Come To The Surface, Sylvie Struggles To Shield Emma From The Truth Of What Really Happened All Those Years Ago In Every Corner Of The House, Sylvie Can T Escape The Specter Of Elodie, Her First Child Elodie, Born Amid The Paris Riots With One Blue Eye And One Brown, And Mysteriously Dead By Fourteen Elodie, Who Reminded The Small Village Of One Those Manson Girls Elodie Who Knew Exactly How To Get What She Wanted As The Fires Creep Towards The Villa, It S Clear To Sylvie That Something Isn T Quite Right At La Reverie And There Is A Much Greater Threat Closer To HomeRich In Unforgettable Characters, The Heatwave Alternates Between The Past And Present, Grappling With What It Means To Love And Fear A Child In Equal Measure With The Lush Landscape And Nostalgia Of A Heady Vacation Read, Kate Riordan Has Woven A Gripping Page Turner With Gorgeous Prose That Turns The Idea Of A Summer Novel On Its Head
Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist from England Her first job was as an editorial assistant at the Guardian newspaper, followed by a stint as deputy editor for the lifestyle section of London bible, Time Out magazine.After becoming a freelancer, she left London behind and moved to the beautiful Cotswolds in order to write her first novel, Birdcage Walk Her second novel, a haunting dual narrative story set in the 1930s and 1890s will be published by Penguin in January 2015 as The Girl in the Photograph In February, HarperCollins will publish the same book as Fiercombe Manor in the US and Canada She is now at work on her third novel, another dual narrative story full of intrigue and secrets, but this time set in the 1870s and 1920s, and about the lives of two very different governesses.
- 352 pages
- The Heatwave
- Kate Riordan
- 05 November 2019 Kate Riordan