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The Heatwave 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 swelterings 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 theParis 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

10 thoughts on “The Heatwave

  1. says:

    This is slow burn mystery and claustrophobic family drama with great premise took us to the South of France, a dilapidated, rambling house located on the outskirts Just like the characters left the place because their old lives were drifting apart and slowly breaking into pieces, the house seemed like to collapse in any second, like barely br

  2. says:

    What a fantastic book After a string of a few not so great books, I was in a bit of a reading slump, but The Heatwave cured it It was just such a really well done, great read If I hadn t already picked The Bookworm s summer book club pick already, I would have done this one in a heartbeat.If I had one complaint, it was the amount of French use

  3. says:

    Honestly I loved this book so much It opens with Sylvie receiving a letter that summons her to her old family home in the South of France, so her and her 13 year old daughter Emma have to return to the place they left many years before Quite early on we realise that Slyvie had another daughter, Elodie, Emma s older sister Elodie is never talked

  4. says:

    Enjoyed this one Quick read,would be perfect for a holiday , but that s not happening anytime soon A good mystery,thriller

  5. says:

    Dar, psychological novel set in PROVENCEThis is bound to be a hit read in the Summer of 2020 It has all the ingredients for an engrossing read a terrific, slightly dark setting Provence , a narrative that builds well, and family dynamics as well as couple relationships.Greg and Sylvie are a couple from different backgrounds and they find themselv

  6. says:

    This powerful, original novel about a toxic mother daughter relationship asks some difficult questions It s narrated in first person by a woman called Sylvie, addressing her younger daughter Emma as they return to the French home La R verie Daydreaming that they left when Emma was small From the moment they arrive, the place feels haunted by the g

  7. says:

    What an intense novel reminiscent of the bad seed motif Sylvie and her youngest daughter, Emma, travels back to their old home in France Emma is enchanted, but Sylvie reluctant she remains haunted by the memory of her eldest daughter, and what happened in that house years before Overall, I really enjoyed this suspenseful novel Oldest daughter Elodi

  8. says:

    Set in the south of France in the family home where the protagonist Sylvie grew up with her sister, this is a very atmospheric and sinister read Perhaps a slow burner but nevertheless it always keeps you wanting to readIt is, to some extent, a time slip story, but it sthe protagonist looking back over time since the birth of her first daughter The p

  9. says:

    Visit the locations in The Heatwave set in ProvenceKate Riordan really does write some gripping books This one is no different and has an extra layer of creepiness and uneasiness which is always good in a novel.At the start of the story, Sylvie goes back to her family home in Provence which is now a crumbling mess Fires have been destroying propertie

  10. says:

    This book was so interesting I loved how the book kept you guessing, the present had hints of what happened in the past but you wouldn t find out until later on what happened The chapters alternate between the present and the past which I LOVED So things would be hinted at in the present chapters and you had to wait for the past chapters to reach that

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