Monday 7 September 2020

Book Review: The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

It's Monday and my turn on the blog tour stop for The Heatwave by Kate Riordan. Just look at that stunning cover. This is for one for you thriller lovers. Read on for my full review.


When I first starting reading The Heatwave by Kate Riordan, I wasn’t entirely sure it was for me, but as I had read and loved her debut The Girl in the Photograph, I was not going to give up so easily. I am so glad I didn’t as I ended up gripped!

Elodie was beautiful, smart, troubled and now she is dead. Her Mother Sylvie hasn’t been back to their house in France for years, not wanting to dig up any of the past, but a fire forces her back. Faced again with whispers of the past and haunted by memories of Elodie, what Sylvie has buried deep is about to come to light. Soon we will find out what really happened to Elodie.

Despite its slow start, The Heatwave soon became an incredibly tense read as more and more is revealed about Elodie and what led up to that fateful summer. I became fascinated with Elodie’s character and without wanting to reveal anything I think you will too as it digs up that question of born or made?

As I read further, the atmosphere of the book began to feel electrically charged, something was brewing, it was just a case of how and when and that was what had me racing through the second part of the book.

I don’t want to say much else and this is one you need to read for yourself, but do not be deceived by the serene cover as the story under its cover is a dark one.

Part of The Heatwave Blog Tour

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