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THE PERFECT SUMMER READ AND RICHARD & JUDY PICK FROM THE AUTHOR OF SUMMER FEVER
'The only book you need this summer. Gripping and full of thrills' 5***** READER REVIEW
'A tense psychological drama. Terrific summer escapism' DAILY MAIL
'Sultry, atmospheric and unsettling - a book to lose yourself in this summer' ERIN KELLY
Sylvie hasn't been back to her crumbling French family home in years. Not since the tragic death of her eldest daughter Elodie.
Every corner of the old house is haunted by memories of her - memories she has tried to forget.
But as the summer heat rises, 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 sultry, gorgeously written and hugely atmospheric thriller with a dark, compelling mystery at its heart' LUCY FOLEY
'Perfect page-turner of a thriller' Red
'Atmospheric and unsettling . . . suspenseful drama' Good Housekeeping
'Must read book of the summer' Culture Fly
'Chilling, addictive and had me on the edge of my seat' 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
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 and prompted her to flee La R verie, the home where she grew up in the South of France, for a fresh start in London with her then four-year-old daughter, Emma. But the news of an arson fire at the now unoccupied property sends up a warning flare she dares not ignore. Sylvie's return to finally prepare La R verie for sale threatens to rekindle traumatic memories, since it's the last place she and Emma lived with Elodie, Sylvie's bad seed firstborn, who died mysteriously at 14. And it swiftly appears there may also be a more immediate menace, beyond the peril of annual summer forest fires in the area. Riordan skillfully manipulates the reader through what initially feels like a ghost story and then, after a revelation that totally recasts the situation, the nail-biting if not entirely plausible page-turner that ensues. S.J. Watson fans will want to check this one out.