• £2.99

Publisher Description

One summer. One stranger. One killer…

Two bad things happened that summer:
A stranger arrived. And the first girl disappeared.
 
In the wake of the crime that rocked her community, Felicity fled, knowing more than she let on.
 
But sixteen years later, her new life is shattered by the news that a second girl has gone missing in her hometown.
 
Now Felicity must go back, to face the truth about what happened all those years ago.
 
Only she holds the answers – and they’re more shocking than anyone could imagine.
 
The heatwave is back. And so is the killer.

Don’t miss the hottest thriller of the summer – perfect for readers who loved The Holiday.

‘I loved it – absorbing and wonderfully twisty. It keeps the reader guessing right up to the last pages’ Debbie Howells

‘Absolutely top-notch. So many twists it makes me dizzy thinking about it’ Jo Jakeman

‘Dark and twisted, but with sunshine and nostalgia to transport you’ SJI Holliday

‘Gripping’ OK!

‘Gritty, realistic, and worthy of an open mouth when you reach the ending, this is a taut, tense read’ Woman’s Way

‘Heartstopping’ Crime Monthly

‘A must for crime lovers’ Woman & Home

‘A brilliant who-dunnit story with an incredible twist’ ***** Reader Review

‘I read it in one sitting’ ***** Reader Review

‘Tense, gripping, shocking, and full of fantastic twists and turns’ ***** Reader Review

‘I was hooked straight away … kept me guessing until its shocking ending’ ***** Reader Review

Reviews

Praise for The Heatwave:

‘I loved it – absorbing and wonderfully twisty. It keeps the reader guessing right up to the last pages’ Debbie Howells

‘Absolutely top-notch. So many twists it makes me dizzy thinking about it’ Jo Jakeman

‘Dark and twisted, but with sunshine and nostalgia to transport you’ SJI Holliday

‘Gripping’ OK!

‘Gritty, realistic, and worthy of an open mouth when you reach the ending, this is a taut, tense read’ Woman’s Way

‘A must for crime lovers’ Woman & Home

‘Heartstopping’ Crime Monthly

‘Dark, nail-biting … the hottest thriller out this summer!’ The People’s Friend

Praise for Katerina Diamond:

‘All hail the new Queen of Crime’ Heat

‘A page-turner with a keep-you-guessing plot’ Sunday Times Crime Club

‘Deliciously dark . . . Keeps her readers guessing throughout, as she leads us on a very secretive, VERY twisted journey’ Lisa Hall, author of The Party

‘Packed with twists until the last page’ Closer

‘Has the feeling of a nightmare come to life’ Lovereading

‘The suspense is literally out of this world’ Compelling Reads

‘A dark and twisted tale that had me gasping in fear’ Handwritten Girl

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
June 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Avon
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Swindonmum ,

4.5 star thriller

This is the second book called The Heatwave I have read this year. This book is written by Katerina Diamond, a new author to me. Thank you to Avon Books for a digital copy via NetGalley - my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.

This is a book which got darker the further I read it. We know from the front cover of the book that there was a killer and the story gives us lots of hints about who that could be.

Felicity, living in the Lake District with her husband and children, is suddenly driving back to Sidmouth, a place she left behind years ago after a girl went missing one summer. Her family don't understand why she has to go back to a place she never talks about because a girl she didn't know went missing.

As we follow her in Sidmouth, talking to old school classmates and to the friends of the latest missing girl, parts of the story of 16 years ago are shared. We find out about Jasmine and her family, with their new lodger Tim who appears to have lots of secrets, the teacher who tried to kiss Jasmine and her friends (including Felicity). But can the killer be back in town too?

I really enjoyed this thriller, plenty of twists and turns, and an ending I hadn't expected. I predict that that this will be a popular read in back gardens and parks, whilst social distancing, in the summer of 2020.

Sniffy1234 ,

Disappointing........

“The Heatwave” is written by the very popular author Katerina Diamond and is a stand-alone thriller set within a dual timeline. Although most recent reviewers of this book praise it highly, I’m afraid I must be the loner on this one, as for me it just didn’t work.
“One summer. One stranger. One killer…Two bad things happened that summer: A stranger arrived. And the first girl disappeared”
Basically that is it. ‘Flick’ returns to her hometown after sixteen years when she discovers a second girl has gone missing. The ‘now’ part of the story involving Flick returning home was a non starter for me and it was literally the last ten per cent of the book that we are privy to why she had to return home. She’s flawed, cliched and totally unrealistic and a character I just couldn’t relate to at all. I did however enjoy the ‘then’ story and was interested in what happened all those years ago but the denouement and revelation of the killer for me was just too far fetched and utterly implausible.
A few inconsistencies for me including a brown car and the sound it made that Flick recognised after sixteen years, spoilt it for me. I’m sure readers who love slow burn stories with flawed characters will like “The Heatwave” and although I would read more by this author again I can’t give this book more than 2.5 stars.

2.5 stars

More Books by Katerina Diamond