The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond

A hot summer and an even hotter murder suspect …


Sixteen years ago, a girl disappeared from a sleepy seaside town. Now another girl’s gone missing, and Felicity must return to the hometown she fled, to confront the horrors of what happened that long-ago summer.

Vodka bottle in hand – she’s a bit of a drinker, is Felicity –  she leaves her husband and young family behind to travel 500 miles back to Devon, where she settles in to a hotel before setting out to speak to relatives and friends of the missing girl.

In a dual timeline, we are taken back and forward from the present-day mystery to the long hot summer when Felicity’s friend, Jasmine’s parents invited a young man to stay in their summerhouse. He’s as hot as the summer sun, and both girls are drawn to him. Handsome, enigmatic, dangerous, his presence will change both their lives forever – and not in a good way. For he’s hiding a massive secret, and Jasmine in particular is determined to find out what it is.

Ah, secrets! Where would a good thriller be without them? This one has them in spades – like many narrators, Felicity is economical with the facts, drip-feeding the reader the events of the past in a satisfactorily suspenseful way. A murder then, a murder now – just how implicit is Felicity in the events of that long-ago summer, and will she finally find absolution in the events of the present day. With its dark plot and nail-biting narrative, this is one hot thriller!

Published by Avon

About the writer

Sunday Times best-seller Katerina Diamond is the author of the Exeter based crime thriller series – starting with ‘The Teacher’ and followed by The Secret, The Angel, The Promise and Truth or Die. The Heatwave is a stand-alone novel. Follow her on Twitter @thevenomous pen, on Facebook @Katerinadiamondauthor and on Instagram @katerinadiamondauthor.




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