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!DOWNLOAD EPUB ⚒ 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 Sweltering S 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 The Paris 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 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 themselves settled in Sylvie s family home La R verie in Provence It is an old, rambling building but they are happy enough until their daughter Elodie 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 themselves settled in Sylvie s family home La R verie in Provence It is an old, rambling building but they are happy enough until their daughter Elodie is born From early on she is a child with attitude and she seems to have an iron will and a destructive nature for someone so small Sylvie is at her wit s end and takes her to see a child psychologist Greg, however, is unwilling to hear Sylvie s concerns and upset and their relationship struggles to withstand the challenges facing them.They go on to have a second daughter, Emma The story opens in the early 1990s as Sylvie discovers there has been a small fire in their house in Provence she is now living alone with Emma and she must speed down there from London, taking Emma with her.Elodie is no longer on the scene and Emma, on the cusp of becoming a teenager, has little knowledge of the intense difficulties that her family has faced Soon there is a shock, and mother and daughter have to come to terms with the past and ponder the future.Raging in the background are the annual fires that often descend on this part of the world and fire becomes a leitmotif in the novel The author slots in French words and phrases, which serve to enhance the feel of being in this hot and sultry part of the world Using smatterings of local language is really quite a skill and she does this with aplomb One to pick up Summer 2020 Recommended 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 about and Emma knows very little about her but once they head back to La Reverie, their French home, Sylvie can feel her presence and is suddenly draw 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 about and Emma knows very little about her but once they head back to La Reverie, their French home, Sylvie can feel her presence and is suddenly drawn back into the past and having to face up to it in the present And I m not really going to say muchthan that about the plot to be honest I went into this one knowing there had been some good reviews and a bit of a buzz around it but not actually having a clue as to what the story would be like, and I think that s the best way to experience this book This book has a lotdepth than your average summer read but the storyline isn t so complicated that you can t pick it up and put it down without feeling lost, although I personally couldn t put it down at all and finished it over 3 nights.The Heatwave isn t a thriller as such but it certainly makes for a thrilling read The writing style is beautifully descriptive and atmospheric, I could easily picture their rustic old house and feel the sweltering heat beaming down on me whilst reading it Reading it in the sun in the garden was perfect and I think it will make a brilliant summer read Unfortunately the paperback release has been pushed back but it is out as an ebook now This book lures you in, promising to be full of mystery and secrets and it doesn t disappoint This is definitely one of my favourite reads of the year so far and I recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of intrigue in their family dramas Enjoyed this one Quick read,would be perfect for a holiday , but that s not happening anytime soon A good mystery,thriller 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 Elodie is a mesmerizing character who draws through the narrative, and I truly empathized with Sylvie s conflicting emotions I did wish the twist at 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 Elodie is a mesmerizing character who draws through the narrative, and I truly empathized with Sylvie s conflicting emotions I did wish the twist at the end was a little, well, twistier Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC 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 ghost of lodie, the elder daughter, and memories of her childhood come flooding back to Sylvie Emma has never been told the truth about what h 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 ghost of lodie, the elder daughter, and memories of her childhood come flooding back to Sylvie Emma has never been told the truth about what happened to her sister, but it seems bound to emerge in this French village where everyone knows everyone else s business We learn that Greg, the girls father, didn t always believe Sylvie s stories about their firstborn but should we Is she an entirely reliable narrator The backdrop to this intense emotional drama is the French countryside in the midst of a heatwave It is conjured up viscerally and sensually the buzzing of insects in the brush, the rich scent of oleander, and the smoke from the forest fire burning in the hills, all combining to create a sense of claustrophobia Even the swimming pool, which should have brought relief from the heat, seems tainted by the past As Emma s asthma flares up, the sense of impending danger grows.I couldn t stop reading this book and plan to go back and read it again soon The writing is rich and multi layered, but it s the subtlety of the characterisations that hook you and won t let you go I m a huge fan of Kate Riordan s work and I genuinely think this is her best yet A taut and stunning novel 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 present is set in 1993, and I m not really sure why that is.I would hate to give anything of the story away so can t say too much I 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 present is set in 1993, and I m not really sure why that is.I would hate to give anything of the story away so can t say too much In fact, I ve tried to writebut it really is one of those books you have to read knowing littlethan what the publishers summary of the book tells you So I m going to leave it at that It s gripping, it is unnerving and I enjoyed the way the story evolves, little by little.The way the book is narrated was a bit of a strange one for me and it did occasionally lead to confusion in parts when I was reading it Sylvie, the girls mother is the narrator in the story but it s told as if she s talking to her youngest daughter, so the narrative is in the second person It did take some getting used to but it enhanced the fact that really the whole story is an apology to both her daughters Sylvie holds on to both guilt and a deep sorrow for the family s situation, but with fear and a sense of foreboding never far away.So I don t want to say anyIt was an intense read, with a very climactic ending and I really enjoyed it 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 properties around the area and Sylvie s has also been affected To make matters worse, she has bittersweet memories of the house as this is the village wh 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 properties around the area and Sylvie s has also been affected To make matters worse, she has bittersweet memories of the house as this is the village where her first child Elodie died Sylvie feels Elodie s presence everywhere and even though she has come with youngest daughter Emma, she can not escape the tragedy of what happened.She s there to sell the house and to move on at last This all happened ten years ago but Sylvie feels as if Elodie is still there with her Haunting her Well, someone is You see, Sylvie is troubled by dark recollections We are taken back to that time and the human emotions attached to it and it s a journey that you go on with the characters and end up finding out a very interesting state of affairs The setting really added to the story A crumbling house in the middle of Provence Dreamy And the name of the house La Reverie itself alludes to that However, the beauty of the area and the stunning landscape is meant to be so peaceful and far away from the world When it s this nice, it s eveneffective when bad things happen With such a small cast of characters, the bonds between a mother and her daughters, it s a study in what can go wrong and how fast life can go downhill.Elodie is a very interesting character Troubled and weird from the start There are some important things for Sylvie to face up to and examine.Welcome to Provence for a holiday stay you will not forget in a hurry 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 used You could infer what they were saying, but I don t think it added anything to the story Additionally, when two of the characters were conversing in F 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 used You could infer what they were saying, but I don t think it added anything to the story Additionally, when two of the characters were conversing in French, it was typed out in italics English , which got a little annoying after awhile But in the grand scheme of how great this book was, that s tiny.I loved it 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 time before you found out what happened It was so clever and so different to what I ve read before I really enjoyed it.The character of focu 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 time before you found out what happened It was so clever and so different to what I ve read before I really enjoyed it.The character of focus Elodie, was a captivating character who was capable of so much and the book keeps you guessing about what happened to her The twists and turns made me so surprised and I ended up obsessed with her character, regardless of how scary her character was.I wasn t sure about Sylvie s character but I can t imagine what it would be like to go through what she did so it is understandable It really shocks you how different people s lives are If you get chance, read Sylvie s story, it won t let you down