Monday, August 17, 2020

Giveaway - The Heatwave - Kate Riordan

Summer isn't over yet! It's still hot, hot, hot! As is Kate Riordan's new book - The Heatwave. It releases August 18.....and....I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader!

What's it about? From Grand Central Publishing:

"Under 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 dead.

When 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 1990’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 forget.

As 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 ’68 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 home.

Rich 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." Sounds good doesn't it? I loved her previous book, Firecomb Manor (my review). Here's an excerpt of The Heatwave.

"Kate Riordan is a British writer and journalist. After working on staff at the Guardian and Time Out London, she left London for the Cotswolds in order to concentrate on writing novels. Her historical novel Fiercombe Manor (The Girl in the Photograph in the UK) was published by Harper in 2015." You can connect with Kate Riordan on Twitter, follow her on Facebook as well as on Instagram.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Heatwave using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends August 29/20.

9 comments:

traveler said...

Captivating and intriguing novel which I would enjoy. Thanks.

Karen B said...

Sounds like a terrific "must read" - I hope it's not an e-book!

Ethan said...

This sounds like a great book to help round out the summer reading season!

holdenj said...

Great cover for a summer book! Heat Wave indeed!

Suzy said...

I've been seeing a lot of positive reviews for Heatwave.

Kimberly said...

This sounds so good and the fact that it takes place in the south of France is particularly appealing especially now when we are all stuck at home.

Danamichele84 said...

I love to read about places abroad, this book sounds excellent!

Burma Turner said...

This sounds fantastic!

jemrah said...

thanks for the chance to win - love the cover!