29 December 2021

The Heatwave


By Katerina Diamond
Psychological Thriller

My Review

When a teenage girl is reported missing in Sidmouth, it brings back terrible memories for Felicity. Sixteen years earlier her best friend also went missing and she fled the town in fear. With this new disappearance she now feels compelled to return home to Sidmouth to discover the truth. But nothing is as it seems. Felicity is the only person who holds the answers to the puzzle.   

The Heatwave is the first book I've read by Katerina Diamond. I thought it was good, although I did have to suspend disbelief on numerous occasions. But that's ok — it's often the case with twisty psychological thrillers. 

The timeline alternated seamlessly between 'past' and 'present' and worked very well. I also enjoyed being drip-fed just enough information to keep me on the edge of my seat wondering how the pieces would fit together. Overall it was an entertaining read.    

Book Source: Purchased copy
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Avon (25th June 2020)
ISBN-13: 978-0008361808

The Blurb

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.

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