Today I am sharing my thoughts on The Heatwave… the audiobook version!The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond
Published by Avon on June 25, 2020
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10 hours, 40 minutes
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 hometown, Felicity fled, knowing more than she let on. But 16 years later, her new life is shattered by the news that a second girl has gone missing in Sidmouth.
Now Felicity must go home, 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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We have a then and now type of book with The Heatwave. I have heard a lot about this book so I thought why not listen to the audiobook. When I started it, I will admit I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this because it came at a time where I was feeling under pressure to read and I couldn’t connect with the book.
Then there was a section of the book and I was like holy frigging moly, what is going on here! I was then hooked! I couldn’t figure out how this would end, I certainly did not expect the story in front of me! It is clever with the different twists and the kicker at the end, it blew me away. Reflecting on the book now, I have now connected the dots I didn’t at the time of listening. But I think I will definitely go back and read this one at some point to see if I could pick up on things I had missed before. The narrator Charlotte Worthing did do a fab job of drawing out the intensity of the book and I would listen to her narrating again.
This is a story of two girls, best of friends, Jasmine in the past and Felicity in the present. One hot summer, Jasmine is enticed and seduced by Tim, a guy living in their summer house, but things are most definitely not what they seem. In the present a girl is missing, a body has been found, and Felicity feels the need to go back to her hometown and solve this crime.
I think for me, I could not fathom why Felicity would feel the need to risk everything to go back, she just ditched her family for no reason, but a whim. However, when it made sense, wow the words out of my mouth! It was definitely unexpected and just so OMG!
By the end, I was waiting with bated breath to see how this would finish, if I bit my nails I would have done! It is a dark but well-played book, even when you think you might know what is going to have Ms Diamond changes that real quick!
This is my first outing with this author but I have been keen to read her Imogen Grey series, which I will hopefully be able to do soon.
Until next time xxx
Thanks to Ellie at HarperCollins for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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