Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Woman in the Water by Kelly Heard. This was released on the 22nd of July, published by Bookouture.
I know my sister didn’t die by accident. Does someone know our secret?
I swore I’d never go home to Brightwater. It would be safer for everyone if I stayed away.
But now my sister is dead, and I am driving down the familiar highway, watching the sunlight glimmer off the lake, with the memory of her green eyes like a knife in my heart.
I know Holly didn’t slip and drown out by the old boardwalk, surrounded by trees and dark water. She would never have gone there, if she had a choice.
Her little girls need me now. I couldn’t save Holly, but I must protect them.
Because if whoever killed Holly knows what we did all those years ago, out on the water, then I need to find them before they come after me.
But how can I, when there are still so many things I don’t know about what really happened that night?
An absolutely gripping, twisty psychological thriller about secrets between sisters that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.
We all know someone who has moved on from or away from places and people that haunt them. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “I am never going back”. That’s what Felicity said, but now she has no choice. Her sister has been killed and the children she has left behind need the love and support of the person who knew their mum the best. And because Felicity knew Holly the best, she knows that she didn’t choose to go down there near the dark water and she knows it wasn’t just an accident, somebody killed her. So to find her sisters killer Felicity will go back.
The Woman in the Water is a dark and chilling mystery that although moves at a slightly slower pace, still manages to hold your interest. It has been very well plotted and its characters are real and believable. Mainly told from Felicity’s point of view, she is a strong character and carries the story on her shoulders well. There are also plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes and although its outcome wasn’t a huge surprise, it is still thrilling all the same.
My second book by Kelly Heard, she has a very easy style and does a good job of drawing the reader in and with her vivid descriptions, make you feel you are also part of the story. All up The Woman in the Water is a solid read and I look forward to reading what Kelly will come up with for her readers next.
Thank you to Kelly Heard, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Woman in the Window, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Woman in the Water Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to know Kelly Heard
Kelly Heard is a novelist from Afton, Virginia. She published poetry in literary magazines before signing her debut novel, Before You Go, with Bookouture.
Kelly prefers writing to most other pastimes, but you’ll occasionally find her in the garden, hiking, or exploring antique shops.