One Hot Summer by Anita Waller #BookReview #BlogTour #OneHotSummer #CrimeThriller #NetGalley @anitamayw @BoldwoodBooks @rararesources #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing One Hot Summer by Anita Waller, published by Boldwood Books.


A city on fire. A killer who can’t be stopped. Who will be next?

When two teenagers are found dead in a fire, DI Laura Henshall and DS Will Peters are called in to investigate. They believe it was a revenge attack gone wrong.

But soon fires are cropping up everywhere, and the police suspect they’re dealing with something much bigger . . . something that could bring the city to its knees.

With time running out, can the detectives find the arsonists before the city goes up in flames?

It can be mesmerising staring into the flames of a open fire place and this book had the same effect on me, although in this case, the flames are meant to kill. It’s such a compelling dark plot and is so intense!

Set in Sheffield, Waller sucks you in right from its harrowing prologue. My heart was racing so fast, I had to wait for it to go back to normal before I could continue! From there it hits the ground running and does’t let up until its shocking and jaw dropping conclusion!

I really enjoyed the characters in this book, particularly DI Laura Henshall who really brings it all to life. I also enjoyed her partnership and dynamics with DS Will Peters as they work tirelessly together to solve the crime.

I am going to say that Waller is on fire with this book and as corny as that sounds given its plot, it is absolutely true! She never fails to put her heart and soul into each book and has created another tale that just consumes you. A fantastic read, make sure you add One Hot Summer to your TBR immediately!

Thank you to Anita Waller, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of One Hot Summer, 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 Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.


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Follow the tour along the ways for these bloggers thoughts on One Hot Summer


Anita Waller is the author of many bestselling psychological thrillers and the Kat and Mouse crime series.

She lives in Sheffield, which continues to be the setting of many of her thrillers, and was first published by Bloodhound at the age of sixty-nine.

Her first book for Boldwood will be published in August 2022.


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My thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this blog tour and for the promotional materials.

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