The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 28/07/2016
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The Swimming Pool
Cannot praise this book enough!
Doesn’t that cover just seem so enticing?! That’s what attracted me to this book straight away; it looked so sinister and compelling that I just couldn’t r... READ MORE
Laura at Canterbury

Synopsis

'I can't take my eyes off the water. Can you?' It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele - wife, mother, teacher - it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with a lavish bohemian lifestyle, who seems all too happy to invite Natalie into her elite circle. Soon Natalie is spending long days at the pool, socializing with new friends and basking in a popularity she didn't know she'd been missing. Real life, and the person she used to be, begins to feel very far away. But is such a change in fortunes too good to be true? Why are dark memories of a summer long ago now threatening to surface? And, without realizing, could Natalie have been swept dangerously out of her depth? Praise for The Swimming Pool 'Exquisitely written and addictively dark, The Swimming Pool is sheer perfection' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go 'Gripping from start to finish, it wrapped itself around me and swept me along in its wake. I loved it and simply did not want it to end' Rosanna Ley 'Clever, atmospheric and ridiculously addictive' Kate Riordan 'As languidly seductive as summer itself, this is a tense, unsettling tale about the secrets and lies submerged beneath the smooth surface of a leafy London neighbourhood lido. Bravo, Louise Candlish!' Tammy Cohen 'Smart and gripping from start to finish - I didn't see any of the twists coming. I loved it!' Isabelle Broom, author and Heat Books Reviews Editor

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405919876
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 333g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 30 mm

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The Swimming Pool
Beautifully written and Compelling
My sincere thanks to NetGalley, Penguin and Louise Candlish for an advanced review copy of 'The Swimming Pool' in exchange for an honest review. Louise Ca... READ MORE
Tina Bou
The Swimming Pool
Simmering mystery, with dark undertones and gasp-inducing ending!
I’ve continued my deep dive (sorry! No more swimming puns…hopefully
Stu Cummins
The Swimming Pool
Simmering mystery, with dark undertones and gasp-inducing ending!
I’ve continued my deep dive (sorry! No more swimming puns…hopefully
Stu Cummins
The Swimming Pool
Mundane and slow paced!
First of all the prologue for this didn’t happen, so I’m assuming it may have been a dream..... This didn’t grip me at all, it was quite mundane, slow pac... READ MORE
Recretia