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Kate Riordan - Author

About the Author

Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist. She started out as an editorial assistant at the Guardian, followed by a stint as deputy editor for the lifestyle section of Time Out. She now works freelance and lives in the Cotswolds, where she is currently working on her next novel.

 

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Featured books by Kate Riordan

Red Letter

Red Letter

Author: Kate Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2016

Secrets and lies in the 1930s in an atmospheric short story from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Photograph. Marjorie knows that James has had affairs in the past but she believed him when he said it would never happen again. Then the old warning signs start to reappear. He stays late at work and seems distracted when he's at home. That doesn't stop her breath catching in her throat when she sees the letter inked into his diary. A red A - seemingly innocuous and yet devastating. Undeniable.She was a clever, independent and desirable woman once. Not someone's second best with a broken spirit. And as Marjorie looks at the red letter A - Amy? Angela? - she realises that it's time to rediscover herself and take back control of her life.

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Other books by Kate Riordan

The Heatwave

The Heatwave

Author: Kate Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

'A sultry, gorgeously written and hugely atmospheric thriller with a dark, compelling mystery at its heart' LUCY FOLEY, bestselling author of The Hunting Party 'This book took me to France from the comfort of my garden. I devoured it in 24 hours' 5***** reader review Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was troubled. Elodie is dead. Sylvie hasn't been back to her crumbling French family home in years. Not since the death of her eldest daughter Elodie. Every corner of the old house feels haunted by memories of her - memories she has tried to forget. But as temperatures rise, and forest fires rage through the French countryside, a long-buried family secret is about to come to light. Because there's something Sylvie's been hiding about what really happened to Elodie that summer. And it could change everything. 'Sultry, atmospheric and unsettling - a book to lose yourself in this summer' ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of He Said She Said 'The only book you need this summer. Gripping, well-paced and full of thrills' 5***** reader review 'Chilling, addictive and had me on the edge of my seat' 5***** Reader Review 'Welcome to Provence for a holiday stay you will not forget in a hurry!' 5***** Reader Review __________ Praise for Kate Riordan 'Rich and atmospheric' RACHEL HORE 'The perfect summer read' RACHEL RHYS 'Had me absolutely gripped' LOUISE CANDLISH

Sanditon

Sanditon

Author: Kate Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

A novelisation of ITV's lavish period drama, Sanditon, adapted for television by Emmy and BAFTA-Award winning writer Andrew Davies and based on Jane Austen's unfinished novel. When a chance accident transports Charlotte Heywood to the seaside town of Sanditon, her life changes forever. And when she meets the charming and slightly wild Sidney Parker, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of romance, betrayal and changing alliances - nobody in Sanditon is quite as they seem. Discover the world Jane Austen left behind and meet the characters brought to the page by Kate Riordan. Every coastal town has its secrets - but Sanditon has more than most!

The Stranger

The Stranger

Author: Kate Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

A top ten Red Magazine book . . . ____________ Cornwall, 1940. In the hushed hours of deepest night a young woman is found washed up on the rocks. Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in? In the midst of war three women arrive seeking safety at Penhallow Hall. Each is looking to escape her past. But one of them is not there by choice. As the threat of invasion mounts and the nightly blackouts feel longer and longer, tensions between the close-knit residents rise until dark secrets start to surface. And no one can predict what their neighbour is capable of . . . In a house full of strangers, who do you trust? ____________ 'A beautiful and intriguing page-turner. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Sapphire Widow 'Wonderfully atmospheric and utterly engrossing. I hardly moved until I had read the very last word' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird

The Stranger

The Stranger

Author: Kate Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2018

ONE OF RED MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN BOOKS . . . 'Wonderfully atmospheric and utterly engrossing. I hardly moved until I had read to the very last word' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird 'A beautiful and intriguing page-turner, where the secrets of the past cast long shadows. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour' Dinah Jefferies ---------- Cornwall, 1940. In the hushed hours of deepest night a young woman is found washed up on the rocks. Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in? In the midst of war three women arrive seeking safety at Penhallow Hall. Each is looking to escape her past. But one of them is not there by choice. As the threat of invasion mounts and the nightly blackouts feel longer and longer, tensions between the close-knit residents rise until dark secrets start to surface. And no one can predict what their neighbour is capable of . . . In a house full of strangers, who do you trust? ----------

The Stranger

The Stranger

Author: Kate Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

When you're the outsider, who do you trust? Cornwall, 1940. For decades, Penhallow Hall has stood frozen in time, protecting the secrets of its isolated inhabitants. But the far corners of England are no shelter from the war, and Penhallow must finally open its doors to strangers. Three newcomers arrive, each looking to escape their past. They adjust easily to the routine - nightly blackouts, the threat of invasion - but tensions mount and secrets are forced into the open. For one of them is not there by choice. And then, in the hushed hours of deepest night, a young woman is taken by the sea. Was it simply a tragic accident? Or should the inhabitants of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in?

Stranger

Stranger

Author: Kate Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Stranger by Kate Riordan. Read by Pippa Bennett-Warner, Hattie Morahan, Gabrielle Glaister, Chris Nelson and Laura Kirman. When youre the outsider, who do you trust? Cornwall, 1940. For decades, Penhallow Hall has stood frozen in time, protecting the secrets of its isolated inhabitants. But the far corners of England are no shelter from the war, and Penhallow must finally open its doors to strangers. Three newcomers arrive, each looking to escape their past. They adjust easily to the routine - nightly blackouts, the threat of invasion - but tensions mount and secrets are forced into the open. For one of them is not there by choice. And then, in the hushed hours of deepest night, a young woman is taken by the sea. Was it simply a tragic accident? Or should the inhabitants of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in?

Birdcage Walk

Birdcage Walk

Author: Kate Riordan Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2012

A London Murder Mystery Based on a True Historical Crime George Woolfe is a young working class East London printmaker in the early 1900's. Frustrated by the constraints of his class and station, he sees an opportunity to escape when he by chance meets Charles Booth, author of one of the most comprehensive social surveys of London ever undertaken. But this auspicious encounter has tragic consequences for George who, within six months, is charged with the murder of a young woman. But did he do it? Set at the dawning of a new century, when the rigid class and gender boundaries of the Victorian age were soon to shift and realign, BIRDCAGE WALK is a historical novel that vividly brings to life a real-life Edwardian murder and the possible miscarriage of justice that followed it.

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