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With a wonderful premise and on point storytelling this is a truly fabulous and thrilling read. The manager of a set of holiday cottages has a hidden camera in the bedroom of a guest. The guest is murdered and the camera destroyed. What next? Hit rewind! I adore Catherine Ryan Howard’s novels, she plays with time and creates plot lines that deceive, outwit and impress. The chilling prologue to Rewind, so matter of fact yet descriptive, really hammers home. It feels like the end, it is the end for someone, yet of course it is just the beginning of the tale. As information is revealed and more characters introduced, even more questions are created. As I travelled backwards and forwards in time, the skill of the writing ensured I stayed fully involved and a part of the storyline. Rewind, so different, clever and powerful, is a sure-fire winner of a read for me, I absolutely loved it!

Liz Robinson

Rewind Synopsis

From the bestselling, multiple prize-shortlisted novelist Catherine Ryan Howard comes an explosive story about a twisted voyeur and a terrible crime... PLAY Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself? PAUSE Natalie wishes she'd stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There's something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can't - not until she's found what she's looking for... REWIND This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You've already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking... 'Catherine Ryan Howard is a gift to crime writing. Her characters are credible, her stories are original and her plotting is ingenious. Every book is a treat to look forward to.' Liz Nugent

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Rewind Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A brilliant, unsettling, edge-of-the seat page-turner of a book. Full review

Bernadette Scott

Physiological thriller that's fast paced and moves about between timelines and characters. Full review

Nikki Telling

Another five stars for this utterly engrossing, creepy thriller that literally does tick all the boxes needed for a tension-packed novel. I would highly recommend this book and it’s very talented and imaginative author and I look forward to yet even more by her again in the future. Full review

Miriam Smith

Rewind Press Reviews

Superbly chilling. - Hazel Gaynor, author of The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

Twisty and twisted, with the kind of meticulous plotting that shows real respect for the reader. Loved it! - Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies

Just finished Rewind by the supremely talented Catherine Ryan Howard. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. The very definition of a compulsive read. - Fiona Cummins

I absolutely adore Catherine Ryan Howard's writing. - Jenny Blackhurst, auhtor of How I Lost You

I struggled to put it down... Beware Catherine Ryan Howard - once she lures you in there's no escape until you turn the last page. Compelling, unsettling and creepy; Rewind is an ice cold finger of a book that will send a shiver down your spine. - C. L. Taylor, bestselling author of The Accident

Part twisty thriller, part Black Mirror nightmare, Rewind is a deftly writtenpage-turner that keeps you guessing. A scary, cunning, and all too real exploration of contemporary dangers by a rising star of Irish noir. - Zoje Stage, author of Bad Apple

Completely immersive, deliciously creepy with the darkest of twists...this is a book that grabs your full attention and does not let go. - Dervla McTiernan, author of The Ruin

Claustrophic, terrifying and most of all satisfying, Rewind sees Catherine Ryan Howard succeed in bringing something fresh and fierce to the crime genre once again. Totally gripping. - Claire Allan, author of Her Name Was Rose

Rewind is terrific. A cast of brilliantly-drawn characters, whip-smart dialogue and the thrill of the remote Irish setting kept me hooked from the first page to the last. - Gilly MacMillan, author of What She Knew

Creepy, atmospheric and beautifully written, this is her best one yet. - Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies

Rewind is brilliant: an expertly constructed thriller that plays on our worst fears about modern life. Catherine Ryan Howard has a genius for creating memorable and convincing characters - some appealing, some horrifying - and the plot moves back and forth through their lives like a pendulum counting down to the explosive ending. Rewind is exactly what I expect from Catherine: exceptional, original and compelling writing that's a joy to read. - Jane Casey, author of Let the Dead Speak

Catherine Ryan Howard is one of the best Irish crime writers around, and her novels always feel completely authentic and true to their setting. Rewind is no exception and in the twisty plot Catherine also displays an in-depth and incredibly vivid knowledge of social media and its perils. Supreme entertainment. - Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?

There's no hitting stop in this cleverly crafted thriller. With its claustrophobic, isolated setting and superb cast of characters, Rewind will keep you utterly absorbed until the last tense turn of the page. Compelling and brilliant. The perfect read for any crime fiction fan. - Olivia Kiernan author of Too Close to Breathe

The chillingly clever plot reminded me of Ruth Rendell: Catherine Ryan Howard is a genius at psychological suspense. - Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

A hugely compelling thriller. Twisty, suspenseful and totally engrossing. SUPERB - Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

Oh, my word! I was absolutely invested in the story from start to finish. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough... Excellent story-telling. A compelling read. - Patricia Gibney, author of The Stolen Girls

I was riveted. True-crime homage as it should be done. So very clever... and just gripping the whole way through. Ryan Howard is a superstar. - Jo Spain, author of The Confession

Catherine Ryan Howard is a gift to crime writing. Her characters are credible, her stories are original and her plotting is ingenious. Every book is a treat to look forward to. - Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver

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ISBN: 9781786496560
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786496560
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Catherine Ryan Howard
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland. Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as a front desk agent in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher. She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.

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