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Rewind Reader Reviews

Rewind

Bernadette Scott

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

I loved this. From the instantly immersive opening scene, right through to the end this was a brilliant, unsettling, edge-of-the seat page-turner of a book.

Rewind contains all the ingredients for a cracking thriller:
lone woman in isolated holiday cottage – tick;
creepy Peeping Tom of a manager – tick;
potential stalker – tick;
relationship problems – tick;
plucky reporter – tick.

I could go on, but you get the picture. I don’t want to write too much for fear of spoilers – which would be a great shame. Suffice to say that if you’re looking for a well-written, absorbing thriller, with believable characters, that makes you think and keeps the pages turning, this could well be for you.

Highly recommended.

Nikki Telling

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

I liked the style of this book with the story told as you would have to watch on a camera tape. Beginning with the murder of an Instagram star captured on camera by a creepy holiday cottage manager this book has action from the get go. The story and timelines move forward and backwards so it's one for reading in as few sittings as possible if you're like me and prone to forgetting where you are with moving timelines. Luckily, the story is engaging enough that I didn't want to leave it.

It's twist is good and the style of this psychological thriller is like smaller stories within the whole story. Similar in that regard to her debut novel Distress Signals. A good, dark book to escape into.

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Miriam Smith

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.

Having read Catherine Ryan Howard’s previously successful book The Liars Girl and awarding it the full five stars, I was very much looking forward to reading this author’s latest book Rewind. I had exceedingly high hopes for it and I’m pleased to report it didn’t disappoint.
Although the story starts off with a cracking prologue it did take me a while to adjust to who everyone was and their connection to the plot, which is why I’d recommend you read this book in as few a sittings as possible to keep up with the threads. Once this all clicked in place, the story rocketed along and with a nod to Psycho this story was both creepy and menacing and full of tension.
The premise of the plot, using Rewind and Pause etc as chapters, kept the story very interesting and intriguing and kept you fully invested in the plot as each chapter revealed itself. The author also portrayed the dangers of social media, this time Instagram, and how easy it is to reveal so much about yourself without actually giving away that much detail.
All the characters were very well developed and portrayed and I could easily imagine the village where everyone knew everything and gossip is rife. Andrew was a particularly menacing character and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his in-depth past history and was intrigued by how he came to ‘enjoy’ his degrading proclivities, which leads to one of the bases for the plot.
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.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/35740838-miriam-smith

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,