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Heatstroke

(2020)
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The intoxicating debut novel that everyone is talking about this summer.

'Barkworth is excruciatingly good... An impressive first book' OBSERVER
HEAT magazine's READ OF THE WEEK - 'the evocative one'
'A summer sizzler... with twists, turns and revelations in all the right places' EVENING STANDARD
'Painfully real, and so beautifully written I wanted to stay within its pages forever' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'Stylish and sensual' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

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This summer burns with secrets...

It is too hot to sleep. To work. To be questioned time and again by the police.

At the beginning of a stifling, sultry summer, everything shifts irrevocably when Lily doesn't come home one afternoon.

Rachel is Lily's teacher. Her daughter Mia is Lily's best friend. The girls are fifteen - almost women, still children.

As Rachel becomes increasingly fixated on Lily's absence, she finds herself breaking fragile trusts and confronting impossible choices she never thought she'd face.

It wasn't supposed to happen like this.

Intoxicating and compulsive, Heatstroke is a darkly gripping, thought-provoking novel of crossed boundaries, power and betrayal, that plays with expectations at every turn.

FOR FANS OF ZOE HELLER, EMMA CLINE, EXPECTATION AND MY DARK VANESSA.

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A COSMOPOLITAN BEST NEW BOOKS pick May 2020

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'A thrilling look at mothers and daughters, adolescence, sex, suburbia and secrets' NELL FRIZZELL

'Sexy, sensual, difficult, provocative...definitely one of the best reads of the summer' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS

'Pulls you into its sweaty interior and keeps you gripped' RENEE KNIGHT

'I couldn't tear myself away' ERIN KELLY

'I am addicted!... A gripping, dark and twisty read with beautiful, poetic writing' EMMA GANNON

'Compulsive, sticky and full of gorgeous writing' KIRSTIN INNES

'A scorching tale of obsession, betrayal and the wounds that mothers and daughters inflict on each other' TAMMY COHEN

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A scorching tale of obsession, betrayal and the wounds that mothers and daughters inflict on each other in the name of love." - Tammy Cohen

"Stylish and sensual." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"Fevered and claustrophobic." - Jane Healey

"I gulped this whole thing down in one sitting. It's compulsive, sticky and full of gorgeous writing." - Kirstin Innes

"Raw, unsparing and almost unbearably tender." - Erin Kelly

"Pulls you into its sweaty interior and keeps you gripped to the end. Darkly atmospheric and so well written." - Renée Knight

"Painfully real, and so beautifully written I wanted to stay within its pages forever. Heatstroke is unsettling, challenging and utterly immersive." - Clare Mackintosh

"Sexy, sensual, difficult, provocative - I was hooked for every twist, turn and revelation. This is definitely one of the best reads of the summer. I was blown away." - Laura Jane Williams


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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Heatstroke: an intoxicating story of obsession over one hot summer
Author(s): Hazel Barkworth
ISBN: 1-4722-6560-2 / 978-1-4722-6560-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heatstroke: an intoxicating story of obsession over one hot summer
Author(s): Hazel Barkworth
ISBN: 1-4722-6562-9 / 978-1-4722-6562-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heatstroke: an intoxicating story of obsession over one hot summer
Author(s): Hazel Barkworth
ISBN: 1-4722-6561-0 / 978-1-4722-6561-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Heatstroke
Author(s): Hazel Barkworth
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Heatstroke: an intoxicating story of obsession over one hot summer
Author(s): Hazel Barkworth
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Heatstroke: an intoxicating story of obsession over one hot summer
Author(s): Hazel Barkworth
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU