The Swimming Pool

Author(s): Louise Candlish

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'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 'The Swimming Pool' is a slow-burning and thought-provoking read, and the last few gripping pages had me immediately reaching for the beginning.' Love Reading Praise for Louise Candlish 'A master of her craft' Rosamund Lupton 'A thriller novel meets soap opera with hints of Rear Window ...addictive and fun ...it will keep you guessing until the end' Stylist 'Absorbing, perceptive and gripping' Daily Mail 'Louise Candlish's stories don't shy away from life's more painful and emotional moments' Glamour 'Tense, twisty and completely addictive, will keep you guessing right until the end' Good Housekeeping ' Louise Candlish excels in looking at the darker side of relationships, she discovers thoughts and feelings that are recognisable but at the same time feel dangerously untouched' Love Reading

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Exquisitely written and addictively dark, The Swimming Pool is sheer perfection Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO A clever, claustrophobic thriller Fabulous magazine A compulsive psychological thriller that will give you the shivers Sunday Mirror Unapologetically dark, deliciously descriptive and heavy with that irresistible sense of foreboding, this is a novel that redefines the term "unputdownable" heat Tautly plotted and claustrophobic - a psychological drama with edge Good Housekeeping Readers will delight in the raw honesty with which Candlish writes about being a middle-aged woman in turmoil Daily Mail This story will keep you hooked with unexpected twists and turns until the end, when secrets and lies are exposed Candis A psychological drama Woman A slow-burning and thought-provoking read ... the last few gripping pages had me immediately reaching for the beginning Love Reading 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 SO GOOD India Knight 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 Praise for Louise Candlish - A master of her craft Rosamund Lupton A thriller novel meets soap opera with hints of Rear Window ... addictive and fun ... it will keep you guessing until the end Stylist Absorbing, perceptive and gripping Daily Mail Louise Candlish's stories don't shy away from life's more painful and emotional moments Glamour Tense, twisty and completely addictive, will keep you guessing right until the end Good Housekeeping Louise Candlish excels in looking at the darker side of relationships, she discovers thoughts and feelings that are recognisable but at the same time feel dangerously untouched. Love Reading

Louise Candlish studied English at University College London and worked as an editor in art publishing and as a copywriter before becoming a writer. Though her stories are about people facing dramatic dilemmas, she tries to live an uncomplicated life in London with her husband and daughter.

General Fields

  • : 9781405919876
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : January 2017
  • : 201mm X 136mm X 30mm
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92
  • : en
  • : en
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : FA
  • : Paperback
  • : FA
  • : Paperback
  • : 480
  • : 480
  • : Louise Candlish
  • : Louise Candlish