Blackstone. Sept. 2019. 407p. ISBN 9781538519707. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781538519691. THRILLER
Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages off the coast of Ireland, is a voyeur who secretly records the goings-on in the bedrooms of the rentals. Natalie, a successful blogger, suspects her husband is cheating, so she’s come to Shanamore to find the truth but finds Andrew a bit creepy. Against her better judgment, she decides to stay in a cottage there herself. When she doesn’t come home, the followers of her blog begin to speculate as to her whereabouts. Audrey, an aspiring journalist aching for a scoop, sees Natalie’s disappearance as her big chance. Think Psycho meets Fatal Attraction as the village’s young Garda tries to solve this murder caught on video.
VERDICT Readers who enjoy books by Gillian Flynn and Ruth Ware, as well as the earlier thrillers by award-winning Irish author Howard (Distress Signals; The Liar’s Girl) will find this a perfect vacation read; full of twists and turns and just the right touch of creepiness. A must for mystery and thriller collections. [See Prepub Alert, 2/24/19.]

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