Catherine Ryan Howard: Rewind


This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review Rewind.


From the bestselling, multiple prize-shortlisted novelist Catherine Ryan Howard comes an explosive story about a twisted voyeur and a terrible crime…


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?


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…


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


Rewind is the first book I have read by Catherine Ryan Howard and it won’t be the last! It is full of tension and each stave seemed to end on a cliffhanger that made me desperate to carry on reading to find out what happened. It’s very cleverly written, sometimes too clever for me, as I struggled to keep up with the timeline and understand what the chapter headings meant. However, I enjoyed trying to piece everything together.

There are several characters in Rewind and it’s clear very quickly that many of them have secrets. This adds to the intrigue of the novel as I tried to work out who was lying and who was telling the truth.

The setting of Shanamore seems really beautiful and peaceful. Catherine Ryan Howard’s descriptions are very clear and I enjoyed being able to transport myself to the beach and become involved with the close knit community there.

I understand that Rewind is the beginning of a series and I can’t wait to see what happens in future instalments.

Rewind is available from Amazon



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