Tuesday, July 27, 2021

BLOG TOUR - The Woman in the Water


I know my sister didn’t die by accident. Does someone know our secret?

I swore I’d never go home to Brightwater. It would be safer for everyone if I stayed away.

But now my sister is dead, and I am driving down the familiar highway, watching the sunlight glimmer off the lake, with the memory of her green eyes like a knife in my heart.

I know Holly didn’t slip and drown out by the old boardwalk, surrounded by trees and dark water. She would never have gone there, if she had a choice.

Her little girls need me now. I couldn’t save Holly, but I must protect them.

Because if whoever killed Holly knows what we did all those years ago, out on the water, then I need to find them before they come after me.

But how can I, when there are still so many things I don’t know about what really happened that night?

An absolutely gripping, twisty psychological thriller about secrets between sisters that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.


:   The Woman in the Water
Author:  Kelly Heard
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   345
Date of Publication:   July 22, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

Felicity is truly saddened that her sister Holly  has been found dead. She rushes to her two nieces, as she is named their temporary guardian. Felicity feels she owes much more than to her nieces. Felicity plans on finding out what reay happened to Holly, even though the discovery will raise secrets of the past.

As things begin to eveolve in this story, it becomes clear why Felicity left and had never planned to return. The story is delievered in then and now, and it it the then part of the story that is mired deep in intrigue. Not only did events of the past surround a tragic death around a swamp, Holly's death happens near that very same area. Could what happened in the past have anything at all to do with Holly's death?

Just as determined as Felicity is to uncover hidden secrets, there is at least one person who woul rather keep things quiet. Will the strange activities suddenly happening to Felicity present even more danger to her? What of her nieces, how are they coping with their mother's death? This multi-layered story is filled with intrigue, danger, a spooky vibe and a thrilling conclusion.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Kelly prefers writing to most other pastimes, but you'll occasionally find her in the garden, hiking,  exploring antique shops.

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