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
Has anyone else watched that movie Bad Times at the El Royale? Personally, I adore that film, and its similarities to this book could be why I enjoyed reading Rewind so thoroughly. Sure, the plots are completely different, but both feature a large cast that jumps around in the timeline given, and someone dies in a hotel room that features hidden cameras. While Rewind doesn't feature Chris Hemsworth's glorious bare abs and low riding jeans, it DOES have an immediate tension ...more
A popular Instagram celebrity is off to a nightmarish secluded seaside resort. And I use the term resort loosely! It's downright creepy! And soon she fears for her life...and maybe with good reason!
I was excited to see all the five-star reviews being given for this book! I launched into it fully expecting a five-star read too! But I kept thinking, I must be reading a different book than everyone else.
Usually I love a book ...more
You'll thank me.
This is the first book I have read by Catherine Ryan Howard and it will not be my last.
A woman rents an isolated cottage and the creepy-lacking-in-social-skills manager spies on her through a hidden camera in her bedroom, and watches someone enter and murder the woman before destroying his camera. But this is not the beginning. To get to the beginning you will need to hit play, rewind and pause.
This book is told in a very intelligent manner. To understand the ...more
As the story unfolds, we get to meet a handful of truly ...more
PROS ABOUT THIS book:
-Moving back and forth between past and present and sometimes we stop to ...more
this is exactly my kind of escapist book.
im not someone known for having highbrow tastes or anything; ive nothing to escape from in the way of intellectual pursuits, but sometimes you just want a book thats all about the pleasure of reading itsomething to shut out the demands of the day with a few hours of page-turning, snack-scarfing ease. for some readers in these situations, the more mindless the book, the better, but i lose patience with lazy writing, wild implausibilities, ...more
I just wish I loved the story as much as the format used.
We have an internet "influencer", Natalie, who is murdered in her rental unit at Shanamore Holiday Cottages. The problem is that there was a hidden camera in the room capturing the murder in all it's grisly glory.
The manager of the Shanamore Cottages ...more
Having read Catherine Ryan Howards previously successful book The Liars Girl and awarding it the full five stars, I was very much looking forward to reading this authors latest book Rewind. I had exceedingly high hopes for it and Im pleased to report it didnt disappoint.
Although the story ...more
Loved the way the story goes backwards and forwards with a clever twist that keeps the suspense building. Thought the rewind, play idea was very original and told the story in bite size pieces that made you want to read more!!!
Instagram star Natalie is leaving Dublin and husband Mike to go and stay in Shanamore Cottages, she is there for ...more
I really enjoyed this authors previous novel, The Liars Girl. I tend to gravitate towards novels that have anything to do with social media, so I knew this was going to be a book I had to read. I happened to have an extra audible credit so I thought I would check out the audiobook.
An Instagram influencer , Natalie, is murdered in her rental unit at Shanamore Holiday Cottages. A hidden camera catches the murderer in ...more
▶ PLAY- The book opens with Andrew, the manager of the Shanamore Holiday Cottages watching the brutal murder of a female guest in cottage 6. He is a voyeur-he planted the camera there-but he never expected to view a murder.
⏸ PAUSE-Natalie, an Irish Instagram Influencer has discovered something at home which will cause her to pause her feed, and go to the Shanamore Holiday Cottages for answers.
◀ REWIND-Wannabe reporter, AUDREY, stumbles upon the fact that Natalie is now ...more
Play. Pause. Rewind. Fast-Forward. NO!
Sigh. Looks like Im in the minority on this one, my friends.
This book was all over the place for me. I didnt like how it constantly jumped around. Normally, Im a big fan of the alternating POVs. This one was just too much.
I think this book is best read in one sitting because whenever I took a break from it and tried to start it up again I was clueless as to what was going on. I found myself having to rewind and re-read parts just to keep up. Ain ...more
So, the book starts, with an unbelievable creepy and authentic atmosphere as a man who runs 6 holiday cottages in Ireland is reviewing his hidden camera footage from last night from room 6, ( there is a reason he is doing this, not just pure perversion but that becomes apparent much later on ) as he settles to watch, he is horrified as someone else enters the room, stands watching the guest in bed, walks up to the bed and gently wakes her
Then murders her
All on film!!!
When they are finished they ...more
We start with a woman killed on camera. Then the book rewinds, fast forwards, pauses and stops with each part of the tale adding up and finally becoming a full picture.
With cleverly placed clues to let you know how each piece sits in relation to the others and a hugely absorbing storyline that is utterly gripping and inordinately creepy this is definitely one of my reads of the year so far.
Fuller review to follow ...more
Rewind is a fast paced and enjoyable mystery/thriller; a proper beach read.
It jumps back and forth in time and the story is told from multiple points of view.
It begins with the brutal murder of the Instagram influencer (whatever that means) Natalie O'Connor inside a holiday cabin. The murder is caught on tape and we soon realize that the killer is well aware of the existence of the hidden camera.
Then we go back and forth in time, before and after the murder as ...more
The format was perfect for this one and the author did a great job of creating some very intense and disturbing characters. And Andrew easily fit into the mold of Norman Bates, which added to the eerie atmosphere. Although I wasnt too surprised by the twists and turns of this one, it was well written and such an original format, Ill definitely try another book by this author.
Thank you to Edelweiss / Blackstone Publishing / Catherine ...more
I absolutely loved reading Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard. I have read a few books by Catherine Ryan Howard and I gave five stars to the other books I have read, The Liars Girl
and, Distress Signals.
I now know why this book was named Rewind. To all crime fans, I can honestly say Rewind is a creepy thriller, that I have to say please read it, you won't be able to close the book.
The story of Rewind not only gave me the creeps but it had ...more
Wow, wow, wow!!! This book is a pulse pounding and thrilling read that is straight up addicting.
Natalie, a young and famous social media influencer is missing. Audrey, a journalist is researching and looking for the truth in what happened to her. Audrey follows up on a tip of Natalie going to Shanamore in County Cork. Why would Natalie go to this very creepy cottage? Then there is Mike, Natalie's ...more
Why can't she leave the cottages despite having a very bad feeling about the creepy manager Andrew? What is she looking for?
Natalie was right to be wary of Andrew because unbeknownst to her,the manager is watching his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. Then one night the ...more
This murder mystery tale set in Ireland features an Instagram influencer Natalie -- who seems to have disappeared. Her followers and her husband are trying to find her. The timeline in this one hops around leaving the reader to piece it together.
We have isolated cottages Shanamore Holiday Cottages -- with a creepy manager. Natalie is staying here, trying to solve a puzzle involving her husband. Theres a murder that has been filmed and we dont know how this all fits ...more
Play: Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest, Natalie via a hidden camera in her room, she is a well known internet influencer. One night as Andrew is watching the video, a shadowy figure emerges onscreen with a knife, stabs Natalie multiple times and then destroys the camera. But who is the murderer how did they know about the camera? And how ...more
Play: the brutal murder of a young woman caught on camera.
Pause: who is the victim, and how did she get to be there?
Rewind: to understand what has happened you will have to retrace the victims steps to the beginning.
Have you ever read a book that ...more
Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard is a psychological thriller.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Blackstone Publishing, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
Nathalie is a star on Instagram, but in her own life, she is troubled. She thinks she is being followed by a crazy fan. She wonders if her husband Mike is having ...more
A woman has left her home and, under an assumed name, rents a cabin in a remote area by the sea. The manager of the holiday rentals is an odd duck with a bit of past. fact that he secretly records the guests should come as no surprise. The surprise is when the woman is brutally murdered and it is recorded on his secret tapes.
But thats not where this ...more
The brutal murder of a woman as she sleeps sets the tone for this dark and thoroughly intriguing thriller with the culprit wrenching a hidden camera from its hiding place and immediately presenting the reader with a host of questions and a need to know the answers! However this story isnt told chronologically but using the Rewind, Fast Forward, Pause and ultimately Play ...more
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