The Woman in the Water: A completely gripping mystery and suspense novel

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About this ebook

How do I keep my family safe, when I don’t know why we’re in danger?

When I get the call, the promise I made to myself to never return to Brightwater is shattered in an instant. The police tell me that my sister Holly slipped and drowned near the old boardwalk, that she was found floating in the dark water of the lake. I am now all my little nieces have left and I need to come home right away, to care for them.

But I know Holly would never have gone out on the water by choice.

As I approach the sign to Brightwater, painful memories start to flood back—of former friends, of my first heartbreak, of dangerous secrets I’d rather forget. Because deep down I know Holly’s death wasn’t an accident. It was a warning. A warning directly aimed at me and those I care about.

I always thought it was just me and Holly who knew what happened all those years ago. But it is clear someone else knows. And they want to make us pay.

But what if the little girls are next? I know I have to protect them. But there are secrets out there in the water. And every one of them could tear our family apart…

An absolutely gripping, twisty psychological thriller 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.


Readers love Kelly Heard:

WOW!!!! Gripped me so hard that I simply couldn’t put the book down!!… The ending left me breathless… So good and unputdownable… Will take your breath away!!Tropical Girl Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


OMG what a story!… Twisty, fast paced… Sure to keep you guessing from page one! Full of mystery, tension and suspense… Had my heart poundingThe best thriller I’ve read this year.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW!!!brilliant… The intrigue builds and builds until BAM that ending!!… as soon as I read it, I thought OH MY GOD, OF COURSE!Miss this one and miss out.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I’m speechlessThis book blew my mind. I can’t stop thinking about it… Gripping until you were on the edge of your seat… The book was that good.” Reviews by Bee ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Ooh… fabulous… I never knew what to expect… Kept me guessing…The ending was full on nail-bitingI couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


A stellar read that gripped me from the first page! The twists were amazing… I could not put it down.” Kit Kaboodle & Family ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Had me gripped and on the edge of my seat reading it, I really struggled to put it down… Very thrilling.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“One of my books of the year!So grippingSeriously, pick this up!!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

GrippingAddictive I loved every single second.” Little Miss Book Lover 87 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I was hooked Glued to my eReader until the end… A must read.” Steph and Chris’s Book Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Breath-taking… Had me hooked… A thrilling conclusion that I did not see coming.” Once Upon a Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


A must-read! Wonderful, suspenseful… Kept me hooked.” Brianne’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Marnie Harrison
July 24, 2021
We all know someone who has moved on from or away from places and people that haunt them. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “I am never going back”. That’s what Felicity said, but now she has no choice. Her sister has been killed and the children she has left behind need the love and support of the person who knew their mum the best. And because Felicity knew Holly the best, she knows that she didn’t choose to go down there near the dark water and she knows it wasn’t just an accident, somebody killed her. So to find her sisters killer Felicity will go back. The Woman in the Water is a dark and chilling mystery that although moves at a slightly slower pace, still manages to hold your interest. It has been very well plotted and its characters are real and believable. Mainly told from Felicity’s point of view, she is a strong character and carries the story on her shoulders well. There are also plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes and although its outcome wasn’t a huge surprise, it is still thrilling all the same. My second book by Kelly Heard, she has a very easy style and does a good job of drawing the reader in and with her vivid descriptions, make you feel you are also part of the story. All up The Woman in the Water is a solid read and I look forward to reading what Kelly will come up with for her readers next.
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Kirsty Whitlock
July 29, 2021
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'The Woman In The Water' by Kelly Heard. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Kelly Heard, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 22nd July 2021. This is the second book I have read by this author. I have previously read 'The Silent Girl' which I would recommend. I was originally drawn to this book by its intriguing and eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that this book is 'Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.' I am a huge fan of 'The Girl On The Train' so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a fan of Kelly Heard and if this is as good as 'The Silent Girl' it is sure to be a good read. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture that I haven't enjoyed. Hopefully this won't be the first... Watch this space! (Written be
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