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Radiant Heat

By Sarah-Jane Collins

A Nicely Crafted Atmospheric Mystery Thriller that Grips The Reader From The First Page.



Alison's peaceful life in Victoria, Australia, becomes a nightmare when a devastating wildfire surrounds her home. With no time to spare, she takes refuge in her bathroom, covered by a wet wool blanket. When the fire finally subsides and Alison is able to step out, she comes across a car at the bottom of her driveway with a lifeless woman inside. Alison has never seen the woman before, or so she thinks. As she tries to unravel the mystery of the woman's presence, Alison uncovers a major threat that puts her life in danger.


Radiant Heat is a nicely crafted atmospheric mystery thriller that grips the reader from the first page. The story is haunting and harrowing, leaving you unsettled and on edge until the end.

Alison, the protagonist, is a complex and troubled character whose search for answers drives the narrative forward. Her past unhealthy relationship casts a shadow over her decision-making, which may frustrate some readers but also adds depth to her character. It's worth noting that the emotional abuse Alison suffered in her previous relationship may be triggering for some readers. Overall, Radiant Heat is a dark and intense read that will stay with you long after you finish it.

Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Publisher    Berkley Publishing Group

Published   January 23, 2024

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