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The Swimming Pool
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
7 posts | 7 read | 1 reading | 8 to read
'I can't take my eyes off the water. Can you?' It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele - wife, mother, teacher - it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with a lavish bohemian lifestyle, who seems all too happy to invite Natalie into her elite circle. Soon Natalie is spending long days at the pool, socializing with new friends and basking in a popularity she didn't know she'd been missing. Real life, and the person she used to be, begins to feel very far away. But is such a change in fortunes too good to be true? Why are dark memories of a summer long ago now threatening to surface? And, without realizing, could Natalie have been swept dangerously out of her depth? Praise for The Swimming Pool 'Exquisitely written and addictively dark, The Swimming Pool is sheer perfection' Clare Mackintosh, author ofI Let You Go 'Gripping from start to finish, it wrapped itself around me and swept me along in its wake. I loved it and simply did not want it to end' Rosanna Ley 'Clever, atmospheric and ridiculously addictive' Kate Riordan 'As languidly seductive as summer itself, this is a tense, unsettling tale about the secrets and lies submerged beneath the smooth surface of a leafy London neighbourhood lido. Bravo, Louise Candlish!' Tammy Cohen 'Smart and gripping from start to finish - I didn't see any of the twists coming. I loved it!' Isabelle Broom, author and Heat Books Reviews Editor Praise for Louise Candlish 'A master of her craft' Rosamund Lupton 'A thriller novel meets soap opera with hints of Rear Window . . . addictive and fun . . . it will keep you guessing until the end' Stylist 'Absorbing, perceptive and gripping' Daily Mail 'Louise Candlish's stories don't shy away from life's more painful and emotional moments' Glamour 'Tense, twisty and completely addictive, will keep you guessing right until the end' Good Housekeeping
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SusanLee
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
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Eggs 💙💦💙 5mo
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Curvybookgirl
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
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Mehso-so

It‘s not that I didn‘t like the quality of writing, that was very good. My issue with this book is the storyline or lines. This is my first book of hers chosen for our next book club. It left me feeling very flat and in need of a more cheerful next book

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Laru79
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
Mehso-so

This was a good book but I‘m just not sure it completely delivered. The opening is so dramatic and frightening, that while the rest of the book was a good drama which kept me wondering what was going on, it just didn‘t quite add up. I‘ve read others by Candlish and will try more, but this just wasn‘t quite what I wanted. Plus, my own fault but it‘s a big hardback and I read most of it while lying in the garden so got arm ache 😂😂

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rachaich
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
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Book club read this month... I'm not that keen so far although it's a simple read. I do like that there are flash backs but feel the build up is not going to be necessary. I wouldn't have chosen this without book club influence so am pleased to be pushed to read something different!

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Sara_Planz
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
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When your friends have a pool and they need you to stop by and clean it while they are away AND you happen to live in Texas. Yes please!!!! #oopsummer

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ultrabookgeek I have that case but haven't found the right thing to use it for yet :( 6y
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Sara_Planz So cool!! Thank you so much @outofprint 6y
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bedandabook
The Swimming Pool | Louise Candlish
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This book had me hooked from the very start. Cannot put it down, even for the best chocolate brownie in the world! An excellent psychological thriller.

Verity I read the sudden departure of the Frasers last year and that was really good, although maybe not quite psychological. 6y
bedandabook @Verity I shall add it to my list, thank you. Really enjoying this one. 6y
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