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A hot Italian summer. Two seemingly happy couples. And one dark secret that, once spilled, could ruin them all…

Laura’s marriage is at a crossroads.

When she discovers Villa Luna Rossa, a crumbling villa in the Italian countryside, she convinces her husband Nick to embark on a new life there.

But as the intense summer heat rises, Laura quickly realises that her issues with Nick haven’t been left behind.

So it’s a relief when their first guests arrive – a glamorous American couple.

Laura can’t help but be drawn to these strangers.

As she gets closer to the couple, though, she realises that everyone at Villa Luna Rossa is hiding something. And as the summer draws to a close, no secret will be safe…


Praise for Kate Riordan:

‘Sultry, atmospheric and unsettling – a book to lose yourself in’ ERIN KELLY

‘The best book I have read this year. Atmospheric, thrilling and completely unputdownable’
5***** Reader Review

‘Had me absolutely gripped’ LOUISE CANDLISH

‘The only book you need this summer. Gripping, well-paced and full of thrills’ 5***** Reader Review

© Kate Riordan 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • Sultry, sexy, and suspenseful Summer Fever is scorched with tension. Psychologically complex characters and a beautifully evoked Italian setting make this an utterly page-turning summer read

    Lucy Clarke
  • A sexy, sultry, immersive read

    Harriet Tyce
  • Steamy, febrile, hypnotic. Kate Riordan is the Queen of the sexy summer psychological drama

    Tammy Cohen
  • The characters leapt from the page, and yet they have such nuance and depth, Kate really knows how to get under their skin; and the villa and setting, that brooding Italian charm with and edge of menace. Laura, Nick, Bastian and Madison will stay with me, their relationships authentically complicated and compelling

    Amanda Reynolds
  • A creeping, dreamlike drama unravelling in the perfect setting, Summer Fever reminds me why Kate Riordan is one of my favourite suspense writers

    Anna Bailey
  • Intimate, intense and utterly addictive, Summer Fever is a rare treat of a novel, combining elegant writing with astute psychology and a thrilling plot. Riordan excels in drawing us close and keeping us there, witness to her characters’ simmering desires and hidden betrayals, as secrets from the past begin to creep through the walls of Villa Luna Rossa. I enjoyed every minute of this beautiful story. Days after finishing it, I’m still shaking off the spell.

    Emma Stonex

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