Instructions for a Heatwave

By Maggie O'Farrell

Email This Page

It’s 1976, and London swelters in the midst of a heat wave. Gretta Riordan’s husband goes out for a newspaper and doesn’t return. The couple’s three children – who have their own dramas, resentments, and rivalries to contend with – return home to help with the search. The answers they seek are hidden deep within this Irish family’s secrets.

Perfect for:

  • Readers who enjoy a good family-crisis. Someone else’s family, of course.
  • Lovers of a page-turning summer read (that also works in Autumn, Winter, Spring…).
  • Anyone interested in a character who makes an unlikely, pivotal move. 
New titles are added on a continuous basis. To recommend or suggest a book, please email me

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *