Rewind

RewindFrom The Bestselling, Multiple Prize Shortlisted Novelist Catherine Ryan Howard Comes An Explosive Story About A Twisted Voyeur And A Terrible Crime PLAYAndrew, The Manager Of Shana Holiday Cottages, Watches His Only Guest Via A Hidden Camera In Her Room One Night The Unthinkable Happens A Shadowy Figure Emerges Onscreen, Kills Her And Destroys The Camera But Who Is The Murderer How Did They Know About The Camera And How Will Andrew Live With Himself PAUSENatalie Wishes She D Stayed At Home As Soon As She Arrives In The Wintry Isolation Of Shana There S Something Creepy About The Manager She Wants To Leave, But She Can T Not Until She S Found What She S Looking ForREWINDThis Is An Explosive Story About A Murder Caught On Camera You Ve Already Missed The Start To Get The Full Picture You Must Rewind The Tape And Play It Through To The End, No Matter How Shocking Catherine Ryan Howard Is A Gift To Crime Writing Her Characters Are Credible, Her Stories Are Original And Her Plotting Is Ingenious Every Book Is A Treat To Look Forward To Liz Nugent

Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982 Prior to writing full time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Rewind
  • Catherine Ryan Howard
  • English
  • 07 February 2018
  • 1786496569

10 thoughts on “Rewind

  1. says:

    Happy Pub Day 4.5 STARSHas anyone else watched that movie Bad Times at the El Royale Personally, I adore that film, and its similarities to this book could be why I enjoyed reading Rewind so thoroughly Sure, the plots are completely different, but both feature a large cast that jumps around in the timeline given, and someone dies in a hotel room that features hidden cameras While Rewind doesn t feature Chris Hemsworth s glorious bare abs and low riding jeans, it DOES have an immediate tension Happy Pub Day 4.5 STARSHas anyone else watched that movie Bad Times at the El Royale Personally, I adore that film, and its similarities to this book could be why I enjoyed reading Rewind so thoroughly Sure, the plots are completely different, but both feature a large cast that jumps around in the timeline given, and someone dies in a hotel room that features hidden cameras While Rewind doesn t feature Chris Hemsworth s glorious bare abs and low riding jeans, it DOES have an immediate tension that holds true from start to finish MOVING ON.This book is, at heart, a murder mystery, but it is told in such a clever way The beauty of Rewind is that, even though I had most of the twists figured out before the reveals, it did not detract one bit from my overall enjoyment of the novel It could be because there were still a few twists that took me off guard, but I think the likeliest explanation is that Catherine Ryan Howard can write a flipping good book It feels like she knows how to play off of the readers emotions by keeping that thread of suspense engaged at full capacity, where we aren t really hanging on for the whodunnit, but the sheer terror of knowing what s coming and not being able to do a dang thing to stop it My friends, when an author can keep their audience engaged without having to tout a super humongous massive enormous twist that you won t see coming , you know they have genuine talent Highly recommended to those readers looking for a lightning fast read that you ll find impossible to put downMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  2. says:

    Read it.The end.You ll thank me.This is the first book I have read by Catherine Ryan Howard and it will not be my last A woman rents an isolated cottage and the creepy lacking in social skills manager spies on her through a hidden camera in her bedroom, and watches someone enter and murder the woman before destroying his camera But this is not the beginning To get to the beginning you will need to hit play, rewind and pause.This book is told in a very intelligent manner To understand the beg Read it.The end.You ll thank me.This is the first book I have read by Catherine Ryan Howard and it will not be my last A woman rents an isolated cottage and the creepy lacking in social skills manager spies on her through a hidden camera in her bedroom, and watches someone enter and murder the woman before destroying his camera But this is not the beginning To get to the beginning you will need to hit play, rewind and pause.This book is told in a very intelligent manner To understand the beginning, you need to know the past, then go back to the present, then and only then does the magic happen I loved the original way this story is told and how everything unfolded There are many characters, but it is easy to keep track of everything With clever chapter headings, it is easy to go with the flow I also found the creepy characters in this book to be so enticing They are a pack of weirdos, totally unlikable and yet, compelling in their strangeness Also, this tale felt claustrophobic and had a tense vibe throughout A secluded coastal village, a couple of strange villagers, a hidden camera, a murder, a reporter and a dead woman.Put your detective hat on and try to figure this one out folks It s dark, it jumps around, and the tension mounts I found it to be riveting and a real page turner.I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss, Catherine Ryan Howard and Blackstone Publishing All the thoughts and opinions are my own

  3. says:

    Okay, I m definitely in the minority on this one Please don t hate me A popular Instagram celebrity is off to a nightmarish secluded seaside resort And I use the term resort loosely It s downright creepy And soon she fears for her lifeand maybe with good reason I was excited to see all the five star reviews being given for this book I launched into it fully expecting a five star read too But I kept thinking, I must be reading a different book than everyone else Usually I love a book Okay, I m definitely in the minority on this one Please don t hate me A popular Instagram celebrity is off to a nightmarish secluded seaside resort And I use the term resort loosely It s downright creepy And soon she fears for her lifeand maybe with good reason I was excited to see all the five star reviews being given for this book I launched into it fully expecting a five star read too But I kept thinking, I must be reading a different book than everyone else Usually I love a book told in multiple timelines It s much like working a puzzle, watching all the pieces come together But in this case it all felt very choppy and I found myself lost onthan one occasion And yet, I had most of the plot deciphered early on The WHO was obvious.The HOW was a bit convoluted And the WHY just felt weak Overall it fell short of my expectations I kept waiting for it to pull me in, and it just didn t happen.Again, I m very much in the minority here So if this book is on your shelf or reading radar, don t let this review sway you There are some fantastic five star reviews out there Thank you to NetGalley, Blackstone Publishing and Catherine Ryan Howard for an ARC to read and review

  4. says:

    Psycho meets Fatal Attraction meets Pulp Fiction in this riveting novel This book time hops the Pulp Fiction part beginning with the murder of Instagram star Natalie in a cabin at a small resort Andrew, the resort proprietor, is a sick ticket with a proclivity for filming his guests without their knowledge He inadvertently records her murder but can t decide what to do with the footage as its very existence implicates him in his crime As the story unfolds, we get to meet a handful of truly Psycho meets Fatal Attraction meets Pulp Fiction in this riveting novel This book time hops the Pulp Fiction part beginning with the murder of Instagram star Natalie in a cabin at a small resort Andrew, the resort proprietor, is a sick ticket with a proclivity for filming his guests without their knowledge He inadvertently records her murder but can t decide what to do with the footage as its very existence implicates him in his crime As the story unfolds, we get to meet a handful of truly whackadoo people, any one of which could be responsible for Natalie s demise This book was a creepfest of enormous proportions, a social media cautionary tale and a great thriller.I highly recommend Thank you to Catherine Ryan Howard, Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for giving me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    Three point five to rounded up four, let s PLAY to read moving story reminds us so much the movie Bad Times at the El Royale , a creepy hotel located out of nowhere, a suspicious, gives you chills kind of WTH is wrong with the hotel manager, rooms designed for BIG BROTHERS stalking desires and PAUSE we have a live video of murder at one of these hotel rooms and REWIND let s find out who did it STARS PROS ABOUT THIS book Moving back and forth between past and present and sometimes we stop Three point five to rounded up four, let s PLAY to read moving story reminds us so much the movie Bad Times at the El Royale , a creepy hotel located out of nowhere, a suspicious, gives you chills kind of WTH is wrong with the hotel manager, rooms designed for BIG BROTHERS stalking desires and PAUSE we have a live video of murder at one of these hotel rooms and REWIND let s find out who did it STARS PROS ABOUT THIS book Moving back and forth between past and present and sometimes we stop to take some restroom breaks Okay kidding, we re paused because we need to create a small bridge which connects past and present on our minds to understandabout the murder and solve the mystery If you keen on mind bending, head hurting stories, you gotta put all pieces together to make sense of the story like Memento starts with its ending and Pulp Fiction ends in the first half of the movie when Bruce Willis rode his bike and says his memorable line Zack is dead baby , this book is a gem for you Just concentrate, keep attention alive, it s totally worth it Creepy Andrew gives us Norman Bates vibes small spoil his BFF is not his momma , Natalie acted like Janet Leigh, because she s hiding something She s an Instagram star, at first we don t know the reason why she chose to stay this place But then somebody breaks into her room And nope she didn t get stabbed in the shower when the eerie music was blaring to bleed our ears But it still gives you shivers Multiple times PLAYED PAUSED REWIND might be exhausting experience but don t worry, it s a whodunit book There are not many surprises or unexpected twists, mouth gaping, shocking revelations at the end I know it s also a cons for a cynical a septic kind of reader like me But at least it saves you fromburning cells and smoke coming out from your head CONS There are so similarities with Bad Times At Royal but we didn t see Chris Hemsworth dancing performance with Deep Purple s Hush kind of entertaining sequences which would beencouraging for the readers to stick to the story At some parts you may catch some lazy writing which make you lose interest about what s going on I used those parts as my PAUSE PARTS and took my coffee breaks SUMMARY Writing technique is good, smart, attention catcher.The characters are a little dull At some parts pacing gets slower and the ending is mediocre.But the references to my favorite movies, the beginning of the story and the balanced usage of mystery elements are satisfying.I read better thrillers but I mostly liked this one because of trying something different based on great references.Thanks to Corvus and Netgalley to send me ARC COPY of this great book in exchange my honest review

  6. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE this is exactly my kind of escapist book i m not someone known for having highbrow tastes or anything i ve nothing to escape from in the way of intellectual pursuits, but sometimes you just want a book that s all about the pleasure of reading it something to shut out the demands of the day with a few hours of page turning, snack scarfing ease for some readers in these situations, themindless the book, the better, but i lose patience with lazy writing, wild implausibiliti NOW AVAILABLE this is exactly my kind of escapist book i m not someone known for having highbrow tastes or anything i ve nothing to escape from in the way of intellectual pursuits, but sometimes you just want a book that s all about the pleasure of reading it something to shut out the demands of the day with a few hours of page turning, snack scarfing ease for some readers in these situations, themindless the book, the better, but i lose patience with lazy writing, wild implausibilities, inconsistent characters all of those things stick in my readercraw and pull me out of the reading experience to grumble, causingstress than whatever was making me seek out an escape hatch in the first place for me, i want gulpy but not insipid something that will keep my brain engaged without overburdening it, and this checked all my escapelit boxes i m not gonna lie, i figured out the whodunnit part pretty early on and dear book, if you value secrecy, maybe becareful about the comparisons you make , but it is well seeded with red herrings and complications throwing so many but WAIT s and but WHY s out there, there s plenty left to discover and plenty of opportunities to doubt your own suspicions it s a murder mystery with a voyeuristic twist a woman staying at an off season irish holiday cottage is murdered in her bed, and the whole splattery thing is caught on the hidden camera in her room a murder witnessed after the fact by creepy manager andrew, placer of hidden cameras, who is not only shocked to see his guest attacked, but also shocked that the killer is absolutely aware of the hidden camera what will happen now well, now you have to wait the novelty of this book is in its structure, and after the opening scene bloodbath, we are zipped away to the before and throughout the book, the linear action will be interrupted by similar temporal yankings, transporting the reader to different times and different POVS following such commands as play, rewind, fast forward, pause, etc i ve read a few other surveillance based mystery horror novels recently that are centered around smart homes, AIs, and security cameras Security, The Turn of the Key, The Mansion capitalizing on the discomfort about our heavily monitored, privacy lost modern condition to stage even scarier situations this is the first book i ve read that also loops in the ways in which we compromise our own safety and contribute to our own loss of privacy the murder victim is an instagram star, inviting strangers to envy her life, although it s a carefully curated and filtered version look at me look at me but only look at what i want to show you which voluntarily adds an extra layer of scrutiny to her in a world where everything is already cameras it s a world where everything is cameras, and we are still so complacent about letting strangers into our physical spaces we used to warn children not to get into cars with strangers, now we pay strangers to drive us around, we let them live in our homes when we are not there, or we live in their homes, or we go stay in isolated irish seaside cottages long story short everyone s butt has been filmed and assessed without their knowledge everything is cameras try not to get murdered.i do not know what it was she hoped i would do, but i m willing to try.come to my blog

  7. says:

    There is a lot of buzz buzzing about this book and I can completely understand why Play, Pause, Rewind, and Fast Forward is how the story is being told to you and it s genius I loved it I just wish I loved the story as much as the format used We have an internet influencer , Natalie, who is murdered in her rental unit at Shana Holiday Cottages The problem is that there was a hidden camera in the room capturing the murder in all it s grisly glory The manager of the Shana Cottages i There is a lot of buzz buzzing about this book and I can completely understand why Play, Pause, Rewind, and Fast Forward is how the story is being told to you and it s genius I loved it I just wish I loved the story as much as the format used We have an internet influencer , Natalie, who is murdered in her rental unit at Shana Holiday Cottages The problem is that there was a hidden camera in the room capturing the murder in all it s grisly glory The manager of the Shana Cottages is Andrew and it appears that this strange man likes to keep an eye on his guests in their private moments via the hidden camera Imagine his surprise when he witnesses Natalie s murder He s now in a conundrum Does he phone the police and have his secret footage discovered or does he make it all disappear with no one none the wiser This book truly has me torn I was interested in the mystery as I wanted to know who it was that killed Natalie and why they killed her We are presented a large cast of characters which, for me, was confusing at times trying to keep up with who was who But even with the large cast of characters I was easily able to determine the killer and the reason for this murder just completely fell flat for me So what started out as a decadent dessert that I was savoring ended like fast food take out and a belly ache 3 stars Thank you to Edelweiss and Blackstone Publishing for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  8. says:

    Natalie O Connor Kerr, a lifestyle blogger and a rising Instagram star, a woman with a dream job, dream house in an expensive area of Dublin, and a dream husband, takes a bus to the middle of nowhere, a half deserted village of Shana on the coast She has a reservation for one of the cottages supervised by a young man Andrew, who immediately gives her if not creeps, at least a strange vibe Once in her cottage Natalie starts looking through the drawers until she finds a poetry book with a bl Natalie O Connor Kerr, a lifestyle blogger and a rising Instagram star, a woman with a dream job, dream house in an expensive area of Dublin, and a dream husband, takes a bus to the middle of nowhere, a half deserted village of Shana on the coast She has a reservation for one of the cottages supervised by a young man Andrew, who immediately gives her if not creeps, at least a strange vibe Once in her cottage Natalie starts looking through the drawers until she finds a poetry book with a blue cover and an expensive bookplate You see inside the book there is a dedication For my M in Natalie s handwriting Natalie has never been to Shana and her husband Mike denies ever setting his foot in the place, so how would you explain an entry on Mike s credit card bill that corresponds to a letter with a receipt Natalie found in their mail box The receipt printed out in Shana Cottages.If you read the blurb, you know what follows A woman is brutally attacked in one of the cottages and stabbed to death This gruesome scene is captured on a video by one of the cameras instaled all over the cottage As the manager watches in horror at what is happening, the killer, wearing a balaclava and black clothes, calmly walks towards the bedstand and switches off the camera Who could have known Andrew s dirty secret and what is going to happen next It is quite difficult to discuss the plot without giving major spoilers The way the story is narrated is quite original There are several points of view at least five, by my count , but the characters are very distinct and getandfleshed out as the story progresses The narrattive is not linear, so we also get flashbacks rewinds that explain the events and show us why the character ended up leading their life the way they do or why they made this or that particular choice We also get pause scenes and fast forwards that show the consequences of their actions All this might sound confusing, but Catherine Ryan Howard s writing skill makes the story hold together in an effortless way.I was totally fascinated by the characters, both primary and secondary, the victim, the investigators and the villains, every single one of them has their unique voice and is well developed Some of them you will like or at least understand relate to, while the others are really creepy, and no amount of background could make me understand their mentality and their propensities.As the narrative is quite complicated, it helps that the setting is limited to Dublin and Shana We get a glimpse into what Irish life is like after the downturn of the economy destroyed many illusions nurtured by the phenomenon of the Celtic Tiger We see it in the description of Audrey, a graduate struggling to keep her badly paid job in the Entertainment section of an online paper, a click factory , and Carla, Natalie s best friend, who feels left behind and a bit bitter towards the people like Natalie, people who found their social media niche and are cashing on it It does come at a price, of course We all know that the price is privacy and personal safety, although Mike and Natalie seem to think that the way she posts is going to allow her to keep their family life separate.If you are like me, you might find yourself thinking about parallels with a few iconic films Psycho and Memento are just two that spring to my mind The reason for this is that the writing is smart and full of vivid images, and you have to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to work out the story of the woman on the tape A clever whodunnit, told in an unusual but compelling way, Rewind will keep you glued to the pages until the end.Thank you to Edelweiss and Blackstone Publishing for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion

  9. says:

    REWIND This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera You ve already missed the start To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking Having read Catherine Ryan Howard s previously successful book The Liars Girl and awarding it the full five stars, I was very much looking forward to reading this author s latest book Rewind I had exceedingly high hopes for it and I m pleased to report it didn t disappoint.Although the REWIND This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera You ve already missed the start To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking Having read Catherine Ryan Howard s previously successful book The Liars Girl and awarding it the full five stars, I was very much looking forward to reading this author s latest book Rewind I had exceedingly high hopes for it and I m pleased to report it didn t disappoint.Although the story starts off with a cracking prologue it did take me a while to adjust to who everyone was and their connection to the plot, which is why I d recommend you read this book in as few a sittings as possible to keep up with the threads Once this all clicked in place, the story rocketed along and with a nod to Psycho this story was both creepy and menacing and full of tension.The premise of the plot, using Rewind and Pause etc as chapters, kept the story very interesting and intriguing and kept you fully invested in the plot as each chapter revealed itself The author also portrayed the dangers of social media, this time Instagram, and how easy it is to reveal so much about yourself without actually giving away that much detail All the characters were very well developed and portrayed and I could easily imagine the village where everyone knew everything and gossip is rife Andrew was a particularly menacing character and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his in depth past history and was intrigued by how he came to enjoy his degrading proclivities, which leads to one of the bases for the plot Another five stars for this utterly engrossing, creepy thriller that literally does tick all the boxes needed for a tension packed novel I would highly recommend this book and it s very talented and imaginative author and I look forward to yet evenby her again in the future 5 stars

  10. says:

    OMG what a start You had me hooked from the first sentence I switched off my phone, got myself comfortable as I knew I wouldn t be able to put this book down Loved the way the story goes backwards and forwards with a clever twist that keeps the suspense building Thought the rewind, play idea was very original and told the story in bite size pieces that made you want to readInstagram star Natalie is leaving Dublin and husband Mike to go and stay in Shana Cottages, she is there fo OMG what a start You had me hooked from the first sentence I switched off my phone, got myself comfortable as I knew I wouldn t be able to put this book down Loved the way the story goes backwards and forwards with a clever twist that keeps the suspense building Thought the rewind, play idea was very original and told the story in bite size pieces that made you want to readInstagram star Natalie is leaving Dublin and husband Mike to go and stay in Shana Cottages, she is there for a reason Little does she know but Andrew the creepy manager of the cottages is secretly filming her psycho is probably his favourite film and captures someone entering the cottage and killing Natalie Loved this sinister and creepy book It has a fast pace that keeps you hooked Glad I didn t read this whilst in the house alone as it sent shivers down my spine Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review

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