Imprint:G.P. Putnam's Sons
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.34in x 6.3 x 1.22 in | 1.22 lb
Page Count:368 pages
IMPRESSIVE TRACK: Allie Reynolds’ debut, Shiver, published in January 2021 to strong sales and lovely praise, with the New York Post saying it “will chill you to the bone.” The reader and account support for Shiver, particularly from B&N, promises great things for this second book.
PERFECT BEACH READ: Set on a secluded, beautiful beach and featuring a group of elite surfers, this novel is the perfect fit for summer reading round-ups and coverage. Like Shiver, the read offers an unforgettable hook and package as well as an inside look at a glamorous locale and a little-known competitive sport—this time, surfing. But this time around, Reynolds has written a true warm weather read—set on the beach!
POPULAR CATEGORY: This book features a locked-room mystery and action-packed twists, along with tough-as-nails female protagonists, fitting perfectly into a popular category defined by authors like Shari LaPena, Catherine Steadman, and Ruth Ware.
PROMOTABLE AUTHOR WITH A GREAT BACKSTORY: Reynolds is a former competitive surfer who currently lives in Australia. Her background infuses her writing with authenticity and lends itself to off-the-book-page promotional opportunities.
PAPERBACK TIE-IN: The trade paperback of Shiver will be published in January 2022 and will feature a teaser from this novel.
TV NEWS: After a six-way auction, Shiver was optioned for development as a limited TV miniseries by the BBC-backed Firebird Pictures. The Emmy-nominated producers’ recent credits include Bodyguard, Poldark, and Luther.
“The holiday getaway takes a suspenseful turn.”—Washington Post, “Summer Reading Picks”
“A surfer who quit the sport after her boyfriend’s drowning is drawn back in by new friends, who may be even more dangerous than the waves they chase.”—People
“Pick up this adrenaline-pumping novel for a cast of unhinged, sinister surfers, a remote Australian beach and a woman caught in a deadly adventure.”—Parade
“The author of Shiver moves from the mountains to the beach as a passionate surfer finds herself caught in a deadly adventure. An exhilarating, adrenaline-filled tale of surfing and rock scrambling.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This fast-paced, suspenseful thriller with undertones of ’Survivor’ contrasts an idyllic landscape with its savage inhabitants. Recommend this to fans of Ruth Ware, Lucy Foley, and Sarah Goodwin.”—Booklist (starred review)
“We need more sports thrillers, so I’m glad Allie Reynolds, former professional athlete and author of the brilliant thriller Shiver, wrote The Swell.”—Buzzfeed
“This pacy travel thriller delivers a secret community, a cast of hot surfers, and a classic dystopian sting in the tail.”—Crimereads
“If you’re looking for beach reads, it doesn’t get any beachier than The Swell…Prepare to clear your schedule for this Agatha Christie-esque book.”—Book Riot
”A compulsive page-turner. The hidden motives of this surf-worshipping cultish group of friends, who would do anything necessary to protect their hidden beach from the outside world, maintained a taut suspense that truly had me until the very last page.“—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game
”A thrill-ride of a novel, The Swell brings together a cast of sinister characters on a remote, surf-pounded beach, where no one is what they seem. A high-octane, addictive summer read, perfect for your beach bag.“—Lucy Clarke, author of One of the Girls
”The Swell is a delicious blend of travel and danger, a surfer’s paradise of a book with a razor-sharp menace just under the surface.“—Roz Nay, author of The Hunted
“The Swell is like an unhinged adult surfer Lord Of The Flies, and it is thoroughly satisfying. Buckle in, let the paranoia overtake you, and ride it to its satisfying end!”—Darby Kane, author of Pretty Little Wife
“A unique, addictive thriller set in the fascinating and often dangerous world of surfing…where a close-knit, thrill-seeking community will do anything to protect their own version of paradise…and where everyone has something to hide. The tension builds with the heat and the waves. I was totally swept away!”—Helen Cooper, author of The Downstairs Neighbor
”Readers, get ready: The Swell is a pulse-pounding, treacherous adventure that will pull you in like a powerful undertow and not let go. With a lush, sun-soaked setting, a relentless plot, and jaw-dropping twists, you’ll race through the pages and into the nightmarish dark side of this beach paradise. An intense, visceral reading experience.“— Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
“Reynolds has delivered yet another tense, twisty, addictive read. The vivid world and fascinating characters will stay with me for some time!”—Jo Spain, author of The Perfect Lie
”Allie Reynolds once again immerses us in a setting so powerful that we can hear the waves crashing into the bay as we follow a group of wayward surfers on their journeys to overcome fear while each hiding a dark secret. With bone-chilling dread and irresistible cliffhangers, The Swell showcases Reynolds’s immense talent at turning her own passion into a twisty, creepy suspense that will keep you glued to every seductive page.“ Samantha M. Bailey, author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out for Her
”An absolute masterclass in tension; dripping from every page as the fear ramps and the questions as to what is really going on build. The setting and characters are magnificent.“—Sarah Bonner, author of Her Perfect Twin
”A wild ride, full of thrilling twists and unexpected turns, made more compelling by the book’s majestic and eerie setting. Reynolds’ intimate knowledge of the surfing world adds layers to a story that had me racing through the pages until the final, pulse-pounding conclusion.“—Danielle Girard, author of White Out
”Sun, sand, surf and suspense: The Swell is drenched in atmosphere, tension and intrigue.“—Emma Haughton, author of The Dark
”A tense and gripping thriller about friendship and obsession. Kept me guessing until the very end."—Jo Jakeman, author of What His Wife Knew
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