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Andrew, the manager of Shanamore 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?



Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t – not until she’s found what she’s looking for…



This is a 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…

Rewind is a top-class thriller, fast-paced and vividly rendered … Deftly braiding a number of contemporary themes, and deliciously satirical in its depiction of modern Ireland’s excesses, Rewind confirms its author as one of Irish crime writing’s leading lights.’ Irish Times

‘[T]he third novel from the precociously talented Howard … confirms her position as a major new talent in thriller writing.’ Daily Mail

‘Readers who enjoy books by Gillian Flynn and Ruth Ware, as well as the earlier thrillers by Irish author Howard, will find this a perfect vacation read; full of twists and turns and just the right touch of creepiness. A must for mystery and thriller collections.’ Library Journal (Starred Review)

‘[A] captivating thriller … Astute readers will have fun picking up clues as to what’s really going on. Fans of expertly crafted whodunits will be rewarded.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Chilling and mystifying from the get-go, this inventive Irish thriller … [tells] a tale that constantly surprises. Fresh and modern contribution to Irish noir.’ Sunday Times Crime Club

‘Catherine Ryan Howard strays into Memento and Pulp Fiction territory in her third novel, Rewind, which opens spectacularly… Rewind is an intricate, carefully crafted book with many moving parts, all of which Howard manages with enviable skill. Her characters all come to seem like people in real life, convincing in their actions and their motivations. The real power of the novel, however, lies in its underlying obsession with causation and destiny. ‘ Mystery Scene Magazine

‘I wanted to sit and read this all day long … Properly clever thriller writing and I loved the format.’ Woman’s Way

‘[An] involving tale of obsession, blackmail, and murder … Howard remains a writer whom thriller fans should check out.’ Booklist

Rewind … had me so enthralled that I, literally, could not put it down. Almost every chapter brings with it a new shock or surprise.’ Sue Leonard, The Irish Examiner

‘The chillingly clever plot reminded me of Ruth Rendell: Catherine Ryan Howard is a genius at psychological suspense.’ Elizabeth Haynes

‘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

Rewind is brilliant: an expertly constructed thriller that plays on our worst fears about modern life. Catherine Ryan Howard has a genius for creating memorable and convincing characters – some appealing, some horrifying – and the plot moves back and forth through their lives like a pendulum counting down to the explosive ending. Rewind is exactly what I expect from Catherine: exceptional, original and compelling writing that’s a joy to read.’ Jane Casey

‘It’s rare that I read a book in two sittings but I was so gripped by Rewind that I struggled to put it down. Without giving too much away it’s a cautionary tale about technology, social media and how we never know exactly who’s watching us, or why. You’ll never want to spend another night outside your home again. Growing progressively darker and darker as the story unfolds I was as engrossed as I was horrified. Beware Catherine Ryan Howard – once she lures you in there’s no escape until you turn the last page! Compelling, unsettling and creepy; Rewind is an ice cold finger of a book that will send a shiver down your spine.’ C. L. Taylor

‘A hugely compelling thriller. Twisty, suspenseful and totally engrossing. Superb.’ Will Dean

‘Completely immersive, deliciously creepy with the darkest of twists…this is a book that grabs your full attention and does not let go.’ Dervla McTiernan

 ‘A prescient concept told with a genius storytelling device. That’s on top of great characters and a story that will absolutely hook you from page one. Fantastic.’ Amy Lloyd

‘So very clever, with the innovative layouts & time lapse … gripping the whole way through. I adored her first two and this one raises the game. She’s a superstar.’ Jo Spain

‘There’s no hitting stop in this cleverly crafted thriller. With its claustrophobic, isolated setting and superb cast of characters, Rewind will keep you utterly absorbed until the last tense turn of the page. Compelling and brilliant. The perfect read for any crime fiction fan.’ Olivia Kiernan

‘Twisty and twisted.’ Caz Frear

‘The very definition of a compulsive read.’ Fiona Cummins

Rewind is a deftly written page-turner that keeps you guessing. A scary, cunning, and all too real exploration of contemporary dangers by a rising star of Irish noir.’ Zoje Stage, USA Today bestselling author of Baby Teeth

‘Catherine Ryan Howard is one of the best Irish crime writers around, and her novels always feel completely authentic and true to their setting. Rewind is no exception and in the twisty plot [she] also displays an in-depth and incredibly vivid knowledge of social media and its perils. Supreme entertainment.’ Sinéad Crowley

Rewind is terrific. A cast of brilliantly-drawn characters, whip-smart dialogue and the thrill of the remote Irish setting kept me hooked from the first page to the last.’ Gilly MacMillan

‘I absolutely adore Catherine Ryan Howard’s writing.’ Jenny Blackhurst

‘Creepy, atmospheric and beautifully written, this is her best one yet.’ Mark Edwards

‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen next. Excellent story-telling. A compelling read. It will be another winner for Catherine, for sure.’ Patricia Gibney

‘Claustrophic, terrifying and most of all satisfying, Rewind sees Catherine Ryan Howard succeed in bringing something fresh and fierce to the crime genre once again. Totally gripping.’ Claire Allan

‘An absolutely superb piece of plotting. So clever and extraordinarily engaging. [Rewind is] utterly gripping and inordinately creepy … definitely one of my reads of the year so far.’ Liz Loves Books

From the bestselling crime writer shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and the Edgar Award for Best Novel comes an explosive story about a twisted voyeur and a terrible crime.