Play. Pause. Run.

The #2 Irish Times Bestseller

Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2019


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…

[T]he third novel from the precociously talented Howard … confirms her position as a major new talent in thriller writing.

Daily Mail

Creepy, atmospheric and beautifully written, this is her best one yet.

Mark Edwards

A hugely compelling thriller. Twisty, suspenseful and totally engrossing. Superb.

Will Dean

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

Rewind will keep you utterly absorbed until the last tense turn of the page. Compelling and brilliant.

Olivia Kiernan

The chillingly clever plot reminded me of Ruth Rendell: Catherine Ryan Howard is a genius at psychological suspense

Elizabeth Haynes

Rewind confirms its author as one of Irish crime writing’s leading lights.

Irish Times

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 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

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

Compelling, unsettling and creepy; Rewind is an ice cold finger of a book that will send a shiver down your spine.

C.L. Taylor

Twisty and twisted.

Caz Frear

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

Irish Examiner

Exceptional, original and compelling writing that’s a joy to read.

Jane Casey

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

Catherine Ryan Howard is one of the best Irish crime writers around.

Sinead Crowley

The very definition of a compulsive read.

Fiona Cummins

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

What a completely exhilarating book.

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