Tense, sultry, unsettling, sweaty and evocative... A thrilling look at mothers and daughters, adolescence, sex, suburbia and secrets
I burned through this scorching tale of obsession, betrayal and the wounds that mothers and daughters inflict on each other in the name of love.
Painfully real, and so beautifully written I wanted to stay within its pages forever. Heatstroke is unsettling, challenging and utterly immersive
Barkworth is excruciatingly good at encapsulating that point in life where Mia and Lily stand — on the edge of growing up... An impressive first book.
The Observer on Heatstroke
A bold and beautifully written novel of desire and danger.
Mail on Sunday on Heatstroke