The Swimming Pool

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • The Swimming Pool
  • Louise Candlish
  • English
  • 17 October 2017
  • 1405927321

About the Author: Louise Candlish

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10 thoughts on “The Swimming Pool

  1. Richard says:

    Choosing a decent psychological thriller from the thousands out there is not always easy but I m beginning to think that Louise Candlish is a particularly safe pair of hands.The Swimming Pool starts with a jarring image A naked woman, battered and terrified, runs desperately through the middle of an unknown town, on a busy weekday afternoon escaping something very frightening We then cut to meet the family at the centre of the novel Natalie and Ed are teachers and lead an orderly, unremarka Choosing a decent psychological thriller from the thousands out there is not always easy but I m beginning to think that Louise Candlish is a particularly safe pair of hands.The Swimming Pool starts with a jarring image A naked woman, battered and terrified, runs desperately through the middle of an unknown town, on a busy weekday afternoon escaping something very frightening We then cut to meet the family at the centre of the novel Natalie and Ed are teachers and lead an orderly, unremarkable life with their daughter Molly in a small rented flat in an affluent suburb of London A lido has opened up nearby an ancient, long derelict swimming pool, that has been trendily renovated and has become a major community focal point.Natalie, a little jaded and dissatisfied with her life, is drawn toward Lara, an exotic local woman and the driving force behind the lido renovation Lara, ex championship swimmer and actress is beautiful and rich and is the de facto leader of a small group of monied and glamorous friends.Nat is soon seduced by a whiff of decadence and danger and finds her life, and her family s, becomingandentangled with Lara s family and her vaguely immoral social set As is usual there are mysterious back stories, surprising twists, elements of misdirection and as the breathless, hot summer of the story comes to a end you know there is an explosive climax approaching, a climax I couldn t second guess.The Swimming Pool is an easy but intelligent read The plot is well constructed, the characters believable and the gradual ratcheting up of tension is impressive I recommend this thriller and am very much looking forward to my next Louise Candlish novel

  2. Liz Barnsley says:

    The Sudden Departure of the Frasers was one of my favourite twisty tales of last year, one of those impulse purchases that turns into a favourite, so I was REALLY looking forward to The Swimming Pool and boy was that one addictive And twisty And distracting because when the end came I was really so caught up had I been in the lives of these characters.Therein lies the rub really Louise Candlish does characters with such a sharp eye and authentic wit that they bounce off the page and y The Sudden Departure of the Frasers was one of my favourite twisty tales of last year, one of those impulse purchases that turns into a favourite, so I was REALLY looking forward to The Swimming Pool and boy was that one addictive And twisty And distracting because when the end came I was really so caught up had I been in the lives of these characters.Therein lies the rub really Louise Candlish does characters with such a sharp eye and authentic wit that they bounce off the page and you really do get so involved in the intricacies of their interactions that any eye you might usually have towards guessing a solution stays firmly on whats happening now right in front of you Its clever for sure and add to that a twisty plot full of nefarious intention and you have a real corker of a summer read.The Swimming Pool where the neigbourhood gathers is a shiny glistening character in its own right here, whilst the ebb and flow of human nature dances around it, there it sits You know from the start that something disastrous is coming and that the pool will play its part which gives it a gorgeous sinister aspect whilst sounding like the most fun place in the world to be.I loved the underneath parts of the story a long term, steady marriage shaken at its foundation by some seemingly glamourous and exciting new friendships, the ironies of parenting teenagers, the way our history can define us and how we can all become entirely selfish at the drop of a hat also just the sheer depth and feeling in all the relationships The very definition of a page turner with some beautiful writing and intuitive insight.Using a bit of the past and a bit of the future and whole load of here and now, Louise Candlish spins an evocative and often haunting web around a group dynamic that is entirely fascinating From Ed to Nat to Lara to Miles to the daughters and the sons and the friends and the dogs you will come to know them all Or at least think you do Then you may find that not everything is as it appears.LOVED it An entirely enjoyable and intriguing read No complaints here More please

  3. Rebecca McNutt says:

    The Swimming Pool is incredibly creepy for a story, thrilling and original and unlike most other thrillers in that at first, it seems almost a mundane book about friendship until it takes a sudden turn for the bizarre.

  4. ReadAlongWithSue says:

    This authors works are well loved by me.But to read this book from my backlist challenge I thought I d listen to it on audio.Oh my That was the worst mistake I made The narrator got on my nerves and her voice grated in the end The pitch, power was so mundane I got bored I managed until halfway Then when home I picked up the book It was better to read it myself but by that time my interest had waned somewhat.So 3 from me Which does disappoint me.

  5. Tammie says:

    An enjoyable read Was a little drawn out but it really picked up the last portion of the book loved the twist at the end thought I had it figured out but I honestly didn t.

  6. Malia says:

    I feel bad about this, because I usually like this author, especially her book The Sudden Departure of the Frasers, however, I have to abandon this one I am listening to the audiobook, and the narrator is just awful I have listened to four hours and just can t do anyIt s quite new to me that I let myself stop reading books, if I don t like them I used to feel a strong urge to finish every one I began However, theI read, theI realize I know what I like and I m not going to I feel bad about this, because I usually like this author, especially her book The Sudden Departure of the Frasers, however, I have to abandon this one I am listening to the audiobook, and the narrator is just awful I have listened to four hours and just can t do anyIt s quite new to me that I let myself stop reading books, if I don t like them I used to feel a strong urge to finish every one I began However, theI read, theI realize I know what I like and I m not going to make myself feel guilty when I don t like something People seem to enjoy this book, so maybe it is much better without the audio narration, but as matters stand, I think I will just have to accept that some books are not for everyone.Findreviews and bookish fun at

  7. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    Oh my God THAT ending Louise has bowled me over with yet another very cleverly written novel with twists that are outstanding Full gushing review to come but put this on your to read list and grab it from NetGalley.

  8. Bryony Nelson says:

    I m not going to lie, I skipped chunks of this because otherwise I would ve just given up The whole story just dragged on so much and was so boring Yeah, there were some okay plot twists but nothing worth putting up with the rest of the story for I didn t even like the characters or the setting The whole thing was a bit of a disaster to me really.I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  9. Elaine says:

    I loved the characters in this book and just know that I am going to be coming back to them in my mind in the future Not always likeable people, they are extremely entertaining to read about in this story of what can happen if you friend upwards I think a lot of us can relate to that desire of the ordinary woman or man in the street batting out of their league with regards to a new friendship and that s partly what made the character of Natalie so appealing to me Natalie and Ed are teache I loved the characters in this book and just know that I am going to be coming back to them in my mind in the future Not always likeable people, they are extremely entertaining to read about in this story of what can happen if you friend upwards I think a lot of us can relate to that desire of the ordinary woman or man in the street batting out of their league with regards to a new friendship and that s partly what made the character of Natalie so appealing to me Natalie and Ed are teachers, they lead ordinary lives which are neat and ordered The only real concern they have is their daughter Mollie and her deep rooted phobia of being in water and it is this that concerns them when they realise that a disused local lido has been renovated and is due to open That is, until Natalie meets Lara, local it girl and chief campaigner for the lido She is gorgeous, rich and glamorous and pretty soon Natalie falls under the spell of that glamour.The story is based over the course of a summer around the lido and also takes us back 30 years ago to when Natalie was a teenager and spent a summer with her grandmother, a lot of it also being spent around a local swimming pool Now, in the present day, we know that something dreadful has just happened at the lido, something which will only be revealed in its entirety at the end of the read and we also become aware that something happened during that long ago summer which Natalie is deeply ashamed of.Throughout the read there is an underlying sense of menace, you just know that something from Natalie s past is going to come back to haunt her It really is a fabulous, multi layered read with characters whose lives you really become immersed in Well worth picking up Thanks to the publisher via Netgalley for the review copy

  10. Joanne Robertson says:

    I had never read any Louise Candlish books until last year when I picked up the wonderful The Sudden Departure of the Fraser s after a recommendation Now though, after reading The Swimming Pool I can confidently add her to the list of authors that I trust impeccably Enough so that I will pre order her next book without even reading the blurb I loved this book It had to be a 5 review, not only was it a fabulous read for me but it also contained possibly my favourite line in any book I have r I had never read any Louise Candlish books until last year when I picked up the wonderful The Sudden Departure of the Fraser s after a recommendation Now though, after reading The Swimming Pool I can confidently add her to the list of authors that I trust impeccably Enough so that I will pre order her next book without even reading the blurb I loved this book It had to be a 5 review, not only was it a fabulous read for me but it also contained possibly my favourite line in any book I have read so far this year I m still chucking to myself about it now Based in a leafy London suburb, The Swimming Pool has at its centre the opening of a new lido at the start of the school summer holidays Ed and Natalie, both teachers, live close by with their daughter Molly, who unfortunately suffers from aquaphobia Soon after the opening of the lido Natalie meets the enigmatic Lara, ex actress, model and competitive swimmer, and quickly falls under her spell The charismatic Lara introduces Nat into her inner circle of rich and glamourous friends But is the long hot summer of parties and lazing about drinking champagne by the Lido about to end in a massive storm when tensions and dark secrets eventually come together This book was so wonderfully layered from the start that I enjoyed every minute of it The build up commences right from the prologue where you cringe as the author describes a fear that so many of us have, happening to an unnamed character You realise that something terrible is going to happen right from reading chapter one but not exactly what But the thing is, with a Louise Candlish book that it isn t totally about the big secret it s actually the journey up to it that s as enjoyable if notso She builds up the layers of the plot slowly and carefully, wracking up the tension and making you want to devour and savour every single word I adore a domestic noir with dark tormented characters like Natalie, who is hiding her secrets from the past but still having to live with them everyday.Told in three time frames, this novel twists them all together like making a big stick of rock until all the pieces come together in a climax crackling with tension and you then are left with that strange calm following a storm I would certainly recommend reading this on your summer holidays this year I can imagine it would feel evenatmospheric stretched out by a swimming pool, cocktail in hand but failing that out in the garden, grabbing that British summertime as and when it appears Highly recommended from me and if you want to know what my favourite line was.then you will just have to read the book I will only say that whenever I look at a cockapoo in the future, I will always remember Lara s description of Inky So for that alone, a huge thank you to Louise Candlish I received a copy of this book via netgalley in return for an honest review