The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool


It's summer, and for teachers Ed and Natalie Steele this means six weeks off work with their young daughter Molly. Their lives are predictable and uncomplicated -- or at least they were until they meet the Faulkners.

Suddenly, glamorous Lara Channing, a former actress leading an eccentrically lavish lifestyle, is taking Natalie under her wing and the stability of summer takes an exciting turn.

But are there hidden motives behind this new friendship? And when the end-of-summer party at the lido is cut short by a blackout, Natalie realizes that she's been kept in the dark all along.

Title:The Swimming Pool
Edition Language:English
Format Type:
Number of Pages:400 pages

    The Swimming Pool Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt

    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 t...

  • Liz Barnsley

    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 Po...

  • Elaine

    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 ...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)

    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 ...

  • Malia

    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 narrat...

  • Cleo Bannister

    The Swimming Pool gets my recommendation as a must-read novel of the summer, preferably by your own swimming pool, the sounds and the smells enhancing the wonderful backdrop to this scary tale about f...

  • Joanne Robertson

    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...

  • Bryony Nelson

    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...

  • Rachel Hall

    The Swimming Pool was a disappointing read for me, as Is so often the case in the psychological thriller genre the story made its intentions far too clear from the outset and whilst this novel had an ...

  • Tracy Fenton

    The Swimming Pool is one of those books that you know something awful has happened in the opening chapter but have no idea what or to whom. This then becomes a nerve-wracking, tension filled journey t...