What the River Knows: the explosive Sunday Times bestseller



A divine exploration. A deadly secret. A desire she can't escape.
'Expertly plotted, explosively adventurous, and burning with romance' STEPHANIE GARBER
The Mummy meets Death on the Nile in this lush, immersive historical fantasy set in 19th century Egypt, filled with adventure, laugh-out-loud banter, a slow-burn rivals-to-lovers romance, and a dangerous race.

In the glittering society of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires, Inez Olivera has everything, except the one thing she really wants: her parents, who frequently leave her behind on their globetrotting adventures.

Then she receives a terrible letter: her parents have passed away in mysterious circumstances. Determined to uncover the truth, she sets sails for their last port-of-call, Cairo, bringing only her sketch pads and an ancient ring that her father sent to her for safekeeping.

But upon her arrival in Egypt, the ring flares with ancient magic, and Inez is thrust into a treacherous game that could threaten her life - and into the path of her new guardian's infuriatingly handsome assistant, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn . . .

Authors LOVE for What the River Knows

'Take a plucky heroine, a historically grounded Indiana Jones-esque adventure through Ancient Egypt, and add a surprising dollop of magic - it's a recipe for a delightful read' JODI PICOULT

'What the River Knows has it all: page-turning mystery, adventure, intrigue and betrayal, laugh-out-loud banter, and slow-burn romance' MARY E. PEARSON

'A truly enchanting work of storytelling. All the stars' HEATHER FAWCETT

'Ibanez's worldbuilding is masterful, and the chemistry between her characters is swoon worthy' ELIZABETH LIM

'A thrilling adventure the whole way through' RACHEL GRIFFIN

'Luminous and enchanting . . . A romantic, spellbinding adventure' REBECCA ROSS

Readers LOVE for What the River Knows

'Absolutely charming' NetGalley - five star review

'Excuse me, but archaeology? Cleopatra? Speculative touches? This book is made for me!' NetGalley - five star review

'This book was everything!! Literally, everything about it was purely magical' NetGalley - five star review

'THAT ENDING. I NEED ANSWERS AND I NEED THEM NOW' NetGalley - five star review

Product Details

£18.99  £18.04
Hodder & Stoughton
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