What Dies in Summer: A Novel
“A beautifully written and deeply engaging study of loss and innocence, suffused with chilling dread. A haunting novel, a captivating debut; I loved it.”—S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep“I did what I did, and that’s on me.” From that tantalizing first sentence, Tom Wright sweeps us up in a tale of lost innocence. Jim has a touch of the Sight. It’s nothing too spooky and generally useless, at least until the summer his cousin L.A. moves in with him and their grandmother. When Jim and L.A. discover the body of a girl, brutally raped and murdered in a field, an investigation begins that will put both their lives in danger. In the spirit of The Lovely Bones and The Little Friend, What Dies in Summer is a novel that casts its spell on the very first page and leaves an indelible mark.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - groundedforlife - LibraryThing
Read this book out of order within two books featuring the characters Jim Bonham and LA. The second book is "Blackbird" however, there is about a twenty year gap in time between books. This is Tom ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 4leschats - LibraryThing
coming of age story–James (Biscuit) already lives with his grandmother, but the arrival of his cousin L.A. (Lee Anne), nearly catatonic, begins a difficult year in which James becomes a man. The plot ... Read full review