Summer of the Dead

by Julia Keller

Part of the Bell Elkins Series

Thriller and Suspense

Summer of the Dead Synopsis

The first death came unexpectedly. An old man attacked outside his home, his murder a shock to the town. Then the second death came and with it fear. For Raythune County's prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins, the inexplicable killings in Acker's Gap are all she can think about. Everything - the oppressive summer heat, her absent daughter, her troublesome sister - fades into the background as she tries to work out who is responsible. As tensions escalate, and suspects begin to emerge, Bell will have to face demons from her own past as she comes head-to-head with a killer bent on destroying all those who stand in their way...

Summer of the Dead Press Reviews

'A rare talent and a must read' -- Karin Slaughter

 

'A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery' -- Scott Turow

 

'A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it' -- Dennis Lehane

 

'A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap' -- Laura Lippman

 

'Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel' -- Tom Franklin

 

'Julia Keller's lyrical and evocative prose in Bitter River propels the novel until all you can do is hang on until the final page. Her sense of place is spot-on and bittersweet' -- C.J. Box

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ISBN: 9781472215604
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781472215604
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472215604
Publication date: 9th April 2015
Author: Julia Keller
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Julia Keller

Julia Keller was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. The chief book critic for the Chicago Tribune, she has taught both creative and non-fiction writing at Princeton, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, and won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2005.

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