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What Dies in Summer

by Tom Wright

Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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May 2012 Debut of the Month.

Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2012.

CWA Judges' comment: “What Dies in Summer is a rites of passage novel of a young man on the cusp of adulthood. Tom Wright gives a vivid portrait of the relationship between teenage cousins in the face of an unnamed threat.”

 

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An interesting, challenging and, at times, graphically violent debut exploring coming of age and the loss of innocence. If you have read and liked The Virgin Suicides, The Secret History and I'm Not Scared then this will be worth a read.

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What Dies in Summer Synopsis

Jim Beaudry is a teenage boy trying to stay out of trouble. But trouble has a way of finding him. Especially after his cousin L.A. turns up on his doorstep, bedraggled and shaking and unable to sleep. However he looks at it, this can only mean bad news. Then a dead girl starts visiting Biscuit as he sleeps. When Jim and L.A. discover the body of a teenage girl in the wilderness, brutally raped and murdered, an investigation begins that will put both ther lives in danger. Over the course of one sweltering summer, Biscuit and L.A. become embroiled in a dark mystery that will put both of their lives at risk and will force them to leave childhood behind forever. What Dies in Summer is a chilling and unforgettable thriller that will hook you till its final page, and introduces Tom Wright as in irresistible new talent.

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What Dies in Summer Press Reviews

'An erotic, compelling and deeply assured debut, midway between Ellroy and Faulkner. It evokes so precisely the beauty and sadness of first love and lost innocence.' - Sam Taylor, author of The Republic of Trees

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ISBN: 9780857862785
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857862785
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Tom Wright
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Tom Wright

Tom Wright is a clinical psychotherapist based in Texarkana, USA. What Dies in Summer is his first book.   Author photo © Erin Walker

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