Summer of the Dead (Bell Elkins, Book 3)
A riveting thriller of secrets and murder
By Julia Keller
Things heat up for Bell Elkins in Summer of the Dead, Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Keller's gripping thriller
As the heat rises, they must face the danger to come...
Julia Keller brings us Summer of the Dead, the third novel to feature the intrepid Bell Elkins. Perfect for fans of Dennis Lehane and Henning Mankell.
'A suspenseful, superbly executed plot that displays a depth rarely seen in mystery fiction' - Booklist
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...
What readers are saying about Julia Keller:
'Keller astounds me with her characterization, beautiful descriptions and absorbing plots'
'A compelling read'
Julia Keller was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. Previously 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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14 Aug 2014
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Praise for Julia Keller: A suspenseful, superbly executed plot that displays a depth rarely seen in mystery fiction — Booklist
Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel — Tom Franklin
A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery — Scott Turow
A beautiful writer — Michael Connelly
A rare talent and a must read — Karin Slaughter