What Dies In Summer by Tom Wright

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But this insight is too late and too rare in a novel that doesn’t seem able to make up its mind about whether it wants to be cute or brutal...
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“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.
 

About Tom Wright

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Tom Wright is the bishop of Durham in the Church of England. Recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world, Wright has taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, Oxford, and McGill universities. His writings include The Original Jesus, What Saint Paul Really Said, and The Challenge of Jesus.
 
Published June 4, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 289 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction
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Reviewed by Julie Myerson on Aug 17 2012

But this insight is too late and too rare in a novel that doesn’t seem able to make up its mind about whether it wants to be cute or brutal...

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