"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
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 in a field, an investigation begins that will put both their lives in danger. A riveting novel of adolescence, innocence, evil, and the unconquerable bond between two cousins, What Dies in Summer casts its spell on the first page and leaves an indelible mark.
A fatherless boy who has "a touch of the Sight" teams up with his only cousin to find a killer in Wright's seductively suspenseful coming-of-age novel. Teenager James Beaudry lives in Texas with his sage Gram, who has raised him with a stern hand and warm heart. All is bucolic until cousin Lee Ann ("L.A.") arrives, shaken by some domestic trauma. Just as L.A. warms to life at Gram's, James has a vision of a dead girl, a vision eerily confirmed when he and L.A. discover the brutalized body of a local girl. Soon James and L.A. discover that someone has been snooping in their house, and that the dead girl they found was just one of a string of murders. Their sleuthing is aided by James's continued visions of dead girls who impart a cryptic message that could place L.A. in harm's way. Wright, a practicing psychologist, expertly weaves together a literary tapestry of self-discovery, brutal sadistic violence, custodial battles, and tender, burgeoning sexuality, leaving readers spellbound by a story that delivers on several levels. The author's impressive, multitiered storytelling talents are on brilliant display in this entrancing, impressive debut.
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What dies in summer
Good book. Fairy engrossing. Lovely writing, nicely descriptive.
Delves into intriguing emotions. Enjoyed it