Title: What Dies in Summer
Author: Tom Wright
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co, 2012
Summary/Review: This is a debut novel that is packed with so much emotion and surprises you won’t be able to put it down. The story is narrated by one of the main character James- also known as Biscuit. He, along with his cousin Lee Ann (also known as L.A.), and their Grandma live together in Dallas Texas. They were brought together by unfortunate circumstances. The story begins with the two cousins just doing what normal teenagers do, hanging out and trying to stay out of trouble. They soon discover a dead body in the woods and then everything seems to start spiraling out of control.
Family secrets are revealed, and more dead bodies are found. You will not want to put this book down until you have read the very last page. It brings everything together-family bonding, first love, and terrible secrets.
Who would like this: Anyone who enjoys books with a lot of characters and different stories.
If you like this, try this: Books by Mary Higgins Clark. She always has a bunch of characters but they’re easy to keep straight.
Recommended by: Virginia, Circulation
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