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Summer of the Dead (Bell Elkins, Book 3)

A riveting thriller of secrets and murder
  • Author
    • Julia Keller
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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...
  • Published: Apr 09 2015
  • Pages: 416
  • 198 x 132mm
  • ISBN: 9781472215604
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Press Reviews

  • Karin Slaughter

    A rare talent and a must read
  • Scott Turow

    A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery
  • Dennis Lehane

    A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it
  • Laura Lippman

    A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap
  • Tom Franklin

    Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel
  • C.J. Box

    Julia Keller's lyrical and evocative prose in Bitter River propels the novel until all you can do is hang on until the final page. Her sense of place is spot-on and bittersweet