Summer of the Dead (Bell Elkins, Book 3): A riveting thriller of secrets and murder - Bell Elkins (Paperback)Julia Keller (author)
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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 could be responsible.
As the tension escalates, 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...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 274 x 158 x 30 mm
A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery -- Scott Turow
A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it -- Dennis Lehane
A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap -- Laura Lippman
Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel -- Tom Franklin
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 -- C.J. Box
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