Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

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A year after the suicide of one of their friends, the rest of the group decide to spend the summer together in a holiday villa in the Mediterranean. They're hoping to get over the terrible events of the previous year, but then a new guest arrives - claiming to have evidence that the suicide was actually murder. When she is found dead, it becomes clear that the killer must be one of them - but who is it? And will they strike again? A compelling psychological thriller - with a dash of more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 28mm | 379.99g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780621086
  • 9781780621081
  • 585,053

Review quote

With a lively cast of characters, each with their own unexpected secrets to hide, plenty of twists and turns and a glamorous Mediterranean setting, this is an entertaining and accessible mystery that will keep readers guessing as they try to work out 'whodunnit'. A perfect poolside summer read. -- Booktrust Booktrustshow more

About James Dawson

James Dawson is a primary school teacher with a passion for music and drama. Visit James' website at, follow him on Twitter at and Pinterest at, like him on Facebook at, read his blog at and watch his Youtube channel at more

Flap copy

Ryan is looking forward to spending the summer with his old school friends at Katie's luxurious Spanish villa. He hasn't seen the gang since their friend, Janey, committed suicide a year ago. He hopes this summer they'll be able to put the past behind them and move on - until someone else arrives, claiming to have proof that Janey's suicide was murder! Ryan was hoping for sun, sea and sand. Suddenly, he's facing a long, hot summer of death, drama and deceit . . . £8.99show more

Back cover copy

'He'd assumed Janey's death was the finale. Turned out, it was only the beginning . . .' ISBN 978 1 78062 108 1show more

Review Text

"An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological Thriller." (Book Trust)show more

Rating details

757 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 38% (284)
4 37% (279)
3 17% (130)
2 6% (49)
1 2% (15)
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