The Summer of Secrets
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The Summer of Secrets

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'A wonderfully atmospheric first novel' Claire Fuller
'An evocative and atmospheric coming-of-age story' Carys Bray

The summer the Dovers move in next door, sixteen-year-old Helen's lonely world is at once a more thrilling place. She is infatuated with the bohemian family, especially the petulant and charming daughter Victoria.

As the long, hot days stretch out in front of them, Helen and Victoria grow inseparable. But when a stranger appears, Helen begins to question whether the secretive Dover family are really what they seem.

It's the kind of summer when anything seems possible . . .

Until something goes wrong.

A suspenseful, spell-binding coming-of-age story about how one simple action on a summer's day can echo through the years. Perfect for fans of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard, Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret and Helen Dunmore's The Lie.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 247g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552779970
  • 9780552779975
  • 1,181,958

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"The vividness of memories shimmers dangerously and brightly throughout: it’s gripping, beautifully written and entirely evocative of time and place"
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"An evocative and atmospheric coming-of-age story" * Carys Bray, author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY * "A wonderfully atmospheric first novel" * Claire Fuller, author of Desmond Elliot winning novel OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS * "With beautiful, evocative prose, Sarah Jasmon captures perfectly all the heat and angst in one life-changing summer" * Vanessa Lafaye, author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick SUMMERTIME * "The vividness of memories shimmers dangerously and brightly throughout: it's gripping, beautifully written and entirely evocative of time and place" * Julia Crouch, author of CUCKOO * "Lyrical and sensuous, this wonderful portrait of people, time and place stayed with me long after I had finished" * Elizabeth Forbes, author of NEAREST THING TO CRAZY *
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About Sarah Jasmon

Sarah Jasmon lives on a canal boat near Manchester with her children. She has had several short stories published, is curating a poetry anthology, and has recently graduated from the Creative Writing MA course at Manchester Metropolitan University. To find out more, visit www.sarahjasmon.com
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Rating details

166 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 21% (35)
4 35% (58)
3 30% (50)
2 10% (17)
1 4% (6)
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