I’m taking part in the blog tour for the psychological thriller The Darkest Summer by Ella Drummond today. Huge thanks to the author and Book on the Bright Side Publicity for asking me to take part.
One hot summer, Dee disappeared. Now she’s back…but she’s not the girl you knew.
Sera and Dee were the best of friends.
Until the day that Dee and her brother Leo vanished from Sera’s life, during a long hot summer thirty years ago.
Now Sera is an adult, with her own child, five-year-old Katie, and has returned to her childhood home after her husband’s death.
While she grieves, the past haunts Sera at every turn … and then Dee and Leo return to their small Hampshire village, along with Dee’s young daughter.
So what did I think?
Well this book was certainly a page-turner. With the tension really ramping up in the last quarter of the book, with twists and turns coming at you from all angles, it was a real eyebrow lifter!
Sera’s best childhood friend Dee and their family disappear out of the blue, and Sera is completely bewildered, disappointed and devastated (as you would be!) In her adult years, when she bumps into Leo, Dee’s little brother, she can’t believe that she might get to find out what happened after all.
From thereon in, the story unfolds with a web of lies that have been hidden for years, that could have devastating consequences for all concerned coming to the surface. Who knows what will happen.
This is a book full of layers, and secrets that are revealed one by one in the latter part of a book which is full of surprises and you can’t wait to get to the end of to find out the truth.
About the author
Ella Drummond recently signed a two-book deal with Hera Books. Her first psychological thriller, My Last Lie will be published in February 2019 and is available for pre-order now.
She lives with her husband on the island of Jersey and you can follow her on Twitter @drummondella1 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllaDrummondWrites/