"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.
This book really brings Helen and Victoria to life, reading it brought me back to my teenage years, the emotion and intensity of life in that moment.
The book is not limited to just these two, all of the characters are well-rounded and real. I found the character of Alice intriguing, rather like Helen did I suppose!
If you want a book that's going to make you feel the heat of summer, introduce you to new, wonderful characters who take you on a journey to find out what happened back in '83 then like me, you'll love The Summer of Secrets!
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