7 /10

End of Summer

by Anders de la Motte

Snappy Review

A twisty cold case, about returning home to look for answers, and not being prepared for what you might find. Brilliant!

Book Synopsis

The second standalone mystery from Sweden’s answer to Val McDermid, set in southern Sweden.

You can always go home. But you can never go back . . .
Summer 1983: Four-year-old Billy chases a rabbit in the fields behind his house. But when his mother goes to call him in, Billy has disappeared. Never to be seen again.Today: Veronica is a bereavement counsellor. She’s never fully come to terms with her mother’s suicide after her brother Billy’s disappearance. When a young man walks into her group, he looks familiar and talks about the trauma of his friend’s disappearance in 1983. Could Billy still be alive after all this time?Needing to know the truth, Veronica goes home – to the place where her life started to fall apart.

But is she really prepared for the answers that wait for her there?