End of Summer

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What to expect

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?

Critics Review

  • An absorbing crime novel with an atmospheric setting, strong characters, and a suspenseful plot. With End of Summer, Anders de la Motte has proven himself to be one of Sweden’s most talented crime fiction authors

    Erik Axl Sund
  • An utterly brilliant crime novel! So delicate and perceptive, and at the same time so endlessly thrilling

    Kristina Ohlsson
  • What you have in your hands is a masterpiece of crime fiction, a very hot competitor for this year’s thriller . . . Anders de la Motte proves once again with his End of Summer that he is one of Scandinavia’s most ingenious crime writers, just as grand as Jussi Adler-Olsen. He writes absolutely murderously. His books are definitely unbeatable in terms of suspense

    Literaturmarkt, Germany
  • An atmospherical dense book reminiscent of Henning Mankell’s early crime novels . . . Anders de la Motte writes profoundly without the tension dwindling for a second

    Petra Magazine
  • A Swedish-set crime thriller for fans of the hugely successful CWA Gold Dagger-winning The Dry by Jane Harper . . . A gripping crime novel that moves between two narratives at a terrific clip, populated by vivid characters, with more twists along the way than you can shake a stick at. Crime fiction at its best

    Vaseem Khan
  • A fantastic read. Atmospheric, beautifully written, with strong characters and with a really compelling mystery that made it incredibly hard to put down when I really needed sleep! A real triumph

    Gytha Lodge

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