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.

Thanks to Ben for sending me a review copy .The cover and title grab your attention and screams mystery .

I read this in a day and very easily got drawn into life by the canal and the long summer days .

I could relate to Helen and her lonely days filled by books and daydreams .

Along comes the intriguing and exciting Victoria who reeks of trouble in my opinion and I didn’t like her and the way she treated Helen.

Both the girls are dealing with not so happy families and need to escape  and find happiness .

This book captures the angst and frustrations of teenagers really well.

Its set in 1983 mainly which is when I was born so was interesting to read .

Things come to a head and decades later the truth is revealed on what happened that fateful night .

This is a impressive debut and a great summer read .

Published 13th august


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