The Last Days of Summer
- United States
More informationPenguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan. Read by Stuart Milligan, Barbara Barnes, Kristin Atherton and Becca Stewart.
She can forgive. They can't forget.
After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she's letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became.
Teenage Katie distrusts this strange man in their home but eleven-year-old Joanne is just intrigued by her new uncle.
Jasper says he's all done with trouble, but in a forgotten prairie town that knows no forgiveness, it does not take long for trouble to arrive at their door ...
'Opens Vanessa Ronan's literary career the way dynamite opens a safe ... beautiful and invigoratingly shocking' Joseph O'Connor, Irish Times
'Vivid storytelling. ... makes your fingers tremble when you turn the pages. The terror and the pity of it will stay with you for a long time.' Sunday Times
'Shades of In Cold Blood and Truman Capote, shades of Harper Lee ... it's very tense and there's constant mystery hovering over every turn of the page.' Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ Radio One
'Phenomenally atmospheric ... beautifully written and very very gripping' Marian Keyes
'A powerful, formidable debut. Vanessa is a natural storyteller and what a gripping, dark, compelling story this is.' Donal Ryan
'Beautifully crafted and dark family drama - 4 STARS' Heat
'Written with poetry and vision. With a blistering ending that leaves you racing to its conclusion ... an exciting new talent.' Stylist
'Ronan's writing is refreshing, vivid and full of suspense ... it's exciting to come across such a great new talent' RTÉ Guide
'A tense, atmospheric, intriguing read' Liz Nugent