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Summer's Edge

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I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Haunting of Hill House in this atmospheric, eerie teen thriller following an estranged group of friends being haunted by their friend who died last summer.

Emily Joiner was once part of an inseparable group—she was a sister, a best friend, a lover, and a rival. Summers without Emily were unthinkable. Until the fire burned the lake house to ashes with her inside.

A year later, it’s in Emily’s honor that Chelsea and her four friends decide to return. The house awaits them, meticulously rebuilt. Only, Chelsea is haunted by ghostly visions. Loner Ryan stirs up old hurts and forces golden boy Chase to play peacemaker. Which has perfect hostess Kennedy on edge as eerie events culminate in a stunning accusation: Emily’s death wasn’t an accident. And all the clues needed to find the person responsible are right here.

As old betrayals rise to the surface, Chelsea and her friends have one night to unravel a mystery spanning three summers before a killer among them exacts their revenge.

Dana Mele is a Pushcart Prize–nominated writer based in upstate New York. A former bookseller and lover of pomegranates, Dana is the author of the YA thriller People Like Us and the young adult graphic novel TragicSummer’s Edge is Dana’s second novel.

Summer’s Edge is a gripping, suspenseful thriller, nostalgic of classic teen movies of the genre. Dana’s writing is beautiful and compelling, and she’s able to build the perfect atmosphere for such a story. The reader is as much in the dark as Chelsea, making the journey to the end a surprising and rewarding one.”

—Deeba Z., Editor, on Summer’s Edge