ARC Review: The Darkest Summer by Ella Drummond

It’s hot and global warming sucks and besides people setting fire to any and everything, there’s murder afoot.
There’s always murder afoot.
Meet Sera, short for Seraphina, a widow and single mother to the darling Katie who lives in the small village of New Forest with her actress mother Mimi.
Sera is still of course mourning the death of her beloved husband Marcus and still settling in moving back in with her mother after the loss of him. Things are going fine until the fire up at the old farm across the way where the mysterious Frenchman, Henri lives and that is when everything becomes a bit too much for the village and for poor Sera.

I related to Sera a lot in a lot of ways. It seems that as soon as I find my groove in life some mischievous God or Goddesses pushes over a stone in my life that I need for balance and I’m topsy turvy for weeks. I felt she was the protagonist we all needed especially when her childhood friends Dee and Leo mysteriously come back into her life after completely vanishing into the night after 15 years.

This book was well written and had all of the right twists and turns up until the very end. It kept me wanting more and I could FEEL the heat. I’m experiencing it very much here in Pennsylvania. The author did a great job on conveying the scene and making me feel frazzled and reminisce on those childhood friends who I had in the past and one day just never saw again.

Thank you very much Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest and fair review.

💜 💜 💜 💜 4/5 rating

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