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by Camilla Way


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Her first book, The Dead of Summer, was published in 2007.

Her first book, The Dead of Summer, was published in 2007.

The Dead of Summer book. The Dead of Summer is the debut novel of British author Camilla Way. It tells the story of the murder of three teenage children from the point of view of the sole survivor of the crime. Unlike Finding Edie and The Lies We Told the time periods are pretty close. The first thing I noticed was the method is very Stephen King-like. In fact, I firmly believe that these kids were pulled out of Castle Rock.

Read an extract from Camilla Way's debut novel of a crime that rocked a community, seen through the frank . By the end of that summer three of us were dead

Read an extract from Camilla Way's debut novel of a crime that rocked a community, seen through the frank eyes of a young girl. By the end of that summer three of us were dead. Tell me, does your pulse quicken when you see those headlines? You know the type: 'Murder spree of schoolgirl loner'; 'Boy, 13, rapes classmate'; 'Child, 10, stabs pensioner'. Mine too, I've collected them all over the years. And when you pass those gangs of half-grown ghouls that haunt the streets in the half-light, does your pace quicken just a bit? Do you walk a little faster?

CAMILLA WAY. The Dead of Summer. For Dave Holloway, with love. That summer of 1986 was hot everywhere in England. In our corner of south-east London the days rolled by in blue and gold, the sun bouncing off the dustbins and burning into windscreens

CAMILLA WAY. In our corner of south-east London the days rolled by in blue and gold, the sun bouncing off the dustbins and burning into windscreens. It lit up our faces, bit at our eyeballs. And when I think about that summer I think of it as like a flaming meteor tearing through empty space. As my bus lurched and heaved through New Cross that first day, my school shirt was damp with sweat and I knew it was going to be a long few months until the holidays began. I wished I had a cigarette.

CAMILLA WAY’s DEAD OF SUMMER is a slight, very British novel about four kids entering a. .

CAMILLA WAY’s DEAD OF SUMMER is a slight, very British novel about four kids entering a salt mine during the dog days of summer, with only one emerging. At least that’s what we’re told in the beginning by Anita, our half Pakistani narrator. But Camilla Way demonstrates an absolute mastery of her art: she has an elegant economy of phrase; a rare skill for revealing just the right snippet at just the right time; a brilliance with words; an amazing attention to detail. These all combine to create a sense of authority which is so utterly convincing that at times it is easy to forget this story is only fiction.

Camilla Way. If the Night Stalker is watching, you're already dead. In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. HarperCollins, (формат: Мягкая бумажная, 390 ст. электронная книга. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocate. Little, Brown and Company, (формат: Мягкая бумажная, 390 ст.

Camilla Way is the daughter of the poet and author Peter Wa. The Dead of Summer (2007) was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award 2007

The Dead of Summer (2007) was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award 2007 Little Bird (2008) is the title of Way&a.

Because after the questions; after the whats, the whys, the whens, after the outrage and the disbelief, I'm just me, here, without anything I used to have. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In the Woods by Tana French.

The Dead of Summer is a chilling and brilliant story that asks where evil lurks, and what form it takes. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

In one moment the horror becomes your life. The Dead of Summer is a chilling and brilliant story that asks where evil lurks, and what form it takes. IT’s not just in the papers anymore, IT’s on your hands  . And then something did.

**DEBUT FICTION**

Comments: (7)

Gunos
So I bought this book thinking it was about the new abc family show dead of summer. It's not. But, overall the book was pretty disturbing. Not a fan of child murder or molestation. I tried to paint the picture in my head but it was quite hard.
Very Old Chap
A hard sad story with a twist at the end. Very well written.
Arith
CAMILLA WAY’s DEAD OF SUMMER is a slight, very British novel about four kids entering a salt mine during the dog days of summer, with only one emerging. At least that’s what we’re told in the beginning by Anita, our half Pakistani narrator. Anita, her brother, older sisters and father have moved from Leeds to Greenwich after the death of their English mother. Anita’s father is still in mourning, years later, by the death of his wife, the older sisters are discovering pub life, while her brother Push is becoming a thief. All during the summer of 1986. During this summer 13-year-old Anita spends time with two neighbors, Kyle, an ill-thought of gawky teenager whose younger sister has disappeared, and Denis, an overweight, friendly, mentally challenged black boy. The book isn’t translated for us Yanks, and for every reference to “trainers” and “flats,” that I understood, several nouns sent me running to Wikipedia for the appropriate reference (the amusement park DREAMLAND for one). The book has several twists and turns and is beautifully written. In fact, the novel reads like Stephen King as written by Alan Hollinghurst. And that’s a good thing.
Iseared
Camilla Way sure is one scary lady! She is also one hell of a writer. It is hard to believe that "The Dead of Summer" is a début novel, so polished and accomplished is it. The book is comparatively short (just 230 pages) and doesn't take long to read. But it is by no means a light or an insubstantial read. It is a book that takes you by the throat on page one and just does not let go until you've finished it. Or perhaps, I should say, until it has finished with you. It almost leaves you with bruises to show for it, too!

To say that this book's subject matter is dark is to fall well short of the matter. This book is not so much a thriller as a shocker; it inhabits some very disturbing territory indeed. But Camilla Way demonstrates an absolute mastery of her art: she has an elegant economy of phrase; a rare skill for revealing just the right snippet at just the right time; a brilliance with words; an amazing attention to detail. These all combine to create a sense of authority which is so utterly convincing that at times it is easy to forget this story is only fiction. And for all of its horrors and at time repulsiveness, one cannot help but be drawn in to this story. Like a rabbit staring into the oncoming headlamps.

Camilla Way's prose, both in this novel and in her subsequent "Little Bird", has an eloquence and an almost poetic quality which contrasts starkly with the everyday subject matter she applies it to. This somehow points up and brings into sharper focus the seediness of the things she describes in a way that makes even the totally mundane sound wondrous and altogether something to marvel at. In "The Dead of Summer" she also demonstrates a superb ability to drip-feed her readers with just sufficient clues (provided they pay attention) to satisfy their desperation to learn more, while keeping everyone guessing right to the very end. She knows exactly how much to hold back and just how to deliver for maximum impact when it comes.

So you can't say you haven't been warned. But strongly recommended regardless.
Aloo
Seven years after the events that stun London, the only survivor of a heinous crime finally tells her story to a patient psychologist. The labyrinthine caves of wartime London serve as a metaphor for twisted childhood secrets, the terrors of loneliness and the desperation for connection. When Anita Naidu moves to Greenwich with her family after her mother's death, her world is forever off kilter, mourning the woman who held their half-English-half-Pakistani family together. At thirteen, Anita is barely visible to the others, teen-aged twin sisters, a brother, only her sad-eyed father a temporary link to the past. But when a blowsy, interfering neighbor sets her sights on the lonely widower, even that small comfort is taken from Anita.

On her first day at a new school just before summer vacation, Anita is seated by an outcast, the overweight, dark-skinned Denis, whom everyone avoids. Unperturbed, Anita adjusts, her isolated existence barely touched by this strange boy who answers every question with an inane reply. It is Denis's only friend who captures Anita's interest, Kyle Kite, who lives across the street from Anita's family. Kyle's home is in sharp contrast to Anita's disheveled, trash-strewn house, 33 Myles shrouded in mystery, the windows always dark, forbidding. Ever since the disappearance of Kyle's little sister, Katie, the boy has been a person of interest to the local authorities, a misfit whose mother never leaves the house, Kyle's grandfather serving as buffer between the family and the world.

Why Denis and Kyle are friends is a mystery Anita never solves; she is content to be allowed to walk the streets with them, exploring junkyards and the slimy banks of the Thames in search of the sand caves used as shelters during the war. Kyle is obsessed with finding the caves, Denis and Anita his willing companions as the days of summer pass slowly by, heat weighing oppressively upon them. Fascinated with Kyle, his eyes "a pale, flat grey, the colour of lampposts and gutters", Anita longs to learn his secrets, the strange dissociation that that comes over him at times, the fate of his sister, the enigmatic mother who hides behind the confines of her home. Bit by bit, Anita pieces together Kyle's story, yearning to forge a bond that will free her from the pervasive emptiness that fills her: "I'd never had something of my own before; I'd never had my own secret." Anita craves otherness, to know what others feel and think. It is this urgency for connection that draws her to the likes of Denis and Kyle, Denis because he is accommodating, malleable, Kyle because he is dangerous.

The author plumbs below the surface of childhood concerns, digging for the unholy truth, exposing the dark side of a society that expects its children to survive their tragedies, no matter how devastating, to hide the reality of pain in platitudes and amusement parks, not to speak of terrible secrets they are not meant to know. For all the bright promise of a child's world, Way reminds us that terror thrives on innocence, sewing seeds bred in dank places, only to sprout unexpectedly in deceptive bloom, deadly nightshade in a field of wild grass. Luan Gaines/ 2007.
The Dead of Summer download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Camilla Way
ISBN: 0151013705
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt; 1 edition (January 7, 2008)
Pages: 208 pages