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End of Summer

(2020)
(The first book in the Skane Quartet series)
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You can always go home. But you can never go back . . .

Summer 1983: Four-year-old Billy chases a rabbit in the fields behind his house. But when his mother goes to call him in, Billy has disappeared. Never to be seen again.

Today: Veronica is a bereavement counsellor. She's never fully come to turns with her mother's suicide after her brother Billy's disappearance. When a young man walks into her group, he looks familiar and talks about the trauma of his friend's disappearance in 1983. Could Billy still be alive after all this time?

Needing to know the truth, Veronica goes home - to the place where her life started to fall apart. Is she prepared for the answers that wait for her there?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A Swedish-set crime thriller for fans of the hugely successful CWA Gold Dagger-winning The Dry by Jane Harper . . . A gripping crime novel that moves between two narratives at a terrific clip, populated by vivid characters, with more twists along the way than you can shake a stick at. Crime fiction at its best." - Vaseem Khan

"A fantastic read. Atmospheric, beautifully written, with strong characters and with a really compelling mystery that made it incredibly hard to put down when I really needed sleep! A real triumph." - Gytha Lodge

"An utterly brilliant crime novel! So delicate and perceptive, and at the same time so endlessly thrilling." - Kristina Ohlsson

"An absorbing crime novel with an atmospheric setting, strong characters, and a suspenseful plot. With End of Summer, Anders de la Motte has proven himself to be one of Sweden's most talented crime fiction authors." - Erik Axl Sund

"Each layer of this story reveals itself like the tilling of the soil with a brooding threat of summer rain close at hand. End of Summer is a delectable slice of unmissable rural noir where a dark harvest blossoms from the seeds of a terrible past." - Matt Wesolowski

"End of Summer is captivating from beginning to end, an evocative story of family secrets set in the broad open landscapes of southern Sweden - prepare to fall in love with Scandinavian fiction all over again." - Kevin Wignall


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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: End of Summer
Author(s): Anders de la Motte
ISBN: 1-78576-823-9 / 978-1-78576-823-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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August 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: End of Summer
Author(s): Anders de la Motte
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August 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: End of Summer
Author(s): Anders de la Motte
Publisher: Zaffre
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Kindle Editions

August 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: End of Summer
Author(s): Anders de la Motte
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU