Book Beginnings : Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo


Every Friday Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Readers asks you to grab the book you are reading and share the first sentence or paragraph and then give your feelings on it or anything else that it inspires. Be sure to include the title and the author

I just started reading ( and listening ) to this book this week. Not long ago I used it for a Waiting For Wednesday book, and BOOM the very next day I got a copy from the publisher! 

Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Tordotcom

SUMMER SONS BY LEE MANDELO

Come home
I'll be waiting

Received 8/6 3:32 am

The message sat unanswered. Andrew tapped from Eddie's handing text thread to the brief obituary that had run in the local paper:

Edward Lee Fulton, recent graduate of Ohio State University, is survived by adoptive parents Lou and Jeanne Blur and siblings Andrew Blur as well as close friends and colleagues. Memorial services will be held at Streckler Funeral Parlor on Tuesday, August 10th at 11 am.

Andrew dropped his skull against the headrest of the driver's seat, free arm dangling out the open window. The impound office waited across the potholed blacktop parking lot, baking under dog-day sun to a shimmer. Sans air-conditioning, the interior of the  Supra grew hot and hotter as he flicked through nothing on his phone. Del had left the I-65 rest stop right behind him, but she was late catching up.

SUMMARY:

Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide. He leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn’t know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom with bleeding wrists that mutters of revenge.

As Andrew searches for the truth of Eddie’s death, he uncovers the lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death. Whirling between the backstabbing academic world where Eddie spent his days and the circle of hot boys, fast cars, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie’s nights, the walls Andrew has built against the world begin to crumble, letting in the phantom that hungers for him

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Comments

  1. Sounds very interesting! And what a stunning cover!

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  2. Huh, that sounds intriguing!! I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. I love books with a college setting, and the opening lines make me very curious. Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. This sounds so good! Plus, that cover is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  5. unusual opening - I'm intrigued. The cover is very interesting too!

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  6. This really sounds good. Sounds mysterious.

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  7. Right in time for when many people are heading back to school or have been there only a few weeks. Sounds intense.

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  8. Sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

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