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Summer of storms
Kelman, Judith.
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Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2001]

Physical Description:
288 pages ; 24 cm
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Anna Jamieson is haunted by the unsolved murder of her five-year-old sister, Jewel, when she was only three. Thirty years later, Anna still carries mental pictures of that stormy summer night -- composites that remain grainy and indistinct. But now Anna has returned to the scene of this horrendous crime and events are about to unfold which will make her fuzzy memories all too frighteningly clear.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Set in a shadowy and sinister New York City, this taut and assured suspense thriller by Kelman (After the Fall, etc.) chronicles the rekindling of a long-dormant murder investigation and the return of a ruthless killer. Thirty years after her young sister's death, Anna Jameson is haunted by memories of what was dubbed the Sleeping Beauty Murder. On a stormy summer night, five-year-old Julie Jameson was killed in her bedroom while her family slept. Following this horror, her anguished parents fled Manhattan with three-year-old Anna and moved to South Carolina, where they never quite recovered from the shock. Fast-forward to Anna, now 33 and an aspiring photographer, who returns to New York to work as a photojournalist for a high-powered media conglomerate and to confront family demons. Armed with her camera, she becomes acclimated to the perils of the city: she captures a drug deal on film, escapes a would-be rapist and shoots a newspaper expos‚ of her neighborhood's prostitution ring. Meanwhile, Arcanum, an elite volunteer group of colorful forensic experts devoted to investigating unsolved homicides, receives an anonymous phone call from a woman who warns that Julie's killer may strike again. The group takes on the case privately, inevitably colliding with Anna in its researches. The body count rises as a spooky electrician, a fugitive serial killer, a heroic cop and assorted others cloud the picture. Swift pacing and well-drawn supplementary charactersÄlike the bombastic media mogul Stewart Burlingame and Dixon Drake, a reporter who takes Anna under his wingÄcome together in this smooth page-turner that's sure to have fans reading into the wee hours of the night. Agent, Peter Lampack. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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