The Last Summer of the Camperdowns
Set on Cape Cod duringone tumultuous summer, Elizabeth Kelly’s gothic family story will delightreaders of The Family Fang and The Giant’s House.
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, from the bestselling author of Apologize,Apologize!, introduces Riddle James Camperdown, the twelve-year-olddaughter of the idealistic Camp and his manicured, razor-sharp wife, Greer.It’s 1972, and Riddle’s father is running for office from the family compoundin Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp’s desire to toughen her up andGreer’s demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentricparents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusionand fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of hersilence multiply. Another mysterious and powerful family, the Devlins, slowlyemerges as the keeper of astonishing secrets that could shatter theCamperdowns. As an old love triangle, bitter war wounds, and the struggle forstatus spiral out of control, Riddle can only watch, hoping for the courage toreveal the truth.
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