cover design by Karina Granda and Patrick Hulse
cover art by Carolina Rodríguez Fuenmayor
Six years ago, three Long Island teenagers were murdered—their drowned bodies discovered with sand dollars placed over their eyes. The mystery of the drowning summer was never solved, but as far as the town’s concerned, Evelyn Mackenzie’s father did it. His charges were dropped only because Evelyn summoned a ghost to clear his name. She swore never to call a spirit again.
For generations, Mina Zanetti’s family has used the ocean’s power to guide the dead to their final resting place. But as sea levels rise, the ghosts grow more dangerous, and Mina has been shut out of the family business. When her former friend Evelyn performs another summoning that goes horribly wrong, the two girls must uncover who was really behind the drowning summer murders—and navigate their growing attraction—before the line between life and death dissolves for good.
Beautifully written and enticingly witchy, The Drowning Summer is an eerie story perfect for reading under a full moon.
A gorgeously atmospheric contemporary fantasy by the NYT bestselling author of The Devouring Gray duology and All of Us Villains
coming April 19, 2022 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
THE DROWNING SUMMER
coming April 12, 2022 from Titan Books
Mina Zanetti is a fledgling medium, desperate to share in her mother's world and speak with the dead. But Sand Dollar Cove is a grieving town, still recovering from the unsolved murders of three teenagers six years ago, found with sand dollars on their eyes. And Evelyn Mackenzie has felt every day of it, as the town blames her father for the deaths.
When Mina and Evelyn conduct a ritual to speak to the dead they unwittingly become the centre of a deadly triangle - who murdered those teenagers, Mina's family and their hidden past, and the furies of the spirit realm. Mina And Evelyn must learn to rebuild their trust, and unearth all the buried mysteries of Sand Dollar Cove to lay the ghosts of The Drowning Summer to rest.
cover design by Natasha Mackenzie