The Flies of August

The Flies of August

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by P. J. Lee
     
 

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"The default setting for teenagers is liar. They lie like they French kiss�to see how it feels in the mouth." - the judgment of Detective Donna Bradley, who has a clear eye, a skeptical soul and a chink in her emotional armor that she will learn about the hard way.

When a prominent insurance executive is gutted with a garden tool amid his rhododendrons, a…  See more details below

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"The default setting for teenagers is liar. They lie like they French kiss�to see how it feels in the mouth." - the judgment of Detective Donna Bradley, who has a clear eye, a skeptical soul and a chink in her emotional armor that she will learn about the hard way.

When a prominent insurance executive is gutted with a garden tool amid his rhododendrons, a quiet Connecticut town bursts into the public eye. Rookie detective Donna Bradley, snubbed from the high-profile case, is saddled with an unrelated search for a teenage runaway. The girl�s parents�a beaten-down father mired in debt and an ailing mother�are mysteriously evasive. A reclusive Englishman seems to have an unhealthy interest in the girl.

As the town�s startling secrets are uncovered, Donna�s search for a killer becomes a search for herself, as her own weaknesses are exposed by the pressures of the investigation.

�The Flies of August� unfolds through one hot, harrowing summer as the American recession drives rich and poor alike to desperate measures.



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"Lee's prose is elegant and evocative throughout...The pacing is swift and sure, with plot twists that keep readers' interest without sacrificing credibility, and the momentum builds inexorably to an exciting, emotionally satisfying conclusion." - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016263533
Publisher:
Saltwater Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/04/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
254 KB

Meet the Author

P. J. Lee is a former journalist and screenwriter. He is also the author of "On The Wild Coast", a novel set in South Africa, where he grew up.

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