In a tale of suspense that travels from South Central Pennsylvania to Africa to the iconic Woodstock Festival of 1969, Dead of Summer embroils attorney Alexa Williams in the dangerous world of sex trafficking.
With help from friends, family, and her yoga practice, Alexa Williams is finally starting to recover from last autumn’s trauma of finding a dead body and the violence that ensued. The young attorney can’t believe that her summer has begun with the discovery of another body. This time, the dead woman was famous for her worldwide campaign against sex trafficking. The murder hits close to home: the late activist was a friend and mentor to Alexa’s best friend, Melissa.
Searching for answers, Alexa becomes entangled in a web of deception and danger that puts both her heart and her life at risk. By the time she discovers that the key to the present lies in the halcyon days of peace and music, it may be too late.
What do reviewers say?
Amazon review by Tina: Sherry grabs your attention from the first two pages and doesn’t let go. I loved the main character, having gotten to know & love her from Sherry first book, Dead of Autumn.
Who wrote it?
Sherry Knowlton (nee Rothenberger), author of Dead of Autumn and Dead of Summer, was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA, where she developed a lifelong passion for books. She was that kid who would sneak a flashlight to bed at night so she could read beneath the covers. All the local librarians knew her by name.
Sherry spent much of her early career in state government, working primarily with social and human services programs, including services for abused children, rape crisis, domestic violence, and family planning. In the 1990s, she served as the Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The latter part of Sherry’s career has focused on the field of Medicaid managed care. Now retired from executive positions in the health insurance industry, Sherry runs her own health care consulting business.
Sherry has a B.A. in English and psychology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and now lives in the mountains of South Central Pennsylvania, the setting of Dead of Summer.
Where can I get it?
- Literary Ashland with Angela Howe-Decker
- The Ethics of Ad-Blocking