No small town’s secrets can stay buried for long. Moncrieff digs into the treachery of memory and the power of female friendships...
"Moncrieff’s new book is rich in narrative and empathy [...] This is an exceptional story that really trends a fine line balance between two worlds of small town life and action paced thriller that is really a hard thing to balance but she does this as a pro." - Literary License Podcast Dragonfly Summer is a gripping thriller that asks: What happens when the past comes back to haunt you? Jo Carter never thought she'd return to Clear Springs, Minnesota. But when the former journalist receives a cryptic note about the disappearance of her friend Sam twenty years before, she's compelled to find out what really happened. During her investigation, she learns another high school friend has died in a mysterious accident. Nothing is as it seems, and Jo must probe Clear Springs' darkest corners and her own painful and unreliable memories to discover the truth - and save herself from the killer who could still be on the hunt. Deliciously twisty and suspenseful from the first minute to the last, Dragonfly Summer proves that no small town’s secrets can stay buried for good.
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J.H. Moncrieff's City of Ghosts won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for best Horror/Suspense. Reviewers have described her work as early Gillian Flynn with a little Ray Bradbury and Stephen King thrown in for good measure.
"Moncrieff’s new book is rich in narrative and empathy [...] This is an exceptional story that really trends a fine line balance between two worlds of small town life and action paced thriller that is really a hard thing to balance but she does this as a pro."
– Literary License Podcast
“A fast-paced thriller, with exciting characters, and possible clues around almost everyone and everything. The complex tale was woven through events past and present, with a possible supernatural bend to it."
“Fans of Moncrieff will know exactly what they’re in for – a solid, strong female lead, a mystery-wrapped-in-a-riddle and electrifying sequences that are tailor-made for the big screen.”
– Steve Stred, author of The Window in the Ground
“This is a very strong, well-told thriller that very quickly hooks us into the mystery and also Jo’s battle to solve it […] Dragonfly Summer is a well plotted thriller that doesn’t spoon-feed the reader on the plot. Full of interesting characters, an unusual approach in looking to the past for answers and a subtle hint of the supernatural too it is a great surprising frosty autumn read to help chill your blood just that little bit more. Highly recommended!”