Speaking of Summer - Kalisha Buckhanon
“Even shadows are promising when someone you love is lost. Every face and body shaped the same, even a little bit, grabs your attention and hope. Then the lack of recognition, just a glimpse of familiarity, is a defeat you didn’t ask for.”
Autumn’s sister, Summer, is missing. Autumn has searched everywhere, exhausting all leads… months and months have gone by and nothing. The news stations are not interested, the police seem to have buried the case under hundreds of others… it’s business as usual for everyone around her. But Autumn can’t move on. She is consumed with uncertainty and grief and she refuses to accept that her twin sister, who has been by her side for her entire life, is not coming back. Her desire to find out the truth behind her sister’s disappearance becomes an all consuming obsession and suddenly the tone of the story shifts from a thriller perspective to a psychological examination of a woman unraveling.
This book is a powerful call out on the lack of coverage women of color receive from communities when they are victims of foul play. It’s a story about trauma, believability, mental illness and about the many ways that the mind processes and protects itself against the unthinkable. If you are looking for a fast paced thriller, this is not the book for you. But, if you are looking for a story that slowly peels back the layers of the mind in search of the truth, then I highly recommend you give this one a try. Many thanks to Counterpoint Press for sending me this stunning book in exchange for my honest review. Speaking of Summer is in book stores everywhere today