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Today I am involved in the book tour for The Last Good Summer by J.J.Green.

J. J. Green is an Irish writer who hails from Donegal and lives in Derry. She’s had a passion for writing fiction from childhood and has honed her creative writing skills throughout her adult life. As a social and environmental activist, she also writes non-fiction in the form of political essays that mainly focus on economic and environmental injustice. The Last Good Summer is her debut novel.

About the book:
In the summer of 1986, Belle McGee is thirteen. The arrival of Fionn Power at her family home sets in motion a tragic chain of events. Now a forty-something investigative journalist living in Dublin, Belle returns home one night to find Fionn standing in the hallway before inexplicably vanishing. Unsettled, Belle immediately phones her sister, who tells her that Fionn was found dead that very morning. In her journey to find answers, Belle exposes corruption and scandal and is forced to stop running from the shameful truth of 1986.


The Last Good Summer is a great debut novel by J.J.Green. Set in a dual timeline of the past (summer 1986) and the present, The Last Good Summer flows between both timelines perfectly. The Last Good Summer is a suspenseful crime/mystery rather than a thriller. I've not read a book that features an environmental scandal before which I found interesting. The murder side of the story I found was missing something and it wasn't as gripping as I'd hoped. The past timeline was interesting to find out more on why the character Fionn and the main character Belle's family were trying to hide him etc.

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