Goodreads Monday – The Summer Children by Dot Hutchinson

Welcome back to Goodreads Monday! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.

This week’s featured book is The Summer Children (The Collector #3) by Dot Hutchinson. This is book three in thriller/horror The Collector series and has an impressive 4.28 rating on Goodreads!

This FBI agent has come to expect almost anything—just not this…

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe.

His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter—a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

One by one, more children arrive at Mercedes’s door with the same horror story. Each one a traumatized survivor of an abusive home. Each one chafing at Mercedes’s own scars from the past. And each one taking its toll on her life and career. Now, as the investigation draws her deeper into the dark, Mercedes is beginning to fear that if this case doesn’t destroy her, her memories might.

Why do I want to read it?

I still haven’t read book two in this series and I read the first book (The Butterfly Garden) so long ago that I’ll probably have to re-read it, but I was so blown away by that book that I immediately knew I needed to read the rest of the series. It’s a little outside of my comfort zone although I’m much better dealing with serial killers and gore than I am dealing with ghost/demonic things 😂 The synopsis gives me chills and I already know I’m going to be freaked out but I’m also looking forward to it LOL

Have you read The Summer Children or is it on your TBR?

6 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – The Summer Children by Dot Hutchinson

    1. Yeah, I definitely go too long between books in series a lot of the time. And then I keep putting off reading the sequel until forever because I never get around to re-reading the first (few) books 😂 But I remember this series being a fast paced horror/thriller so hopefully I won’t delay too long 😉

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