The Last Good Summer by J.J. Green

I'm on tour with Rachel's Random Resources with The Last Good Summer.

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.


What a debut novel! This is a dual timeline book between the present and 1986 in Ireland. The main character Belle McGee, is an investigative reporter who is determined to find out why a family friend was murdered. 1986 Belle is a child on summer break when the family friend comes to stay with them. I loved the contrast between Belle at different ages. Following Belle’s investigation into a potential environmental issue was very interesting. This is a thrilling book that will keep you reading late into the night.

About the Author:

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.


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