The Last Summer Of The Camperdowns

The Last Summer Of The Camperdowns

Book - 2013
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"The Last Summer of the Camperdowns introduces Riddle James Camperdown, the twelve-year-old daughter of the idealistic Camp and his manicured, razor-sharp wife, Greer. It's 1972, and Riddle's father is running for office from the family compound in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp's desire to toughen her up and Greer's demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentric parents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusion and fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of her silence multiply. Another mysterious and powerful family, the Devlins, slowly emerges as the keepers of astonishing secrets that could shatter the Camperdowns. As an old love triangle, bitter war wounds, and the struggle for status spiral out of control, Riddle can only watch, hoping for the courage to reveal the truth. The Last Summer of the Camperdowns is poised to become the summer's uproarious and dramatic must-read."--W.W. Norton & Co.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publ., c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780871403407
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 25 cm.


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Oct 07, 2015

Intelligently written, witty and funny. Loved the story and colour of characters. Very good read.

Sep 01, 2014

Elizabeth kelly writes the kind of dialogue you wish you had thought of when someone insults you.....and you think of a good one liner the day later.
I liked this book better than her first novel, and if the trend continues, I will like her next one even better than this.

gracindaisy Feb 23, 2014

An old secret causes a present-day murder on Cape Cod. Life among the wealthy, horsey set. Suspenseful page turner; didn’t want it to end! Great dialogue!

lmj57 Dec 04, 2013

An intriguing story of tragic consequences of secrets kept too long - peppered with witty banter and clever repartees. A brilliant balance of danger and levity - a unique combination.

LaughingOne Nov 16, 2013

I could not force myself to read this novel. The description said the family was eccentric; I found them nasty to each other and their so-called friends. I couldn't even identify with the 12-year-old protagonist. It was not worth my time and effort.

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