Dead of Summer: An Alexa Williams Novel
Sherry Knowlton, 2015, 2018, Milford House Press
ISBN 9781620065938 $19.95 268 pages, Soft Cover (Consignment)
In a tale of suspense that travels from Southcentral Pennsylvania to Africa to the iconic Woodstock Festival of 1969, Dead of Summer embroils Alexa Williams in the dangerous world of sex trafficking.
Alexa is finally recovering from last autumn’s trauma of finding a dead body. So, if horrifies the young attorney that her summer begins with the discovery of yet another body. Famous for her worldwide campaign against sex trafficking, the victim was a mentor to Alexa’s best friend.
While the town morns, a client asks for help locating a missing foster child, and Alexa learns that serval local girls have disappeared. Drawn to the plight of missing and exploited children, Alexa connects with a community of child activists. A philanthropist wants her to join his foster care empire. A sexy social worker and a hip professor want a more personal connection, but Alexa’s drawn to the lead detective in the murder investigation.
Searching for answers, Alexa becomes entangled in a web of deception and danger that puts bot her heart and her life at risk. When she finally learns that the key to the present lies in the halcyon days of peace and music, it may be too late.