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ISBN: 9781608448234
224 pages

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About the Book

Press Release

2010 – New Thriller Pits Sheriff Against Cold-Blooded Killer in Blue Ridge Mountains

Women of Summer

is released by author I.B. Wells

Georgia and Bentley fall in love in the spring of 1908 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Neither has an inkling of how their relationship, tinged with betrayal, will ripple through lives for generations. Some say that God sculpted the magnificent mountain summits that make up the Blue Ridge Mountains, but if that’s the case, how can He turn His back when young women begin to disappear and a serial killer runs rampant?

Women of Summer follows the spellbinding story of a courageous sheriff determined to solve these senseless crimes, set against the backdrop of the blue-misted mountains. The killer, driven by a deviant motive only he can understand, leaves behind a grotesque scene each time he murders an innocent girl. The tension in town mounts with each killing, forcing the sheriff to his physical and psychological limits before the killer strikes again. This thriller combines nail-biting suspense with a tragic love story before the book’s heart-racing conclusion.

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Women of Summer
I.B. Wells
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-823-4
224 pages

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“I know I am but summer to your heart and not the full four seasons of the year.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

It is spring 1908 as the pale hue faithfully reappears in the Blue Ridge Mountains; but it could be any point in time, any place. Georgia, a Germanic beauty, is in love with handsome and dashing Bentley. Caught in the madness, illusion and glory of first love, neither understands that the cosmic fate of that love will usher extraordinary events into their lives. Later friends and acquaintances are dismayed to learn the truth about their love affair that will affect several generations. How can this be?

As the lovers move toward their destiny, the town faces a dark threat, one with deadly consequences. Soon the citizens lose faith in Sheriff John Woodward, a good and decent man, who faces the greatest challenge of his career, one with life and death teetering in the balance. When the sheriff and a mysterious suspect collide in an inexplicably violent confrontation, it is believed that the menacing and deadly threat is over. Yet fate does not follow a precise form, and resolution of the crisis is denied. The town remains edgy until finally John’s dogged persistence leads him to a critical discovery.

This book is more than a love story. It examines dual evils, both involving men and women. It is also a page-turning thriller with moral and religious overtones: Why does God not intervene in our lives? Why doesn’t he protect women of summer and others? We are told there is still reason to hope, still reason to pray.