Veteran journalist Guy Driscoll is up against more than a deadline when sleepy Colson, Kansas, is hit with a shocking wave of murders. All signs point to the handsome young town mortician, Vernon Diest, who has discovered a simple solution to his financial troubles (the mortuary could use some extra corpses), and indeed Diest's first steps in that direction mark a decided improvement in the family business. Soon he and Diest Mortuary are making a killing - figuratively and literally. But Driscoll is not content to let things lie, and the deeper he digs, the further he drives his prey to acts of desperation never before seen in this pleasant small town. As the pace accelerates, it's up to Driscoll not only to catch a killer but to unearth the lethal secret beneath the town's "good-old-fashioned hospitality." In The Moons of Summer, S.K. Epperson ascends to new depths of evil in a truly terrifying tale told in vivid, lyrical prose.
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