a wholly likable protagonist

Summers crafts a charming, lightly scary middle grade ghost story with an enticing mystery at its center and an engaging modern twist. Twelve-year-old Simon’s voice is authentic, approachable, and infused with relatable humor as well as moments of reflection on loss. Summers skillfully reveals information without relying on exposition, and dialogue is well crafted and…

Kirkus – on Hell’s Heart

…In Summers’ style of Florida noir, action drives both plot and character. The economical but potent prose is as sharp as Sabal palm leaves, as insistent as Florida heat, and as twisty as a live oak’s branches….Summers has the recipe right….A fast-paced collision of small-town violence and delayed justice.