And Then Came Summer
One summer morning in 1985, 15-year-old Mia is found dead in the river on the outskirts of a small Swedish town. Shortly thereafter her best friend Tove’s mother packs her car, leaves her husband and takes Tove with her back to Norway. Many years later, Tove tries to remember what happened that summer when everything changed.
And Then Came Summer is a story of young longing and of forbidden desire. Mia is new in town, charismatic and daring, and Tove is instantly drawn to her. They keep returning to the river, to swim and to measure their strengths. Nearby is the house of 20-year old Glenn, with whom Mia falls in love. It’s also where Tove’s mother starts going in the morning, after she and Glenn strike up a secret relationship.
Line Blikstad’s third book is a sensuous, powerful novel about friendship, dark secrets and lifechanging moments.