Killer Nashville Book of the Day

“Foxglove Summer” by Ben Aaronovitch / Reviewed by Kate Proffitt

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Ben Aaronovitch  Credit: Sabrina Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch
Credit: Sabrina Aaronovitch

This fast-paced novel is the fifth in Ben Aaronovitch’s popular Peter Grant series and its thrilling plot is just as intriguing. In “Foxglove Summer, wizard apprentice Peter Grant races against supernatural forces and the pressure of his boss to find a cold-blooded killer.

Peter, a young wizard who tends to be in the wrong place at the right time, is sent from his bustling London home to rural Herefordshire to investigate the disappearance of two missing girls. Upon his arrival, he tracks down an estranged and ancient wizard to ensure that supernatural forces are not at work.

Though Grant cannot find substantial proof that’s he’s found the murderer, there is definitely something unusual happening, and it’s clear that the person in charge doesn’t want Peter there at all! Peter, in his usual way, is unable to turn away from an unsolved crime, and decides to stick around to see how this mystery unfolds.

From the noise of London to the picturesque town that is Herefordshire, this novel is as suspenseful as it is charming. Brimming with romance, intrigue, and action, this book is hard to put down. As more unusual circumstances crop up, Peter recognizes that figuring out the connection between these events will lead him to the criminal.

Will Peter be able to combine his supernatural powers and his detective instinct to save these girls? Or will he be too late to stop the killer from striking again? Read “Foxglove Summer” to find out!

Kate Proffitt is a creative writing major, who loves to read and write! Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors is her favorite band, Christina Rossetti is her favorite poet, and she drinks a lot more Diet Coke than she should. She also enjoys travelling and has spent some time in Europe! Kate is currently working on her first unpublished novel!

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