Length: 288 Pages
Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS
Release date: May 21, 2020
Synopsis: When fifteen year old Rocky Zukas meets a mysterious dark-haired girl named November, his world is forever changed. The young couple falls under the spell of summer love, but not everyone approves. November’s brother, Gabriel, is the keeper of the family’s secret, and big brother is always watching, growing more sinister as his bloodlust gets the best of him. Directing his attention to Rocky’s family, Gabriel aims to make sure little sister knows who is in charge.
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review
The latest release from Glenn Rolfe, Until Summer Comes Around, was a blast to read and I loved the ride. I’ve been reading Glenn’s work for years, and dig what he’s doing. His characters are filled with heart. I always get pulled into their world, rooting for them all the way until the end. Glenn Rolfe can take a horror theme I’m not a fan of and make me love the story. I’m not big on werewolves or vampires, but I loved his werewolf story, Blood and Rain. Here, in Until Summer Comes Around, I loved the twist he put on vampires.
I love the call backs to a song or music group that fit the time and place of his stories. It’s part of his style I know I’ll find when I pick up one of his books. Until Summer Comes Around has plenty of blood and guts, suspense and mystery. Glenn Rolfe also does a fantastic job with coming of age stories. His ability to capture that specific, and sometimes torturous, age is spot on. Rocky is at that age of everything awkward. When he meets November his summer and upcoming sixteenth birthday show promise. I’m confident you’ll love this story as much as I did. Their summer adventure was just what I needed to get my mind off the pandemic.
Glenn Rolfe, Biography-
Glenn Rolfe is an author from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, and many others. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.
He is a Splatterpunk Award nominee and the author of The Window, Becoming, Blood and Rain, The Haunted Halls, Chasing Ghosts, Abram’s Bridge, Things We Fear, Boom Town, and the collections, Slush and Land of Bones.
Look for his next novel, Until Summer Comes Around, coming from Flame Tree Press in 2020.
He is hard at work on many more. Stay tuned!