Guest Post – Eden Summer: By The River by Liz Flanagan


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I am super excited to have been asked to be part of the blog tour for this wonderful book Eden Summer by debut author the lovely Liz Flanagan .

Eden Summer was released on the 7th July published by David Fickling Books and I have heard the most amazing things about this book already!

A huge thank you to Carolyn and David Fickling Books for having me on this wonderful tour.

For my stop on the blog tour I have a wonderful video from the author herself……


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“My  mind  will  not  accept  the  possibility  that  Eden  could  be  dead,  now  or  ever.  Stopped.  The  end.  Nothing.  No.  My  best  friend  is  too  alive.  Too  everything.  She  can’t  just  disappear.  What  happens  to  all  her  Eden-­‐ness?  What  the  hell  happens  to  me,  without  her?”  

It starts like any other day for Jess – get up, draw on eyeliner, cover up tattoos and head to school. But soon it’s clear this is no ordinary day, because Jess’s best friend Eden isn’t at school…she’s gone missing. Jess knows she has to do everything in her power to try to find Eden before the unthinkable happens. So she starts to retrace their steps, looking back over the summer she and Eden have just spent together. She starts to notice new things. She starts to question everything she thought Eden’s summer had been about…A tense and thrilling journey through friendship, loss, betrayal and self discovery.

“A  powerful  exploration  of  the  extraordinary  power  of  friendship,  both  truthful  and  intense.  It’s  that  rare  and  wonderful  thing:  a  thriller  of  the  heart,  written  from  the  heart,  that  hits  home  straight  to  the  heart.”  

 -­‐  Melvin  Burgess,  Carnegie  Medal  winning  author  of  Junk

“Dazzling.  Utterly  gripping.  Writing  so  fresh  every  chapter  leaves  you  gasping  for  air  and  SO  tautly  plotted  it  hurts.  If  you’re  going  to  read  one  book  about  the  true  nature  of  friendship  let  it  be  EDEN  SUMMER.”  

-­‐  Brian  Conaghan,  Carnegie  Medal  shortlisted  author  of    When  Mr  Dog  Bites


By The River

**Just a little Spoiler Alert Warning before clicking on the clip**

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You can buy a copy of Eden Summer here or from your local book shop


About The Author

Liz Flanagan author pic Credit Sarah Mason Photography www.sarahmasonphotography.co.uk

Liz  lives  in  Hebden  Bridge  with  her  husband  and  two  daughters.  She  used  to  be Centre  Director  at  the  Ted  Hughes  Arvon  Centre,  and  previously  worked  in  children’s  book  publishing.  She’s  currently  studying  for  a  PhD  in  Creative  Writing  at  Leeds  Trinity  University.  Eden  Summer  is  inspired  by  Liz’s  own  experiences  of  loss.

You can find out more about Liz on her website www.lizflanagan.co.uk 

Or why not follow her on twitter – @lizziebooks


Blog Tour

Catch up of follow the rest of this fab blog tour at the below stops!  Eden Summer blog tour banner


A huge huge thank you to Liz for for such a videot and to Carolyn at David Fickling Books for organising!

Have you read Eden Summer?  What did you think?  Are you intrigued?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

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