The Summer Children

The Summer Children

This FBI agent has come to expect almost anything—just not this…

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe.

His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter—a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

One by one, more children arrive at Mercedes’s door with the same horror story. Each one a traumatized survivor of an abusive home. Each one chafing at Mercedes’s own scars from the past. And each one taking its toll on her life and career.

Now, as the investigation draws her deeper into the dark, Mercedes is beginning to fear that if this case doesn’t destroy her, her memories might.

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About Dot Hutchison

Dot Hutchison is the author of A Wounded Name, a young adult novel based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the adult thriller The Butterfly Garden. With past experience working at a Boy Scout camp, a craft store, a bookstore, and the Renaissance Faire (as a human combat chess piece), Hutchison prides herself on remaining delightfully in tune with her inner young adult. She loves thunderstorms, mytholog


    The Summer Children Reviews

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    F.B.I Agent Mercedes Ramirez arrived at her home and finds a child on her front doorstep, covered in blood, holding a teddy bear. He tells her that an angel brought him to her, so that she can keep hi...

  • Mackey

    The Summer Children is the third in The Collector’s Series by Hutchison, the most popular, of course, being the first one: The Butterfly Garden. This is one of those rare books for me that crossed ...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    #1 The Butterfly Garden ★★★★★#2 Roses of May ★★★★☆#3 The Summer Children ★★★★★I have positively adored this entire trilogy so much, and this was the perfect conclusion, e...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was scared of the dark. Which was silly, even she knew that. There was nothing in the dark to hurt you that wasn't also in the light. You just co...

  • Jane

    Well now, The Summer Children was a really happy surprise for me! I'm one of those huge fans of The Butterfly Garden who felt a bit let down by Roses of May, so I went into this book hoping for the be...

  • Jess??

    The summer children by Dot Hutchison is the third in the collector series and it is for me probably the best one with the butterfly garden coming second the rose of may last.It's kind of haunting and ...

  • Marialyce

    3.5 hard to read starsCan there be a harder job than having to be and FBI agent whose unit is in charge of crimes against children, especially involving sexual crimes? This must be an absolutely heart...

  • Dennis

    The Summer Children is the final arc of Dot Hutchison's The Collector Trilogy, tying up odds and ends for police team Ramirez and Eddison (I love calling police officers by their last name, sorry La...

  • Fiona

    This series remains one of my favourites, but The Summer Children now holds the title as my favourite entry.As before, we're following our team of agents - now including Sterling from Roses of May, ya...

  • Rachel

    Well. All I have to say about Dot Hutchison's Collector series is: nothing gold can stay. Dark, twisted, and gripping, I thought The Butterfly Garden was altogether pretty brilliant. But Hutchison's f...