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Summary

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.

©2018 Dot Hutchison (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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a perfect finally to the 3

the tree books fit together perfectly and are a great read by themselves.
The author guilds and helps u along the way as you listen to the unbelievable stories which unfold.

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  • Kamz
  • 31-05-18

Loved it but....

Loved it. Great end to a wonderful trilogy. My only drawbacks were: 1- We have become used to 2 narrators per book. It would have been wonderful to continue the trend. 2- For those non-spanish speaking persons like myself, it would have been nice to take us into consideration. For me, the interjections of Spanish in this book was annoying and frustrating. I wonder why Spanish wasn't used in the first 2 books?

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  • Martine Castillo
  • 31-05-18

Great story, disappointing narration

Overall, I thought the story was great. I've loved the characters since The Butterfly Garden and love how strong and resilient Mercedes is in this book. With that being said, the narration was pretty disappointing. I though Siri Scott did much better in Roses of May, but maybe that's because she didn't preform the entire book. I thought she was too "over the top" with some of the things and she made the characters in this book sound like they were missing brains in their heads. I think it would have been a more enjoyable listening experience if someone else narrated the book.

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  • 17-06-18

Wonderful Series

This book summed up the trilogy very well. It was so nice to find some happy endings among such tragedy to children. It showed that healing is possible. I would highly recommend this series.

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  • ilse
  • 17-06-18

Story was good, but narrator a bit incoherent.

This was a great series although I found the narrator pausing on wrong moments or infecting the wrong words. It all made it feel incoherently told.

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  • Mache Duhart
  • 15-06-18

Loved It!

Hopefully there will be more. I've enjoyed each book in the series. Missing the characters already.

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  • Jinxy
  • 14-06-18

simply stunning!

there are not enough positive things that can be said about this book and this author! she's brilliant! her books are worth EVERY penny!!

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  • Toni E
  • 12-06-18

Tough subject written very well

Anything to do with children being abused is hard to read or listen to. However this book tells a wonderful story and continues with characters from her previous two books.

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  • jackie
  • 11-06-18

The Summer Children

I loved all three books in this series!! I hope Dot Hutchison writes a 4th and 5th! I want more!

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  • Hillary
  • 08-06-18

Poor dialogue and character development

It appears that the author has moved away from telling stories from the perspective of the victims, like in the previous two books, and has tried to write from the stance of FBI agents. At best, the quality of the character development is what someone who has not researched or met any FBI agents personally. The dialogue is cheesy and unrealistic. I loved the Butterfly Garden, liked Roses of May, and considered quitting the Summer Children.

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  • LaVerne Jones
  • 04-06-18

Not at all what I was expecting

Though not what I was expecting it's still a decent book. The problem is that the story didnt need to be connected to the Butterfly Garden at all. I really thought this somehow it would tie into the original crime of the series but aside from some of the characters the story had nothing to do with the series. Perhaps a spinoff "Agent Ramirez" series would have been a better name for it. I dont know, I'm slightly disappointed in that aspect but i still enjoyed the story, style, and performance.