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Summer’s End

  • ISBN 9781039701748 , Paperback
  • 272 Pages | Ages 9 - 12

One terrifying summer can stay with you forever.

It’s the summer before high school and Jacob and his friends are determined to make it a memorable one. This may be the last summer they have together; once school starts, they’ll be going their separate ways: Ichiro’s family is moving to Japan, and while Jacob and the twins, Hayden and Hannah, are staying put, they’ll be going to different high schools.

When they discover an old, abandoned home on a remote island near their community, things suddenly take an unexpected turn. The kids find themselves inexplicably drawn to the house that had once been a sanatorium for children with tuberculosis and learn that it has some haunting secrets to hide.

A nail-biting novel from Canadian horror master Joel A. Sutherland — now with an even creepier new look!


“When it gets to the spooky business, Summer’s End is tense and unnerving in all the best ways.” — Quill & Quire

“The summer adventures that these young characters go on — including a haunted house on an island — make this such a wonderful read.” — Candy Palmater, CBC Books

“Young teens looking for a dish of classic suspense and horror will be well satisfied with Summer’s End . . .” — CM: Review of Canadian Materials ​​​​​​​

“. . . [A] deliciously creepy and suspenseful tale, perfect for young readers making their first foray into horror.” — Tracey Schindler, Canadian Children’s Book News

Rights Sold

French (N. Amer.)

French World excl. N. Amer.

Selling Points

  • A spooky favourite by the award-winning author of Haunted Canada.
  • An age-appropriate introduction to the horror genre.
  • A perfect summer read.