I had never heard of Joe Zito before reading this book. In The Dead Of Summer is a solid read.
In August 1977, Ben and his little sister Emily kill their father. Their father became a drunk abuser after their mother passed away a few years prior. Ben and Emily are on the run from the authorities. They cross paths with a guy at a diner. He has an unusual ability. Ben also has an unusual ability. That's when the past is peeled back, exposing the true identity of the stranger. The ending is good, too.
I connected with the characters. The storyline is smooth. The dialogue is good. Overall, In The Dead Of Summer is good.
I recommend it!
4/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐