Shadowed Summer, by Saundra Mitchell is Southern Gothic, with a twist. Iris and her family have come home to the small Louisiana town in the wake of Katrina and its aftermath, and as far as she can tell, there is nothing worth coming home to. Then Elijah appears, a wild spirit, perhaps a ghost? Iris has to find out what happened 14 years ago, to set Elijah free from his earthly presence. The answer reveals a family secret that has festered for 15 years or more. Plenty of atmosphere, and a persistent young sleuth make this a riveting tale.