Bad Summer People - Emma Rosenblum

Bad Summer People

By Emma Rosenblum

  • Release Date: 2023-05-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 438 Ratings


NATIONAL BESTSELLER * Emma Rosenblum's Bad Summer People is a whip-smart, propulsive debut about infidelity, backstabbing, and murderous intrigue, set against an exclusive summer haven on Fire Island.

"This roiling beach community satire serves up wicked, clever fun that is White Lotus sharp." —Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and Sex and Vanity

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER 2023: Bustle, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Bloomberg, Vogue, and more!

None of them would claim to be a particularly good person. But who among them is actually capable of murder?

Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer. They hold sway on the beach and the tennis court, and are adept at manipulating people to get what they want. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together on the island since childhood, despite lifelong grudges and numerous secrets. Their one single friend, Rachel Woolf, is looking to meet her match, whether he’s the tennis pro—or someone else’s husband. But even with plenty to gossip about, this season starts out as quietly as any other.

Until a body is discovered, face down, off the side of the boardwalk.

Stylish, subversive, and darkly comedic, this is a story of what's lurking under the surface of picture-perfect lives in a place where everyone has something to hide.


  • Awful

    By mag830
    I am someone who never quits a book, but this one is beyond terrible. Halfway through, no mention of the murder, and it keeps getting more boring. Definite pass!
  • Bad, bad, bad summer people

    By melalby
    Awful, trashy and stupid.
  • Beach Read

    By McAllcorn
    I liked it.
  • Good Summer Read

    By hkpmamma
    A bunch of wealthy people with too much time on their hands. Fake friends, gossiping adults and a bunch of mischievous behavior. Kept me interested. Give it a try.
  • It grabbed me!

    By hpaiges
    Read this in 2 days. Real sense of people and a clever mind behind this story. Enjoy!