Lynne Griffin hooks her readers on page one of LIFE WITHOUT
SUMMER, drawing them into the powerful point of view of Tessa Gray,
just days after she has experienced every parent’s worst
nightmare: the death of her four-year-old daughter, Abby, in a
hit-and-run accident outside the little girl’s preschool.
When we first meet Tessa, she’s a wreck, turning away from
her differently grieving husband, rejecting the well-meaning
advances of family and friends.
At last, Tessa is convinced by her husband to start seeing a
therapist, Celia Reed. Celia is the one who a