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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Griffin Narrator: Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tessa Gray is beginning to fight her way through the death of her child. Outside the gate of her preschool, her only child, Abby, was hit and killed by an unknown driver. The police claim there is little evidence and no witnesses. Abby's death is deemed unsolvable. Tessa, a staircase of emotion, reluctantly agrees to her husband's request that she see a therapist.

Tessa begins to confide in her therapist Celia. Listeners learn Celia is remarried to Alden, a man whose outward demeanor is centered and safe; a man her son Ian despises. In sharp contrast is her ex-husband Harry, an animated, sensitive man who dealt with the loss of his own beloved daughter by drowning his family in alcohol. As Ian descends into depression, Celia, a strong advocate for counseling for everyone but herself, fights Harry to get Ian help.

The investigation stalled, Tessa vows to find out Abby's murderer herself. She becomes obsessed with a list of repeat drunk driving offenders in the area. She's desperate to do anything to keep herself from falling into the grief abyss, and hopes the list will lead to answers about what happened to Abby. As Celia inadvertently brings Tessa closer to finding and accepting the truth about what happened to Abby, Tessa unknowingly brings Celia closer to facing the death of her own daughter. The women's lives converge when the answers one needs turn out to be the other's only chance for peace. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole Bloski | 2/13/2014

    " Heartbreaking and truly touching... I loved this book. The ease in which it was written make this book an enjoyable read. You feel the emotions and are literally spent by the end. Great read and I absolutely recommend this to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/9/2014

    " Though I figured out the ending on my own, about half way through, I still enjoyed the journey on which Griffin led me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/8/2014

    " So well written. I can't recommend it highly enough. Don't be put off by the subject, a mom who is journaling her way through the grief of losing her four-year-old daughter and the mom's therapist's struggles with her own family. Griffin has a gift for writing dialogue captures very different personalities realistically, while seamlessly moving the plot along. One of the best books I have read in a while. Go get this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angie | 2/1/2014

    " It took me a while to settle into the author's style (two narrators)... but in the end, I really think it was clever! I could see the two women's paths changing, merging... and for the last half of the book, I had a very hard time putting it down! "

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About the Author
Author Lynne Griffin

Lynne Griffin, a nationally recognized family life expert, is the author of Life Without Summer and the nonfiction parenting title Negotiation Generation. She is a frequent radio and television guest and has written for national parenting and writing magazines. Griffin teaches at Wheelock College and Grub Street Writers. She lives with her family outside Boston.