The Summer We Lost Her  

The Summer We Lost Her
Harper Perennial | June 4, 2019 | 368 pages

How much pressure can a marriage take? Elise Sorenson has been striving for the Olympics for as long as she can remember. The months of intense training and competition in the world of horse shows take her away, far too often, from her husband, Matt, and their eight-year-old daughter, Gracie. Matt, a lawyer still vying to make partner at fifty, has made huge sacrifices in his career to be Gracie’s primary caregiver. This was the deal Elise and Matt struck, but it’s no longer working. With their finances and their relationship strained to the point of snapping, they’re forced to sell the lakeside cabin that has been in Matt’s family for generations to pay for yet another year of dressage and school fees as well as the physiotherapy Gracie needs for her disability. When the Sorensons arrive in Lake Placid to prepare the cabin for sale, Matt is taken aback by the frosty reception he receives from locals who’ve always revered his family. What could have possibly changed? But all the couple’s worldly problems suddenly fade when the unthinkable happens to their daughter. In the panic and confusion that follow, the fault lines in Elise and Matt’s marriage crack wide open, allowing long-held resentments and blame to come bursting to the surface.

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ISBN: 9781443410861