"masterful work of psychological suspense"
After her six month baby dies from SIDS, Luce Schaffer
leaves Northern California and travels to New York where
she takes a job as an investment banker. She makes no
friends and her co-workers know nothing about the husband
back home, the father who visited her only once in three
years, or the mother confined to a mental institution. One
day while she is brokering the biggest deal of her career
she is summoned home by her older sister Jane who informs
her that their father died.
When Luce arrives at her father's home, the police informs
her that her father, beloved by all, was the victim of a
homicide. Everyone in the family is understandably shocked
because Eric was so cherished and didn't have any enemy in
the world. The longer Luce stays in California, the more
family skeletons are revealed, bringing the police one step
closer to solving this and other related killings.
SUMMER TIME is a masterful work of psychological suspense
as well as a heart wrenching drama about a family who has
known much tragedy, especially he protagonist who feels
guilty that she left her beloved father when she couldn't
come to terms with her own grief. Liz Rigbey knows how to
write a compelling story with an ending that is both
unexpected and shocking.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 18, 2003