This is a great book...very intense and moving. The author does an excellent job of showing/expressing the range of emotions that revolve around such a tragedy. Those left behind are victims too and the author sheds light on the domino effect that can take place...emotionally, physically and mentally. I enjoyed the author's choice of narrator - having the victim narrate the story really opened up the story in my opinion. It adds to the emotional element of the book and increases the connection I felt to the story.