I’ve been reading more stories about grief recently, so when I saw this book, I was intrigued. The author is on vacation in Sri Lanka with her husband, two sons and her parents when an unimaginable thing happens. In just a few pages she has lost the five people she cared about most in a tsunami that came through unexpectedly and nearly ended her life, too. Her grief turns to suicidal thoughts and her family comes to her rescue, but they don’t understand what she is going through, and neither does she. She dabbles in substance abuse and begins harassing the new family that moved into her parents’ home, calling them at 2 a.m. and making ghost noises. She is haunted and haunting as she describes a grief that most people hide deep below the surface. It is a powerful story of such a tragic experience and the trauma that survivors face. Sadly, there is no happy ending to this story, just that she finally learns to live, grief and all. Keep your tissues close when you read this book.