Alexandra Schneider grew up with a mom who adored her, understood her, and was her best friend. But when she was eight, her parents divorced and then remarried, bringing new parental figures, siblings, and eventually mental illness into her life.
At sixteen, Alex lived through the worst nightmare any of us can imagine: her mother was murdered by her stepfather. Spared and delivered to safety, Alex was left with survivors’ guilt, vast grief, and the crippling effects of trauma.
This harrowing story of survival examines the impact of trauma, the mistakes we can make when grief isolates us from those we love, and the transformative power of love to heal.