I have learned a few lessons since Kourt’s death. One, death is not negotiable. Once someone has entered the realm of death, they totally cross over, they are gone. That lesson has been the most difficult for me to accept. For the first time, I was unable to help Kourtney with a problem. There was no phone call I could make – nothing I could do for him. I felt like I had failed him. I was not there to protect him.
On the morning of June 11, 2007, death took on a whole new meaning for Karen Lynne Duffie, a Michigan mother of three. That’s the morning her twenty-two-year-old son, Kourtney, was murdered. In this memoir, Duffie provides a personal look into her day-to-day struggles, thoughts, and activities after her first-born son's death.
Through journal entries, Duffie tells her emotional and heart-wrenching story of loss, grief, and recovery. A raw and captivating narrative, Life Interrupted reveals this mother’s innermost thoughts and feelings. By sharing this memoir, Duffie provides grief support to others facing the murder of a child. The story serves as a beacon of enlightenment, inspiration, and hope for the future.