...something inside me broke. It was as if someone had taken a lovely crystal glass and crushed it with one tight squeeze. Shattering it into tiny fragments. My entire body was thousands of slivers of glass that had broken with three simple words, They are gone. In such a brief second all had changed. Violent crimes occur every day. However, they are t supposed to happen to us. Right? So, what do we do w? How do we cope? What questions do we ask? Where do we find the answers? How do we go on? It took many years after the loss of my family to learn how to cope and survive, day to day, minute by minute. I hope that I can offer some help and insight for you as a fellow victim of violent crime. Hopefully this book will help to understand the victims world and help victims to move forward.