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
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.