About the book
Ingrid dies in her sleep when she is only a year and a half. When Lina Schollin Ask and her husband check on their daughter she is no longer breathing, but she is still warm. As a pediatrician Lina has practised for situations like these – but she never imagined it would happen to her own child. “We’re sorry. We tried, Ingrid, but we were too late. Sorry.”
They never receive any real explanation as to why Ingrid died so suddenly and their world falls apart. At the same time Lina is heavily pregnant and due to give birth within weeks. How do you mourn a child while preparing for childbirth?
This is the story about the bottomless pit of grief and the glimmers of hope that come with the birth of their second daughter. This is the story about the abyss when a parent’s worst nightmare comes true – but also about allowing yourself to continue living after the worst has happened.