Life has been bumpy lately for the Reinitz family. Mourning the loss of her beloved mother, Chaya Reinitz takes her elderly father into her home. But Sabba Chaim can't abide the presence of Tzvika, the 12 year old boy the Reinitzes are fostering. What deeply buried incident in the past will finally be brought to light as Chaya reads her father's wartime journals? How will she balance her responsibilities and feelings towards her father, her own family, and Tzvika? Maelstrom is an engrossing, emotional read, sure to stay with you long after you've turned the last page.