I finally finished the book by her that I started last summer - her first novel Run River. No wonder I had trouble finishing it. A 26-year-old dies in it. Her sister-in-law burns her journals, because she doesn't want her husband, the brother, to 'see the pattern.' He blames himself for not keeping her safe. He eventually kills himself after he murders somebody, and as his wife holds his body, she tells him her memories of him.
"She hoped that although he could not hear her she could somehow imprint her ordinary love upon his memory through all eternity, hoped he would rise thinking of her, we were each other, we were each other, not that it mattered much in the long run but what else mattered as much."