People We Were Before by Thorpe Annabelle
If war is madness how can love survive? Yugoslavia summer 1979. A new village. A new life. But eight-year-old Miro knows the real reason why his family moved from the inland city of Knin to the sunkissed village of Ljeta on the Dalmatian Coast a tragedy he tries desperately to forget. The Ljeta years are happy ones though and when he marries his childhood sweetheart and they have a baby daughter it seems as though life is perfect. However storm clouds are gathering above Yugoslavia. War breaks out and one split-second decision destroys the life Miro has managed to build. Driven by anger and grief he flees to Dubrovnik plunging himself into the hard-bitten world of international war reporters. There begins a journey that will take him ever deeper into danger: from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo to the worst atrocities of war-torn Bosnia Miro realises that even if he survives there can be no way back to his earlier life. The war will change him and everyone he loves forever.