Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: 7/28/2015
A moving and evocative exploration of grief and guilt in the wake of one family's devastating loss
When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan—with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.
The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier's brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.
Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail's search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping—and seeking hope in the impossible.
This story had everything you could ask for in a book, intrigue, suspense, action, love and everything in between. I think what first drew me to it was the fact that it deals with military, or Army specifically and you know that as a former Air Force Wife I love anything to do with that.
Abigail is a former journalist who decided to leave her career when one of the targets she talked about in an investigative report, meets his demise. Obviously she feels guilty and swears that she will never write again. That is until she receives some classified documents about the death of a soldier and how it is being looked at as suspicious.
Much as she does not want to go back into the field, she can't help but feel pulled in, especially when realizing that her own father, a retired Army general seems to be have played a part in the story.
That is the moment when the story really took off for me. Like I said above, there is a tad bit of everything to keep you hooked. I wanted to know just as much as Abigail did, what was going on, what happened, why her father's name was involved and what were the answers to so many questions.
Loved every minute of this book and definitely recommend it.