I actually am a little late posting this review. It was the last book I finished in 2013 but had totally forgotten that I didn't post it to this blog. So a little behind but I finally got it on here. It was great one to wrap up 2013 with. I was pleased with total count of 41 books read for the year. This year I'm really going to try to shoot for that elusive 50 mark. Probably if I would just quit watching all these competition shows on the tv I could go beyond that goal. Maybe 2014 will be the year.
I love a story that grabs me right from the beginning, and this was one of those. The story built with tension right from the beginning even as a bit of background was being laid with the tension filled relationship of Brynne and her firefighter husband. It doesn't let up throughout as fire investigators try to figure out the cause and Brynne's memory lapses interfere with her moving on from that night of the blaze. Garrett and Brynne's relationship is a sweet one as they form a friendship that is first based on shared grief and then quickly becomes stronger. But when revelations start to come forth from the fire they must both dig deep to forgive the person who caused it. I love how the author approached forgiveness in the the context of the story. She really delved into various depths of it and explored against the backdrop of a horrible tragedy. This was a great read and I'm looking forward to the other two books in the series.