From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes Kristin Hannah's provocative and timely portrait of hope, honour, loss, forgiveness - and the elusive nature of love.
An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war.
From a distance, Michael and Jolen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers and children they adore. But after twelve blissful years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce.
Then an unexpected deployment tears their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, caring for the children and waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family.
By reversing traditional expectations, Hannah calls attention to the modern female soldier and offers a compassionate, poignant look at the impact of war on family
A wrenching depiction of war’s aftermath
An unusual premise, with mum going to war as an army reserve whilst dad has to stay home and keep things together. Interesting characters and the very real depiction of ‘life must go on’ as tragedy strikes and everyone comes to terms with what’s going on. Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read