Cynthia Ruchti is a master at crafting characters you feel like you know. It seems like Josiah and Karin become your personal friends as you see their story unravel ... as well as their marriage. Josiah knows all the right words - he's helped others with marriage struggles - but when he sees his own marriage falling apart, he has no idea how to fix it. The story becomes even more interesting when Karin's life is in danger. The path back to healing is a long one with many lessons for the reader. It is not preachy, but tells a story that many will be able to relate to. Ruchti keeps the reader interested and turning pages goes way too quickly as you near the end.....you don't want the friendship with Josiah and Karin to end.