The vividness of the description of a marine suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with the flashbacks makes your heart ache and tears well up. I read this book on one of the days leading up to ANZAC Day, which is a day similar to Veterans Day in the US and I think that added depth and colour to this very real issue. In this book we have two people of separate journeys both trying to deal with PTSD in their own way. Having seen just what this problem can do to people and the different ways it has of manifesting, I am in awe of Ms Keading’s sensitive handling.
We have Colton, a Marine. Cowboy, loving son and father who finds it near impossible to get past his flashbacks. Then we have Piper who has lost a brother to the cause and whose father has put her in a position of great risk.
This book is about learning to trust again. About learning that the biggest threat isn’t always an external one but the secrets we internalise trying to stop them doing harm.
There is a lot of action going on in this book. The only thing that disappointed me was the death of a secondary character was somewhat glossed over. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series Wolfsbane