CHARGE (What was the author trying to say?): To explore whether broken relationships can be restored.
FACTS: This book is written from the viewpoint of several different characters. That seems popular right now, but I find it annoying. Choices have long-reaching consequences. Sometimes those choices splinter relationships. What are we willing to risk for our children – or in what ways are we willing to expose our children to risk? “Ah the tales within a family that are never told.” Do we really even want to hear them? What secrets lurk in a family? What really makes a family? This is an interesting look and loss and reunion, though it was a little too predictable.
VERDICT (Was the author successful?): Guilty, as charged.