This is a wonderful story about the strength of the human spirit and even if life takes you to places you never wanted to go, you'll end up just where you need to be. The characters are wonderfully complex and very human. I loved how there were no easy answers and no quick fixes. The journey that these 3 men took was long and painful and Somerville held nothing back. This is a powerful book but it's very dark and very raw. I expect nothing less than great things from Somerville and she has yet to let me down. This is another exceptional novel from her.