I sat down to read this book a few times before really getting into it. I felt that the introduction of characters was very fast, and I was not sure who each of the people working for the NINA and Dark Shadow departments were. I would have liked to see more character development before more characters were introduced. I appreciated the author addressing such weighty issues as human trafficking with discretion and without too much detail. There seemed to be mixed messages in the story line between Annie and Dutch - I understand wanting to stay in a marriage and make it work despite differences, but I think the issue of staying in an abusive relationship/marriage was not addressed as it should have been. I had a hard time staying focused while reading the book, it didn't keep my attention as I hoped it would, but all in all, it was a nice love story woven into a suspenseful story line.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.