Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. – Goodreads.com
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This novel is incredibly well researched and insightful. The prose is simple, straightforward and powerful and the relationships and characters draw you in to the point where you feel what they feel.
It covers a lot of difficult topics such as child abuse, sexual assault, kidnapping, and a myriad of other traumas. Kemmerer writes with great empathy and compassion. No person in this story is perfect but they are very human and very real.
A difficult, confronting but fulfilling and enjoyable read.
An unchallenged five stars.