About the Book:
When Mitchell Brannon’s beloved wife of twenty years kisses him goodbye one morning, he has little idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised Jill’s car isn’t in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. “Hey, babe, I’m just now checking out of the hotel, but I’ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you.” Hours later, Jill still hasn’t returned, and Mitch’s irritation turns to dread.
When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill’s best friend, Shelley, to help search. As days turn into weeks and weeks into months, Mitch and Shelley’s friendship grows ever closer––and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth.
None of us like death, but at least with death you know where you stand. In this book Mitch doesn't know where he stands. When his wife disappears the police question him as if he might be the reason for her disappearance, or whether she chose to disappear. As they look into clues Mitch finds he has his moments of doubt--doubt she will be found, doubt about their marriage, doubt about himself. In a non-preachy manner this book looks at what fidelity means in a Christian marriage and at what point the bond of marriage is broken. It is a book about people of faith, about churchgoers who pray, but it is also a book about very real, very human people. I enjoyed this book, which I received through Edelwiess and recommend it. Grade: B+.
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