Brent and Diana Sommerville married just weeks before the
war, and what should have been a happy reunion is marred by five weeks that
Diana can’t tell him about. Flowing forwards and back in time this story
follows Brent and Diana from the first sparks of romance, their marriage, their
time apart, and the present, through trenches and churches.
Slow to start, this book builds gradually, as it dissects a
marriage and the pieces slowly come together about who is the one dogging their
every move. Remarkably well researched, with great attention to detail, this
book does a great job of bringing that part of the war to light, highlighting
the heroes who gave more than anyone will ever know.
The first half of the book sets up the second half well, and
it all builds into a climactic suspense filled ending. Realistic characters
give gravity to the situation, and I liked how it draws attention to the
realities that many returned to after the war. It was a slow burn for me, I’m
glad I kept pushing till the end.