Book with a couple of surprises. Namely, the blurb on the back of the book indicates a plot about a dysfunctional marriage, a sort of sad drama. It turns out to be both a Christian book and a mystery about a kidnapping. So, that’s odd. Also it takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis and it seems like the author might be about to do some kind of metaphorical thing about how a family in crisis can feel like the whole world is in crisis, but he never actually does, so I’m not sure what that was all about. Still, it’s pretty well written; crisp, clean prose and the Christianity is never that preachy. And it’s a super-fast read. Still, distinctly average. Recommended against. ** stars.
tl;dr – kidnapping threatens family; PG rated Christian novel is quick and brisk, but ultimately empty.