Dave and Judy Edgars have been happily married for the past ten years but since Dave got shot while on duty with the SWAT team he joined, Judy has been on edge and worries every time he leaves the house.
Being completely oblivious to her fears, Dave does not understand the torment he causes her until the night Judy is held hostage by a gunman in the OR where she is an attending nurse. Being on the other side, watching the one he loves being the line of fire, Dave does everything he can to prevent his wife from leaving him…permanently.
Calling on all his family, can Dave and the Edgars clan stop the gunman before it is too late?
This is a great short novella that sees Dave and Judy through the rough patch they are going through and helps Dave to appreciate the pain his wife feels every time he leaves the house.
Not having had much interaction with the eldest of the Edgars brothers and his family, it was nice to have this glimpse into their lives and the support they got from all their siblings, including the ‘adopted’ Marshal Castello. The despair felt by Dave as he is watching his wife is heartbreaking and I am not ashamed to say that I shed a tear when she made him leave.
This was a very emotional story. From the prologue to the end, I was gripped by the anguish of all the characters involved. It was hard to determine who the ‘bad guy’ was, although I think most of you will agree that it wasn’t the gunman. He had his issues and reasons, admittedly he went about it the wrong way but sympathy is still there, which is reflected in Judy’s actions.
This story leads nicely onto the next book – Vanished.