I really enjoyed reading this story. It grabbed at my heartstrings from the first page and didn't let go. It was the kind of book that was hard for me to put down and get other things done (like go to work!) because I just kept thinking about it. The characters (the "good guys" of course) are drawn as people you would want to have in your life, and insert a dog into the storyline, and yup, I'm hooked. Great book!