I usually enjoy this author's books,but found the main characters a little unbelievable. The lead female character, Eliza, became quite unlikable as the story progressed, and frankly, annoyed me. The lead male character is written as a strong man with deep convictions, yet he seems to have no reaction when betrayed over and over again by the women he supposedly loves. Eliza's uncle commits a horrific crime in front of the sheriff and apparently is never even arrested. My opinion, pass on this one.