The Believers is really a stand out novel in its writing and characters - it is not the usual formulaic story or writing style.
Heller brings to life a dysfunctional family with questions of religious beliefs, conflicts within the family and various fear and insecurities that we all feel and fear.
The story launches in earnest around the illness of the father, an attorney, who suffers a stroke and the questions begin to burden his family and question their lives.
During the search and revelations there are twists and suprises, and yes there is also some humor in it all.
Very satisfying book.