Lydia’s whole life had been lived behind the lens of Syria, until the day she met Thomas Miller, who for good or bad introduced her to everything else.
Lydia our protagonist didn’t think she would be attending the funeral of her fiancé Thomas Miller a marine that was taken away from her because of war. What else did the war cost? Miller is now being charged with the murder of two other marines. Lydia with the help of Marcus a journalist who is a former marine himself is seeking the truth of what really happened. Knowing that Lydia is part Syrian, he fears that she will take the brunt of what Thomas is accused of and that nothing will come good of false accusations.
Lydia not knowing who to trust, takes on the help of Marcus to make sense and have peace with Thomas taking his own life. With the help of a fellow Marine that served with Thomas, they begin to uncover the awful truth on the cost of war.
Emotional read not with tears but with grief of what war brings. It brings the reader to what our armed forces go thru emotionally while serving our country. Marcus and Lydia have a connection but it really is not developed within the story as much as I would have liked it. It does bring up issues that we may have not experienced such as Lydia’s family being Americans but looked at as a threat because they are Syrians.
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