Intriguing. The story took a far different twist than I expected when I read the prologue, and it was only later that I realized why the large gap in years. The author is a good story-teller; even though the time-line of the book covers several years, as well as several characters, I was able to follow and relate to what was going on in their lives. I especially liked John, and appreciated how he was such an integral part of this intriguing story. Great read!