Themes of family, relationships and trust run through this novel as readers are introduced to four couples. There are no lead characters, as each couple is given an adequate amount of time to shine. However, because we are talking about eight different people, there is no room to offer background information for the characters. Readers will never know what motivates the characters to say the things they say and do the things they do. The story does a good job of depicting the struggles men face when attempting to be faithful to their women and the strength women display when their families are attacked.