Really got caught up in this book. It made the subject of spousal/child abuse personal because I got so wrapped up in the story of Hannah. In view of the latest headlines one should question the ability to intervene in situations instead of turning a blind eye. Whether you sense something wrong with a child, a neighbor, or a friend, it seems that if the 'village' becomes vigilant when it comes to abuse, actions could be taken to make a change in someone's life. I am giving this four stars instead of five stars only because I question the ability to put nightmares to rest merely by opening up and telling a secret that has been kept for years. It seems that the 'happily ever after' would be much harder to achieve than the ending of this book made it seem.