I believe that I have read all or just about all of Ms. Hyde's books. She is one of my favorite authors. Her story lines are so believable and the characters are so realistic that we feel that we have come to know them. I won't go into a synopsis of the book here because others have done that nicely, but I would like to say that I feel that I am a compassionate person. Saying that, I realized that I have a mistrust for most homeless people. I hope that I would have stopped to help Molly and Etta for example. Her books hit home in one way or another, causing us to self reflect, examine one's feelings and motives, and expand our horizons.