This is a deceptively simple, powerful book with an unusual plot about everyday people creating both evil and great good through their actions. It was easy to read and very believable. I couldn’t put it down; I actually took it in the car with me so I could read it during any spare moment.It’s about integrity vs. conformity and the need for tolerance of others’ differences spun out realistically in a small Western town. The struggle to be allowed to live and let live as a discreet gay couple when social disapproval can destroy your world is one of fear, courage and love. I would recommend this book for the over 12 year old set since there are some adult-only scenes, tactfully written as they are.