I am not much of a fiction reader by nature but I was absolutely captivated by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. It is a story of love, learning to trust again and just how much more complicated our lives and hearts truly are than what we allow others to see on the surface. The characters are fascinating and the author describes them each in such a manner that you feel as if you have come to know them on a personal basis. Mildred comes across as a real survivor despite everything that has been thrown at her which is certainly something I can relate to in my own life. I found this book difficult to put down and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a novel that truly captivates them.