The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A member of the Women’s Army Corps, Dorie Armitage has long been ashamed of her brother’s pacificism, but she's shocked by news of his accident. Determined to find out why he was harmed, she arrives at the national forest under the guise of conducting an army report...and finds herself forced to work with Gordon. He believes it’s wrong to lie; she’s willing to do whatever it takes so justice will be done.
As they search for clues, Gordon and Dorie must wrestle with their convictions about war and peace and decide what to do with the shocking secrets they discover.
Gordon Hooper follows the Quaker faith and as one of the "friends", he feels it is his moral obligation to not fight during WWII. Instead, he becomes a smokejumper. He parachutes into forest fires and does his best to stop them. He recruits his best friend, Jack, to join him. Things change when Jack has an accident.
Dorie Armitage believes that her brother Jack and his best friend, Gordon, are cowards because they objected to fighting during the war. She hasn't talked to her brother and basically refuses to acknowledge him until someone says her brother may be in danger and then he has his accident.
This book is more of a mystery. Dorie and Gordon reluctantly join forces to find out what happened to Jack. There is a cover-up and they want to get to the bottom of it. Sometimes the truth is surprising and unexpected.
I really enjoyed this mystery. I found the characters to be very likable and it made me think about what is right and what is wrong? I also pondered the concept of judging others when I have not walked in their shoes. The book is full of suspense and action. I felt as if I were right there with the characters as they unraveled the mystery of the accident.
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.