Kaje Harper's novel The Rebuilding Year is an amazing look at self-examination, doubt, fears, and uncertainty. Two guys are struggling to rebuild their lives after tragedy strikes. Ryan and John have both lost more than most people could ever face. In the midst of tragedy, they find each other. This is uncharted territory, and they're both scared. But Harper adds an interesting wrinkle to the story. An investigation into a series of murders turns the spotlight directly on the fragile, new relationship. This is an incredible look at the 'closet' and what how it impacts people in the long run. The relationship here is shy, tentative, delicate, and powerful. I loved it.