This is such a delightful book to round out the series, though like the others it can be read alone. Emma and Carter are going through a difficult divorce, after losing their young son to a drowning accident while on Emma's watch. Carter takes his hurt, anger and frustration out on Emma. Emma feels so guilty about the accident, and neither can fully move on after losing their son. Emma tries to move forward with her new love, Luke, but he has trust issues of his own after being dumped in previous relationships.
The book also carries Bev, her young daughter Louise and Bev's sister Claire forward from the previous book. Bev is a young, single mother (she became pregnant after a weekend affair 5 years prior with Luke), While on a day excursion on a boat that is hit by a sudden storm and sinks, Louise almost drowns. Bev, a nurse, is able to revive her. Now Louise begins drawing beautiful pictures about loved ones she met during her brief 'crossing over'. One of the pictures, Louise explains, depicts her dad's parents. Bev has no knowledge about them. Of course the story about the boat sinking, and the miracle child saved by her mother, makes national news, and Luke recognizes Bev as the lovely person he had the one night stand with 5 years ago. He has to connect with Bev to find out if Louise is the child he longs to have.
We are fairly certain that Emma and Carter will find ways to reconnect, and that Bev and Luke will also reconnect. The book is heartwarming in so many aspects, whether one believes in psychics (Emma and Clark), or near death experiences which Louise experienced.