Normally I hate overly descriptive books, but I had to give this one a *5* for making me like it. Yes, the story is like the movie Crash since it involves different characters and the impact an accident can intertwine and create relationships where none would have flourished otherwise. I just really wish it would have gotten to the happy ending a little quicker. I did read every page and enjoyed it. I liked all of the characters except Laura...I had one major issue with her: any mother would protect her children at any cost, even if that is forgiving your husband for the unforgivable. Maybe that is why I liked the book as well, because of the one character you love to hate.