This book intends to be psychologically astute, and as such it will be of interest for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. Without spoiling the book for the reader, and therefore without revealing its few surprises, I will say that Klass makes some rather pedestrian connections between her heroine's childhood deprivations and her current adaptation to her role. Maggie Claymore is certainly resilient, but at the cost of some of her authenticity. The only time the reader can be sure that Maggie is living her true self is when she's saving babies, so the smear campaign against her is certainly devastating, aimed right at her heart. Maggie doggedly fights for her good name, which the reader never doubts is entirely deserved. In other aspects of her life, as wife, friend, mentor, and colleague, and even in her dealings with the babies' parents, the good doctor seems internally deficient, going through the motions that to her prove a point about her competence but do not express her essential self.