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Friday, May 17, 2013
Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline
Summary from Goodreads
Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline has thrilled millions with her emotionally-charged novels that feature strong women exploring the boundaries of family, justice, and love. In Don’t Go, she breaks new ground and delivers the story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero.When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife Chloe and newborn baby. And deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a warrior, but a healer.
However, in an ironic turn of events, as Mike operates on a wounded soldier in a war-torn country, Chloe dies at home in the suburbs, in an apparent household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart. His medical practice is in jeopardy, and he is a complete stranger to the only family he has left - his precious baby girl. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.
Ultimately, Mike realizes that the most important battle of his life faces him on the home front and he’ll have to put it all on the line to save what’s dearest to him – his family. Gripping, thrilling, and profoundly emotional, Don’t Go is Lisa Scottoline at her finest.
This was the first Lisa Scottoline book I have read but it won't be my last! I am not a big suspense book reader but I this book grabbed my attention.
The book starts out with a woman, Chloe, who is dying on her kitchen floor. Someone walks in and instead of helping her, walks out the door. Who was it? Was it the murderer? Who would want to kill this young mother and wife I was hooked!
The story then shifts to her husband, Mike who is deployed in Afghanistan. Mike deals with not only the death of his loving wife, but also deals with the effects of war. When Mike comes home from Afghanistan he has so much to overcome. His infant daughter doesn't know him, his in laws don't understand him, and he is obsessed with solving the questions surrounding his wife's death.
The book kept me guessing as to who murdered Chloe. The rest of the story was a bit predictable and maybe a bit far fetched but it did keep me reading. I I enjoyed the combination of suspense and drama. There was more to the story than just someone being murdered and who did it. I found this book entertaining and will be reading this author again.