Reading for Me

The Books I Have Read…..Just for Me

#4: Don’t Go (Lisa Scottoline)

on February 29, 2016

I just finished this novel last night and was so sad to see it end. Don’t Go was such a compelling story from a gifted writer that I have come to enjoy very much.

Dr. Mike Scanlon was serving as an Army doctor in Afghanistan when the unthinkable happened — his young wife was found dead in the kitchen floor of their home from self-inflicted wounds while her young daughter was on an outing with her aunt. While dealing with the tragedy, things go from bad to worse for Mike. His medical practice is failing. He must endure pressure from commanding officers who want to see him re-enlist. His young daughter does not recognize the father that left when she was an infant.

Filled with heartbreak, frustration, betrayal, and intense emotion, Don’t Go is a beautiful examination of the struggles faced by vets returning home. Mike’s war wounds — both the physical and mental ones — impact his ability to find work once he returns home. The strain placed on the family is central to the novel and will keep the reader turning the pages to discover how this nightmare is going to resolve.

If you haven’t already discovered Lisa Scottoline’s works, Don’t Go would be a great starting place. You definitely won’t be disappointed.

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