Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline

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5 Critic Reviews

...his journey to make peace with himself and be a father to his daughter will resonate with many readers.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.

 

About Lisa Scottoline

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Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author, with more than twenty million books in print. She won the highest prize in suspense, the Edgar Award, and the Fun Fearless Fiction Award from Cosmopolitan magazine. She was a director of the Mystery Writers of America and appears frequently on TV, including truTV's Murder By The Book. Her books are published in more than twenty-three languages, and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Apr 28 2013
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Critic reviews for Don't Go
All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Jan 31 2013

A surprisingly successful attempt to retool the damsel-in-distress formula.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Feb 04 2013

...his journey to make peace with himself and be a father to his daughter will resonate with many readers.

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RT Book Reviews

Good

Don’t start Don’t Go after dinner, unless you want to stay up all night. As always, Scottoline weaves an addictive, page-turning tale that’s impossible to put down...

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Booklist Online

Above average
on Feb 01 2013

...this novel feels, at times, overstuffed with issues and superficial in its treatment of PTSD...

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Zimbio

Excellent
on Jan 29 2013

Gripping, thrilling, and profoundly emotional, Don’t Go is Lisa Scottoline at her finest.

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