From the New York Times best-selling author of Come Home comes a riveting thriller about one man's search for his wife's killer.
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 bring his wife, Chloe, and their newborn baby. And deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a hero, 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 apparently freak household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart. He’s a stranger to his baby girl, and his medical practice has downsized in his absence. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.
Grief-stricken, Mike makes decisions upon returning to Afghanistan which will change his life forever. It’s not until he comes home for good that he grasps the gravity of his actions, and realizes he must fight the most important battle of his life, to reclaim his life and his daughter. Along the way, he discovers that everything is not as it seems, and he learns ugly truths about those he loves the most, as well as the true meaning of heroism.
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The ending was a little too "precious" for my taste, although it was the only one most readers would accept. The book kept me alternately pissed off at the hero and sympathizing with him. Some good twists and turns.
Reader drove me crazy and this was so predictable!!
I can't believe this is the same author that I normally love
I was very disappointed in this book. First half was OK. Ending was terrible.........unbelievable characters and actions. Narrator was OK for some parts but definitely not OK for others. French accent didn't bother me as much as the Philadelphia accent, which was demeaning. I'm from Philadelphia and I don't speak that way.
I was afraid this book would turn me off since it sounded like another Afghanistan intrigue story. It is so much more. Turns and twists everywhere and I didn't even guess who the villain was until it was actual right in front of my auditory senses. Evidently, I loved it. Narration was excellent, also. No twangy, raspy or guttural intonations. Just a warm soft voice telling a hard story.
Don't waste your time. I'm usually a fan. Not up to the usual Scottoline skill. Characters weak and poorly defined, boring and predictable. And any lawyer will tell you, the legal portion is unrealistic and legal procedures contrary to law is most jurisdictions. Very disappointing.
I enjoyed this book & the surprises. I tried to help Mike make a few decisions, but he wouldn't listen, ha.
good ending, easy to read into story about his love for Stephenie.
Another excellent book that kept me riveted; I continuously tried to guess "who did it". I really like this writer and the narrator. GREAT listen!!!
SURE, IT MAY APPEAL TO SOME
NEW TITLE ALTOGETHER...NEVER REALLY THOUGHT THAT FIT THE STORY
My wife (Ruthie) and I together listen to Audible's books every evening. We have been doing this since 2005 and have never missed an evening
Absolutely the finest of Scottoline !
Warms my heart and hElps me appreciate my wife and children even more. The ending was superb.
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