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.
©2013 Lisa Scottoline (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
I found almost every character to be annoying in one way or another. The narration was fine except when he did the two sisters...that female with an accent portrayal was awful. Actually, I'm only halfway through the book. I want to know who left her there to die, but I'm not sure I can get through the rest of it. Mike is a wimp, allowing his sister-in-law and brother-in-law to bully him. They are annoying characters. His partner was annoying. I have tried several of Scottoline's books. This will probably be my last. They all sound like a good story line, but then somehow, it just always gets annoying in the portrayal of the characters.
Have re-discovered "quality time." Evenings listening to good books have replaced mindless tv watching. What a difference!
I have never read a book by Lisa Scottoline before. This one sounded as though it would be a good, even poignant-sounding story. Began listening eagerly, then noticed that while the premise of a soldier coming home to his wife's funeral after her unexpected death, even with some elements of mystery involved, sounded enticingly good, it, well...wasn't. At least not my cup of tea.
I've surely listened to worse, but it felt flat somehow. The narration bothered me, but Jeremy Davidson could not create a better reading than the book itself allowed. This is undoubtedly as much a matter of my listening taste as anything else. I rather imagine others will like it better, but I found it to be a disappointment. I found it hard to listen to. Kept waiting for it to improve, but it didn't. It should have been good. All the elements were there; somehow it simply did not click for me. Writing too simplistic, too dry, even though the plot line had a lot of promise. Just my opinion though.
This story is insipid. It seems as tho she came up with the premise years ago & altered the story to fit present day war. There's no reason to like or care about any of the charactors.
I have listened to all her previous novels. This book is NOT representative of her work.
Fine, unexciting, unmemorable
The books opens with a bang & the rest is all fizzle.
Don't Go was not the story I expected. Scottoline kept me on the edge of my seat through most of the story. Usually it takes me several days to a wk to listen to a mystery; but this novel I could not put down.
A father's love for his wife and his daughter, then disappointment - I felt like crying many times during the story.
The plot seemed to change many times, you don't know what Isaac will have to endure next.
don't remember readers
Reader drove me crazy and this was so predictable!!
I can't believe this is the same author that I normally love
I have read almost all Scottoline books and was looking forward to this coming out.
It does not FEEL like a Scottoline writing and I'm not sure I will even finish --it is so bad.
The narrator's French female voices are terrible and extremely annoying.
The premise that a podiatrist would be functioning as a general surgeon out in the field is ludicrous.
Wish I had read reviews BEFORE purchasing!
I'm not sure Lisa Scottoline really wrote this book??? It read like a Danielle Steel novel - SLOW and Boring!! I didn't even finish listening since it was predictable - and monotonous - that I found myself drifting and thinking of "when is this going to be over?"
What happened to the suspense novelist that I love????
The first 27 chapters was slow, laborious and repetitive. If it wasn't Scottoline I wouldn't have finished the book. Once it started, the fire it swept like an Arizona brushfire only to peter out at the end. She attempted to take on a number of important, timely issues but she never tied them them together thoroughly enough for me. I loved the effort but I expected a more cogent novel. The characters were great, there roles we identified and were carried out wonderfully but the storyline missed the mark.
I would recommend the abridged version of Don't Go. Scottoline's last few book have taken her out of her comfort zone from the Rosario and Associates novels, I commend her for taking the plunge and I hope she continues to write books that make us try to understand important issues we never face or want to think much about.I must admit I'd love to see Benny and the girls again.
Davidson was at his best conveying each character with distinction.
This wasn't really what I expected, but it was a nice story. Not great, not bad. I didn't like the accents that the narrator gave the sisters - none of the French people I know speak anything like that, but otherwise, the narrator was fine. The ending was a bit rushed and a bit too "happy ever after", but it didn't ruin the overall story for me.
I really liked this story and thought I had it figured out a few times only to be proven wrong. I think the ending was rushed, but overall I really liked the book and the story.
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