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Writing for the first time from a male perspective, Scottoline tackles a number of heavy issues in this story of a soldier returning from Afghanistan who is forced to deal with even more dire crises on the home front. Mike Scanlon finds his skills as a podiatric surgeon in increasing demand in Afghanistan as a result of the proliferation of IEDs and feels grateful to be able to help so many wounded soldiers. Then he learns his wife has died as the result of a freak household accident, leaving their newborn baby girl without a mother. Overwhelmed, he agrees to let his sister-in-law and her husband take over parenting duties, and re-ups for another tour. But a devastating injury sends him home once again, where he learns a shocking secret about his wife, one that presents the possibility that her death was not an accident. Although this novel feels, at times, overstuffed with issues and superficial in its treatment of PTSD, it will no doubt find a ready audience among Scottoline’s enormous fan base. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Scottoline’s hugely popular Rosato & Associates series as well as the success of her recent stand-alone titles guarantee an audience for this one. --Joanne Wilkinson
Lisa Scottoline is one of the very best writers at work today. Don't Go proves it once again. This is a story that is heavily muscled, emotional, and relevant. They don't come any better. (Michael Connelly)
This stand-alone from Scottoline effectively tugs at the emotions. (Publisher's Weekly)
In her first book featuring a male protagonist, Scottoline spins a compelling drama that reads like the literary lovechild of Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks. Readers will fall in love with this war vet father who fights seemingly insurmountable odds, and his powerfully addictive story will haunt them long after the final page. (Library Journal on Don't Go)
Scottoline offers readers a nuanced, multi-dimensional portrait of a young man in crisis, couched in a page-turner of a story that will appeal to her many fans. (Book Reporter on Don't Go)
This story grabbed me from the very first chapter…This is a story about family, loss, love, dedication, conviction, addiction, betrayal, redemption and so much more. It's a bit of a: thriller, mystery, legal drama, war story and romance. It's real and human. The characters are so complete and full. These are people that I know, that you know. People that live in our neighborhood. (Crochet Nirvana on Don't Go)
This is a powerful story about how soldiers are changed forever and the difficulties of returning to civilian life. There is also the mystery surrounding Mike's wife's death, which is well-written, and the courtroom battle for the custody of Emily, which is heart-wrenching. Scottoline really delivers with this book. (Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Don't Go)
Don't Go marks the biggest step forward yet by this great storyteller -- a novel about war, and the toll it takes on decent men. (CT News)
A compelling and suspenseful thriller. It will keep you guessing right up to the unexpected end…I just couldn't put it down! (Portland Book Review on Don't Go)
A deeply emotional book that explores complex family dynamics. The story powerfully conveys what it really means to be a hero. (Deseret News on Don't Go)
Quick to engage the reader, very real characters, suspensful till the unforeseen resolution.Published 3 days ago by Virginia H.
I had a difficult time maintaining interest in the story. Not one of Scottoline's best.Published 18 days ago by Virgil Hughes
This was okay, not my favorite of Lisa Scottoline's books. I really enjoy her series with Bennie Rosato and the lawyers in her firm so much better.Published 20 days ago by Kindle Customer
I find it hard to understand how she gets better with every book but she certainly does. And a feel good book to boot. I loved it.Published 22 days ago by Jeanette D. Jensen
A very interesting plot that keeps you on your toes!
This is a mystery but not a love story ....