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Don't Go

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7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Wow! What a thriller! I had no idea what to expect but this book

Wow! What a thriller! I had no idea what to expect but this book got off to a chilling start and the suspense continued to build from there in Don’t Go, Lisa Scottoline’s latest. I listened to the audio version so I couldn’t go any faster than the reader but this quick ...
Wow! What a thriller! I had no idea what to expect but this book got off to a chilling start and the suspense continued to build from there in Don’t Go, Lisa Scottoline’s latest. I listened to the audio version so I couldn’t go any faster than the reader but this quick paced story kept me enthralled the entire way through.




Audio books usually take me a little while to get into because I have to get used to the different voices by the same reader. This one pulled me in a lot quicker than usual where I was able to get completely lost in the story and wasn’t distracted by the reader.




Mike Scanlon has one misfortune after another beginning with his wife’s death. Things really fall apart when he comes home to bury his wife to a daughter who doesn’t know him and his practice falling apart. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers what his wife had been up to when he was gone. He questions everything he knows and loves.




He returns to Afghanistan and tries to bury himself in his work. Catastrophe seems to follow him wherever he goes and when it strikes again in Afghanistan, he returns home for good. Trying to get his life back proves to be a bigger challenge then he could have dreamed. Things continue to go wrong in every possible way. Darkness is his constant companion as the life he once knew slips out of his grasp.




Scottoline makes you feel empathy for Mike on the deepest level possible, despair for his predicaments and hope that he will be able to pull it together and get his life back. Life is hard to Mike and he has to fight for what he believes to be true and repair what has been broken in his life.




Don’t Go is a suspenseful dramatic mystery that will keep you in the dark until the very end. It is a true testament to the human spirit and what one can accomplish if they set their mind to it and never give up.

posted by The_IE_Mommy on April 9, 2013

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6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

I was truly disappointed -- I'd not read a Lisa Scottaline in a

I was truly disappointed -- I'd not read a Lisa Scottaline in a while and was looking forward to getting back to her work since I've missed a few -- thought I'd start with this which I found unreadable, with an almost diadatic droaning-on tone. I thought it all very unl...
I was truly disappointed -- I'd not read a Lisa Scottaline in a while and was looking forward to getting back to her work since I've missed a few -- thought I'd start with this which I found unreadable, with an almost diadatic droaning-on tone. I thought it all very unlike what I'd read of Scottaline so am very disappointed. Perhaps it gets better later, but I put it away for now, not willing to finish. Maybe I'll try again later, but there's too many books out there and too little time!

posted by Morleysplace on April 9, 2013

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    I was truly disappointed -- I'd not read a Lisa Scottaline in a

    I was truly disappointed -- I'd not read a Lisa Scottaline in a while and was looking forward to getting back to her work since I've missed a few -- thought I'd start with this which I found unreadable, with an almost diadatic droaning-on tone. I thought it all very unlike what I'd read of Scottaline so am very disappointed. Perhaps it gets better later, but I put it away for now, not willing to finish. Maybe I'll try again later, but there's too many books out there and too little time!

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

    I don't quite know what to say. For years now I have purchased L

    I don't quite know what to say. For years now I have purchased Lisa's books the day they have come out, but increasingly they have fallen short of her previous standards. This one—I am speechless. I don't know about the story yet, as I have only read about 50 pages, but her writing is very poor, trite, and careless. I could give several examples, but he sentence that prompted this review is a classic grammatical affront: " . . . and a Christmas tree decorated with tiny white lights blinked like electrified stars." I don't think so. Perhaps it should be the lights blinking, not the tree! For the first time, I may not finish one of her books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

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    This novel is far from the usual which issues from this author:

    This novel is far from the usual which issues from this author: It is not a mystery. In fact it is closer to a soap opera which, if it were a pilot, would not see its option picked up by the network. It is the story of Dr. Mike Scanlon, successful podiatrist, surgeon, husband and a new father who gets called up from the reserves to serve in Afghanistan and the effects on him and the toll it takes on his life and his family.

    When his tour just about comes to an end, two surgeons are killed in an ambush and no replacements are available, so Mike is asked to re-up for a year. And toward the end of that period his wife accidentally stabs herself, bleeding to death, leaving a seven-month-old daughter whose care is taken over by her older sister, Danielle, and brother-in-law, Bob. To make matters worse, Mike loses his left arm during an ambushed convoy transporting his unit and he becomes addicted to an opiate pain So, when he returns home, what further calamities could befall him?

    Well, to top it off, the autopsy of his wife indicates she was one month pregnant when she died. Mike is determined to discover who her lover was, setting off further ramifications on his readjustment to civilian life. Obviously he can no longer perform surgery. And to make his life more complicated, his daughter cries every time he looks at or touches her. The pressures keep mounting and eventually he is asked to leave Bob and Danielle’s house and they enforce a previously effected custody agreement, forcing Mike to seek legal redress, setting the stage for a tear-jerker of an ending. Enough already.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    I'm a fan of Lisa Scottoline's books and have read many of them.

    I'm a fan of Lisa Scottoline's books and have read many of them. This one is different than the norm, which is ok when a novelist attempts to try something new. But I didn't enjoy it, mostly because the main character was an annoying, unlikable guy. He did one stupid thing after another, and it didn't feel like it was caused by PTSD brought on by the war...it just seemed like he was a jerk. The sister-in-law and her husband felt hollow and unrealistic. The scenes in Afghanistan felt very real and they were very disturbing, as they should be, so this part of the story was fairly well done (although I prefer to avoid books about war, so this was unexpected). Although I felt compelled to finish reading it, I couldn't wait to reach the end, and be done with it.
    Very unsatisfying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Don't bother to read!

    * Very disappointing . . . did not like the main character.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 13, 2013

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    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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