9781250010070_p0_v2_s260x420From the start of Don’t Go readers are thrown into a suspenseful situation as the book’s main character Dr. Mike Scanlon operates on a fallen soldier in war-torn Afghanistan.  As Mike worries about the increasingly dangerous circumstances abroad, he fears he might not return home to his wife Chloe and their newborn baby, Emily.

Yet, in a tragic twist of fate, it’s Mike’s wife who unexpectedly dies in a supposed kitchen accident that soon becomes the catalyst of many unanswered questions. The army doctor only has a few days to collect the details surrounding Chloe’s passing, and grows increasingly suspicious that the story doesn’t quite add up.

To make matters worse, Mike feels unable to connect with the daughter that he barely knows. Readers will feel their emotions well up as the orthopedic surgeon attempts to bond with his only surviving family member. But it soon becomes clear that he’s not the only person who wants to claim their stake as Emily’s Dad.

What ensues is a series of events that could only be described as every husband and father’s worst nightmare. After a crippling injury leads to an early return from Afghanistan, Mike quickly realizes the real battle has just begun – and this one is on the home front.

Scottoline captures the desperation that only a parent can feel in this gripping novel that has been appropriately described as Jodi Picoult meets Nicholas Sparks. We can say with confidence that this is a book you won’t be able to put down.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.