Posts Tagged ‘The Right Side’

Random Amazon Review We Like


May 23rd, 2018 Posted 8:14 am

5.0 out of 5 stars – Powerful and Amazing story. – May 21, 2018.
I have a favorite client, who is also a bookworm and we have a lot of the same genre tastes.  She had told me about Quinn’s novels before but with the ever toppling TBR pile, I added the author’s name.  The most recent time with her though, she told me in particular about “The Right Side”.  See, she knows I love, well, for lack of a better term, “Strong badass chicks”.  She was so enamored with The Right Side that I decided to look it up as soon as I got home from work.  I was lucky enough to find an available e-book from my local library (the best invention ever, with a tip of the cap to Kim the world’s best and scariest librarian ;).

The story is about LeAnne Hogan, an army veteran who lost sight in her right eye and was facially disfigured during her fourth tour in Afghanistan.  We meet her as she is recovering from her injuries at Walter Reed Hospital.  As someone who comes from a very long line of military vets and has a great niece currently serving our country in the Middle East, LeAnne’s story broke my heart.  She is suffering from PTSD, and the writing about that is very accurate.

LeAnne leaves the hospital to head to Washington State, a place where a friend and fellow combat vet is from.  A dog befriends her and having never been a dog person, has no idea of the treasure she has found.  I don’t want to spoil the story but I finished this book in 3 days.  It made me cry and root for both dog and human, and I found it to be a gripping and powerful story.

I can’t express enough, that this book is touching, powerful and intriguing.  A must read!


What’s In A Name?


May 16th, 2018 Posted 8:07 am

Mrs. Publicist: We should have done this yesterday, but no worries. This isn’t brain surgery.

Peter Abrahams (Spencer Quinn): People always use that expression, but is it actually harder than, say, hand surgery?

Mrs. P: You and I wouldn’t know. What character name should we do today? I was wondering about Corporal Luke Crannack in THE RIGHT SIDE. A basically comic figure, I would say, until that last scene in Afghanistan, when we see something of his depth – and even sweetness.

PA: Ah, I’m afraid that name is an example of me having fun at work. I liked the sound of the  name of course – all those hard C’s and K’s – a sort of tiny sound poem, perhaps a bit like weaponry. But the name was inspired by Lucas Cranach the Elder, the fifteenth century master and one of my favorites. The college I went to is known for strength of its art department and I took a lot of art courses way back when. As for any connection between Corporal Crannack and Cranach the artist – zip.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for more of What’s In A Name!


Random Amazon Review We Like


May 7th, 2018 Posted 7:48 am

5.0 out of 5 stars – Yet another work of art. – May 7, 2018.
dd Donnelly on THE RIGHT SIDE:

I hard a hard time putting this book down, I enjoyed it so. A lot of emotions in this book, speaking as one who also has PTSD, a real insightful story.




May 1st, 2018 Posted 8:27 am

Meet Madison, Chet’s May Friend of the Month – who reportedly told the random number generator to wake her if she won. Madison’s human companion gets a signed copy of THE RIGHT SIDE. Next month this could be you! Details at the FB page.


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