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Book Review-Out of Darkness-(Briar Hospital)Lawrence Gold

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Although I love all of Lawrence Gold's Novels--this is definitely one of my favorites. The author stated that this wasn't really his expertise-you would never know it. He has done a superb job of delving into the life of a young girl sold into the sex trade by her mother and how with the help of various people along the way she overcomes her past. There are many road blocks along the way all of which depict human nature at it's worst and at its best. The ending will make you happy and a smile is sure to come to your face.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Out of Darkness deals with the abhorrent problem of human trafficking, the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century, ranking second after drug smuggling.

There are more young American girls entering the commercial sex industry—an estimated 300,000 at this moment—and their ages have been dropping drastically—the average starting age is an alarming thirteen.

Out of Darkness follows Cynthia Lange from despair—her mother selling her into sexual slavery, to her rescue by the FBI, and her difficult transition to a prominent physician at Brier Hospital in Berkeley, California.

While she had escaped from “the life,” she can’t rid herself from its aftereffects. She deals bravely with them and begins a new life. While the FBI created “legend” obscures her past, circumstances threaten to reveal the truth and destroy all she had worked so hard to create.

We discover in this novel that the human spirit can triumph over evil.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from author's website)


I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, my family ascended to the Island. After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago. The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate medical training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room. I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology. I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU, and served as Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice. For many years, I was an active member of the quality assurance committee. Circumstances permitted my wife, Dorlis, and me to retire in October 1995. Before fate could intervene, we tossed off the dock lines, and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man’s out; we bought a Nordic Tug trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, and the entire East Coast and completed two ‘circle trips’ to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second. I’ve written eight novels, five in he Brier Hospital Series, and one non-fiction book, I Love My Doctor, But…, a lighthearted look at the patient/doctor relationship. I recently published my ninth novel, A Simple Cure, about the search for the cure of the most deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma. I write primarily to entertain, but I can’t help but pass on to readers observations and beliefs culled from years of practice, and yes, my biases, too. I strive for realism in portraying the medical scene which is gripping enough without melodrama or gimmicks. With even a minor degree of success in writing novels, comes responsibility to readers. I attempt to produce honest material that reflects my beliefs. Exposing these beliefs to the public through my writing requires courage, stupidity, or both. My fans have been generous, and although nobody enjoys criticism, I’ve learned much from that, too. The novel that expresses most clearly my candor, and my bias, is For the Love of God. The novel reflects my attitudes toward those who are willing to sacrifice the lives of their children for their personal religious beliefs.

We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 15 1/2 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, an 8 year old Yorkie who just looks like he’s on steroids.

Author's Website
Dr. Gold's Fiction and Medical News (this is very interesting)
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41 comments :

Kristen Campbell said...

Interesting! Sounds like a good one, but I really like that it's part of a series!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I haven't heard of this author before. I enjoy hearing about new authors, as I do enjoy reading when I have the time.

mail4rosey said...

Oh my gosh, the betrayal of your mother doing it would be so hard to overcome. It sounds like a very compelling read.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting and inspirational read. I would love to read this and share it with all three of my sisters. Thanks for sharing another great review.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think it is important that books bring attention to the sex trade industry that is abusing young men and women around the world. It's a great way to start the discussion.

EdyeNicolesMakeup said...

Sounds like a really unique book series! Thanks for letting me know about it :)

jean602 said...

Sounds like a very good book can't wait to read it!

Aubrey Rabino said...

Hmm, this must be read. :))

Lindsay Giedosh said...

Even though it might be a harsh topic, it sounds like a very interesting book and one I'd really like to read

Amber Deuel said...

Crazy, some people are so out of tuch with reality and selfish!

Irene Pilato said...

This looks interesting

krystel warden said...

This sound like a great book to rad im interested

Tatum Channell said...

Sounds like a good book! Great article!

Gabrielly Margutti said...

Interesting! Sounds like a good one.

Zulia said...

Interesting!!

Michelle Elizondo said...

how exciting

Gillis Hills said...

I've never heard of this series. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Manns Linneman said...

I have never read any of this authors books before. This is the first I have heard of him. This book sounds like another great one to add to my reading list

Judy Thomas said...

Thank you for sharing, I will look out for their books now :)

Sherry P said...

Oh my. Another book to add to my list!

Bunny Butt said...

i love the back lit cover, and it looks like another book on my to read list

Marthalynn said...

This sounds like a great series! I'll add it to my list on Goodreads. I love discovering authors and books that are new to me. Thanks for sharing!

krystel warden said...

i love the cover of the book makes me want to read the book the book sounds good

Rose-Marie said...

This sounds like an excellent book. A parent's worst nightmare about their child, and manages to turn the situation around, brings awareness and hope and caring.

Dorothy said...

This sounds like an amazing story, I can only imagine the thought that where going through
her knowing what has been done to her and still coming out of it ..
@tisonlyme143

Anonymous said...

Great review.
Marilyn

Debbie White Beattie said...

It's absolutely disgusting that this stuff still goes on today. You'd think with all of the police agencies and advancements in technologies that they would be able to end sex slavery. I think this book would be too difficult for me to read.

Cheryl Everitt said...

Good review - good book

@clojo9372 said...

Human Trafficking is so morally abhorrent. The fact that people would enslave each other in human history is hard to deal with, but that it is still going on today is even worse. I don't think I could read this because I am very sensitive to this type of subject matter, but I am glad that there is content out there that brings awareness to this disgusting travesty.

Matthew Scott said...

Will have to set some time aside to give this a read.

katieoscarlet said...

This is a new author for me and my what a long author bio. Quite interested in reading his works.

jopb said...

I have neverread a book by this author and this novel sounds riveting.

Nidhi U said...

This gives me chills but I still want to read it

Judy Thomas said...

I love the cover!

Karen McEaneney Machamer said...

Love the cover.

Terry Poage said...

I love the cover and it sounds like a great book.

ann said...

I love to read and this book sounds like an interesting one that I would like to read. Thanks so much for telling us about it

Zoey said...

Thank you for this review!

Sarh Snarski said...

This is another book I could see myself reading. I know a few malls here are big spots for this and it's so terrifying, especially for a mom.

Nikolina said...

Thank you for your honest review, much appreciated!

rajee pandi said...

love your review

 
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