Book Review-Justified: The Curse of Domestic Violence (Brier Hospital)-Lawrence Gold | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Justified: The Curse of Domestic Violence (Brier Hospital)-Lawrence Gold

Friday, July 6, 2018

Domestic Violence--we do talk about it now but it still occurs much too frequently. Lawrence Gold who writes amazing medical thrillers (well he was a doctor so a lot of it is fact based!) takes on domestic abuse in an entirely different way. What happens when the abused partner murders the abuser and is faced with a manslaughter law suit.

Will Millie be sent to jail for life or set free to live her life with her two daughters? There are twist and turns and the facts--well--

It is the last few sentences in this amazing novel that will bring chills down your spine!!

I received a copy of the e-book from the author for enjoyment and possible review. All Opinions are my own.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Millie Goodheart, the Chief Librarian in Emeryville, California, survived a child’s nightmare; savage abuse at the hands of her father, a brutal violent drunk. She swore, never again, and chose for her life mate Henry, a gentle giant who promised a loving, safe and secure life, but ultimately Millie’s nightmare recurred as Henry changed from savior to abuser.

No person, no woman escapes the residual effects of such violence and Millie eventually reaches the fateful and climactic moment of her life: to surrender or fight back.

When Millie fights back, the DA brings a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

The issues at Millie’s trial are complex as are the final conclusions.

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 11 year old Bennie, a Yorkie who just looks like he’s on steroids and 2 year old Wesley, a long-legged terrier mix with the personality of a cat.

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

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Samantha said...

This looks like a good summer read

Gladys Parker said...

This book sounds very interesting and I'd love to find out she killed her abuser out of desire and not to keep him from killing her. I know that sounds terrible, although, there has to be that one victim turn killer that gets away.

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