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  1. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    3.75 Stars rounded up LeAnne Hogan is a woman who imagined her life turning out very differently She is a former High School pole vaulter who joined the army immediately after, and ended up doing several tours in Afghanistan She worked her way up through the ranks to become a Sergeant She then became tougher than almost anyone she knew, including the men in her unit Her dream once her tours ended was to open a Camp for young girls to coach train them to be as tough as she was And then 3.75 Stars rounded up LeAnne Hogan is a woman who imagined her life turning out very differently She is a former High School pole vaulter who joined the army immediately after, and ended up doing several tours in Afghanistan She worked her way up through the ranks to become a Sergeant She then became tougher than almost anyone she knew, including the men in her unit Her dream once her tours ended was to open a Camp for young girls to coach train them to be as tough as she was And then everything blew up in her face Literally And now, whatever life LeAnne imagined for herself is gone forever For her view of the world will forever distorted LeAnne wakes up after that dreaded day in Walter Reed Hospital There she meets Marci, another Vet who has also suffered heinous injuries Fast bonds are formed and then just as quickly, things go awry and LeAnne is alone again Feeling lost, LeAnne decides to trek across the country, to Marci s hometown Along the way, she meets a stray dog one, she does her best not to become attached to Yet somehow, this dog Goody accepts LeAnne for who she is and Goody heals her, inways than one When LeAnne and Goody arrive in Marci s hometown, they discover that Marci s daughter has gone missing and LeAnne takes it upon herself try to help find her.The character of LeAnne is an incredible strong and well written one She is a tough nut to crack and has a hard time letting anyone in though who can blame her Though the novel took several turns some of which may or may not have been necessary , I personally thought that most of them helped the character let go of some of the pain she was carrying around That said, LeAnne suffered from PTSD and what she went through the exploration of her treatment options could have been addressedfully, in my opinion The best part of the book Well, the dog of course LeAnne learning to trust herself and Goody The author, Spencer Quinn did a phenomenal just letting that trust build up slowly between both Goody and LeAnne All in all, I would recommend this book for it gave me hope that our soldiers who have given up so much, can receive a little bit of healing and most of all, unconditional love from animals including my personal favorite dogs who have oh so much love to give Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and Spencer Quinn for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 5.30.17 Will be published onon 6.27.17


  2. Liz Liz says:

    This stand alone book is a departure from Spencer Quinn s normal fare, which is much lighter in nature It s the story of Sgt LeAnne Hogan, who was injured in Afghanistan in an explosion and is now back home Her memory is as damaged as her face due to a piece of shrapnel in her brain and she s also suffering from PTSD Quinn does a great job of getting you to realize what it s like to live with only one eye LeAnne is a prickly character but I found she was relatable in her own weird way The This stand alone book is a departure from Spencer Quinn s normal fare, which is much lighter in nature It s the story of Sgt LeAnne Hogan, who was injured in Afghanistan in an explosion and is now back home Her memory is as damaged as her face due to a piece of shrapnel in her brain and she s also suffering from PTSD Quinn does a great job of getting you to realize what it s like to live with only one eye LeAnne is a prickly character but I found she was relatable in her own weird way The story moves along at a good pace It s got a jumpy quality to it, the same as LeAnne s brain Goody, the dog, doesn t show up until halfway through the book Goody immediately bonds with LeAnne It takes a while longer for the reverse to be true I can t say that Goody seems totally believable but put that aside and keep with the story because one of the best parts of the book is watching them bond My one complaint is that the various storylines wrap up a little too neatly My thanks to netgalley and Atria for an advance copy of the book


  3. Sandy Sandy says:

    How could I not read this Just look at that cover..a woman a dog It s not exactly love at first sight but they just might end up saving each other When we meet Sgt LeAnne Hogan, a few things are immediately clear She has PTSD following a horrific attack in Afghanistan that also cost her an eye Her brain is seriously scrambled And she s really, really angry Thank God for Marci, her one legged hospital roommate LeAnne s memory of the attack is as fragmented as the right side of her fa How could I not read this Just look at that cover..a woman a dog It s not exactly love at first sight but they just might end up saving each other When we meet Sgt LeAnne Hogan, a few things are immediately clear She has PTSD following a horrific attack in Afghanistan that also cost her an eye Her brain is seriously scrambled And she s really, really angry Thank God for Marci, her one legged hospital roommate LeAnne s memory of the attack is as fragmented as the right side of her face But when an army investigator shows up with a briefcase of questions, she begins to wonder if she screwed up Any interest she had in cooperating goes out the window when Marci suddenly dies The hospital becomes an unbearable place LeAnne is soon on the first bus out of town She has no idea where she s going but it feels good to be on the move Her prickly personality damaged face keep people at bay as she struggles to adapt to her new reality Just keeping track of her slippery thoughts can be exhausting It s the memory of Marci that eventually gives her direction LeAnne heads to Bellville, Washington to visit Coreen Mia, Marci s mother daughter Once there, she discovers not only has she missed Marci s funeral but Mia is missing And while some people are welcoming there are others who d prefer she move on LeAnne rents a small cabin soon acquires a new friend who is large, black, pushy opinionated And she has sharp teeth to back up the major tude But she also senses her new human s frailty as LeAnne begins to search for Mia, her furry partner becomes a constant presence on her right side It s the beginning of a mystical relationship that gives LeAnne strength as she digs for clues in the present faces up to her past Mia s story line doesn t appear until the second half of the book despite the blurb description, it s really a vehicle for the development of the MC This is LeAnne s story Through her character, we experience all the fear, confusion, anger hopelessness that shadows someone struggling with PTSD She begins as a lost soul who can t even trust herself let alone others When she finally attempts a relationship, it s with another outcast I loved that the author chose to make that character a dog Anyone who s had a furry child knows there s something about their silent acceptance unconditional affection that makes the worst day a little easier to get through In LeAnne s case, she finds a companion whose circumstances mirror her own..another scruffy looking stray trying to figure out where she belongs Like most friends, they have their disagreements But when the chips are down, they also have each others back By the end most of the past present has been resolved Instead of a cheesy miraculous transformation, LeAnne is changed in subtle ways which is muchrealistic She s an interesting, compelling character if she the ferocious furball decide to hit the road again, I d happily go along for the ride


  4. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    The Right Side is an engrossing book about LeAnne Hogan, who has just returned from Afghanistan after being wounded At the hospital where she is staying as she tries to come to terms with what happens does she get to know Marci, who has lost a leg They become friends and bond over their military life Then, Marci suddenly dies and LeAnne after leaving the hospital decides to drive to see Marci s daughter But, she learns when she arrives that Marci s daughter has disappeared, did she run away The Right Side is an engrossing book about LeAnne Hogan, who has just returned from Afghanistan after being wounded At the hospital where she is staying as she tries to come to terms with what happens does she get to know Marci, who has lost a leg They become friends and bond over their military life Then, Marci suddenly dies and LeAnne after leaving the hospital decides to drive to see Marci s daughter But, she learns when she arrives that Marci s daughter has disappeared, did she run away or has anyone taken her Writing this short outline of the book is truly like giving away very little of what is going on in this book I mean it takes over half the book before she even is close to seeing Marci s daughter and getting acquainted with a very special dog But, that s also the thing I really like about the book, it seems like a straightforward story, but there is so much going one in LeAnne s life, both what happened in the past when she was growing up, her life in the military and what happened when she was wounded And, then we have the presents events with her trouble remembering things, and her road trip to see Marci s daughter and not to mention the dog that suddenly appears in her life.It s such a rich story, and I came to like LeAnne quite a lot and of course dog too yes she gets a name, but you have to read it to find out since it s part of the story and I wouldn t mind readingbooks with them I mean they are a fabulous team and I really want to know what will happen next I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review


  5. Liz Liz says:

    What I loved most about The Right Side is not exactly what I expected to love I should start by saying that this is not the light hearted mystery you ll find in a Chet and Bernie book, Quinn s other series This book is deeper andprofound, with a complex leading character that I will be thinking about for some time to come I was genuinely captivated by LeAnne Hogan s vivid and emotionally chaotic perspective When I say that LeAnne is a phenomenal character, I don t mean that she s likea What I loved most about The Right Side is not exactly what I expected to love I should start by saying that this is not the light hearted mystery you ll find in a Chet and Bernie book, Quinn s other series This book is deeper andprofound, with a complex leading character that I will be thinking about for some time to come I was genuinely captivated by LeAnne Hogan s vivid and emotionally chaotic perspective When I say that LeAnne is a phenomenal character, I don t mean that she s likeable or appealing she s really not, at least upon first meeting her This woman is a soldier in the U.S Army who has been to hell and not yet returned Having survived a deadly explosion in Afghanistan, she s maimed, angry, confused, and lonely She sometimes switches things in her mind, past with present, nightmares with reality, and she often forgets whole episodes of her life It s obvious that she s suffering from severe PTSD and likely some degree of brain damage, and we the readers are witnesses, living this nightmare through her It s a rare but wonderful thing to feel so wholly connected to a character, even without having personally experienced anything like what she s been through The dog doesn t actually appear until the second half but she plays an important role I am one of those people who believes that dogs can sense so muchthan we credit them, and that s one of the reasons that I love Quinn s books because it s clear he feels the same LeAnne s transition from I m not a dog person, to accepting temporary responsibility for the dog, to sleeping in the bed next to her, was clumsy but adorable I m hopeful for a series featuring these two and their developing relationship However, it must be said that this book is not based solely on LeAnne s experiences with the dog, as the summary would lead you to expect The book is not without its flaws and I don t doubt that there are people who will feel certain parts to be a bit unrealistic But I m no professional critic, and all I know is that the feelings this book stirred up and left me with make it absolutely worthy of all five stars


  6. Ron Ron says:

    Let me preface this by saying LeAnne Hogan could easily become a favorite character of mine, or in the very least one I would look forward to seeing again so if you re listening Quinn, take note, cause I don t think I m alone in this The thing is, I would not have expected to be saying that near the beginning of the story Why not Because LeAnne has a rough edge to her personality She is smart, strong willed, but actually kind of bull headed her younger years seen by the reader in flash ba Let me preface this by saying LeAnne Hogan could easily become a favorite character of mine, or in the very least one I would look forward to seeing again so if you re listening Quinn, take note, cause I don t think I m alone in this The thing is, I would not have expected to be saying that near the beginning of the story Why not Because LeAnne has a rough edge to her personality She is smart, strong willed, but actually kind of bull headed her younger years seen by the reader in flash backs After losing an eye and a portion of her memory in Afghanistan, rough barely scratches the surface of her present personality Her default setting has become, keep everyone out But, somehow I got behind her all theI think that s because underneath her strength she is vulnerable, if not to the other characters, then certainly the reader Quinn takes on something very relevant with this book, but one I hadn t thought about much before this the after effects of war on the individual, especially those that have been injured in combat That sounds like a very heavy plot to deal with It is, but also necessary I think because with it comes awareness Her character is unlike any I can remember encountering before.If you read a Quinn book before, you may be expecting a lighter side to the story, possibly even a little mystery too True to both, sort of The lighter side of this one comes with the addition of the dog LeAnne meets along the way which by the way doesn t occur early Hogan s past is built first but when it comes, it feels right , and the new path that LeAnne has found herself taking Don t expect another Chet and Bernie here And that s fine Change is good Do expect a solid story


  7. Elvan Elvan says:

    The blurb for this novel is fardramatic than the actual story I can t call it false advertising because it does include all the elements listed LeAnne Hogan is a veteran of several tours of duty in Afghanistan She has returned Stateside with traumatic injuries Her right eye is missing, she has shrapnel lodged in her brain and she is suffering from severe PTSD She does form a bond with her roommate Marci and this connection influences LeAnne s soul searching travel plans When she even The blurb for this novel is fardramatic than the actual story I can t call it false advertising because it does include all the elements listed LeAnne Hogan is a veteran of several tours of duty in Afghanistan She has returned Stateside with traumatic injuries Her right eye is missing, she has shrapnel lodged in her brain and she is suffering from severe PTSD She does form a bond with her roommate Marci and this connection influences LeAnne s soul searching travel plans When she eventually reaches Bellville, Washington, Marci s daughter is missing There is a dog Here s my problem with this blurb The best part of this story is the focus on LeAnne dealing with her PTSD, her survivors guilt, and some unresolved issues with her past The dog does make an appearance at a low point in her journey and seems to have some sort of calming effect on the now impulsive, angry and bitter LeAnne Problem is, this connection comes quite late in the story Later still is the mystery of Marci s missing daughter It comes almost as an afterthought Considering LeAnne has barely been aware of her need to bathe and feed herself up to this point, taking part in a rescue mission seemed unlikely, clever dog or not Add in the times when this author struggled to remember he has created a female protagonist, making her actions, and thought processesmale than female and I was left wondering how this author has become a best seller Well done on the PTSD, survivor s guilt angles, weak on the blurb claims and LeAnne might has well have been a Len Once again I was swayed by a great cover ARC received from publisher via NetGalley for review


  8. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    Fantastic This one is added to my Best of 2017 list.My View This is an outstanding read it goes onto my Best Reads of 2017 list If you are expecting another narrative in the style of the Chet and Bernie series think again I strongly suggest that you begin this book as if you have just discovered a new to you author just expect this to be a brilliant read and then you will not be disappointed For me this is a book that demands to be read in one sitting The characters are complex Fantastic This one is added to my Best of 2017 list.My View This is an outstanding read it goes onto my Best Reads of 2017 list If you are expecting another narrative in the style of the Chet and Bernie series think again I strongly suggest that you begin this book as if you have just discovered a new to you author just expect this to be a brilliant read and then you will not be disappointed For me this is a book that demands to be read in one sitting The characters are complex the psychological revelations are insightful and useful You will navigate heartbreaking traumas to reveal the small ray of sunshine, of optimism that prevents this book from being morose and sullen The mysteries here will keep the pages turning and you will gain a few perspectives that might surprise you and make you think This is an outstanding read and I imagine one that will soon be transformed onto the big screen I wish I had the to produce this one It will be a winner guaranteed


  9. Sheila Beaumont Sheila Beaumont says:

    I totally enjoyed this book, even though the story is not told from the dog s point of view as in the Chet and Bernie mysteries There are two irresistible main characters LeAnne Hogan, who has returned from Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, disfigured by facial scarring, and missing her right eye, and a wonderful, protective dog who shows up about halfway through the book I was a bit impatient, wondering when the dog was going to come into the story, but it was well worth the wait I would l I totally enjoyed this book, even though the story is not told from the dog s point of view as in the Chet and Bernie mysteries There are two irresistible main characters LeAnne Hogan, who has returned from Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, disfigured by facial scarring, and missing her right eye, and a wonderful, protective dog who shows up about halfway through the book I was a bit impatient, wondering when the dog was going to come into the story, but it was well worth the wait I would love to seebooks about LeAnne and Goody


  10. Hobart Hobart says:

    1 2 rounded up This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. Okay, since I first opened the pages of Dog On It 8 years ago, I ve been a Spencer Quinn fan it probably took me two chapters to consider myself one So it s kind of a given that I d like this book but only kind of This was so far from a Bowser Birdie or Chet Bernie book that they could be written by different people.Sgt LeAnne Hogan was an excellent athlete in her childhood and teen years, and then she 1 2 rounded up This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. Okay, since I first opened the pages of Dog On It 8 years ago, I ve been a Spencer Quinn fan it probably took me two chapters to consider myself one So it s kind of a given that I d like this book but only kind of This was so far from a Bowser Birdie or Chet Bernie book that they could be written by different people.Sgt LeAnne Hogan was an excellent athlete in her childhood and teen years, and then she joined the Army deciding her West Point plans would take too long an oversimplification that ll do for now and became an excellent soldier, serving multiple tours in combat zones During her last sting in Afghanistan as part of a team working to build intelligence sources among Afghan women she is involved in an attack that leaves some dead and her injured physically and mentally Her memories of that fateful day are vague and dim at best, but the scars will not leave Not only that, she lost an eye, her confidence, her future plans, and career She slowly befriends a woman who lost part of her leg to an IED in Iraq who shares a room with LeAnne in Walter Reed Marci dies suddenly and unexpectedly and that is too much for LeAnne She leaves the hospital immediately and sets off on a drive across the country, she really doesn t have a plan, but she needs to be somewhere else.It s pretty clear that LeAnne is suffering from PTSD on top of everything else as you d expect She comes across as angry and rude to almost everyone she runs across and exchangesthan a few words with She eventually finds herself in Marci s hometown where her daughter has gone missing For the first time since the day everything changed, LeAnne has a purpose bring her friend s daughter home Along the way, she LeAnne gets adopted by a large dog who will prove an invaluable aid in this challenge.LeAnne is a great character not a perfect person by any means, but you can see where a lot of writers novelists or journalists would try to paint her as one She has huge flaws some of which are easier to see after the injury and some of them are new after it, too There are some other good characters, too even if you don t necessarily like them LeAnne s mother would be an example of this she s trying to do the right thing, but the reader can sense LeAnne s apprehensions toward her and will likely share them The people in Marci s hometown particularly those that are related to her are the best drawn in the book and I d be willing to read a sequel or two just in this city to spendtime with them Not everyone gets what LeAnne s going through some don t know how to react to her but those that come close will endear themselves to you.The dog, Goody, isn t Chet, he isn t Bowser he s a typical dog, noor less intelligent than any other Goody won t be serving as the narrator in a story any time he will drink from the toilet bowl and ignore a lot of what LeAnne wants him to do Like I said, I m a Quinn fan but I didn t think he had this in him Funny mysteries with dogs Sure, he s great at those But sensitive explorations of veterans dealing with the aftermath of life altering injuries I wouldn t have guessed it But manhe really got this flawed character, this incredibly human character, right There s a couple of moments that didn t work as well as they should ve a couple of moments that were hard to believe in a book as grounded in reality as this book was But you know what You forgive them easily, because so much is right with this book so much just works, that you ll accept the things that don t It wasn t all dark and moody there s some hope, some chuckles, a lot that is somber and sad, too While not a feel good read by any means, you will feel pretty good about who things end up.This is probably categorized as a Thriller, as that s where Quinn s readers are but I can see a case for this being labeled General Fiction or whatever synonym your local shop uses , it s flexible that way This is Spencer Quinn operating on a whole new level with a character we needlike such a great read Disclaimer I received this eARC from Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for this post thanks to both for this.


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The Right Side ✻ [EPUB] ✰ The Right Side By Spencer Quinn ❅ – Thomashillier.co.uk LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely r LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say itShattered by one last blow the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing The Right ePUB ½ no future Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, and her weakened body Arriving in the rain soaked small town in Washington state that Marci had called home, she makes a troubling discovery Marci s eight year old daughter has vanished When a stray dog a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one s idea of a pet seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci s daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side.