The Right Side

The Right Side

Large Print - 2017
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A deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone.
LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan and came back missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred. She can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her, and suspects the fault is hers. Shattered by the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci, LeAnne's native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington State that Marci had called home, she learns her eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a dark, unreadable dog seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. Obsessed with finding Marci's daughter, LeAnne and her canine companion are drawn into danger.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432839642
Characteristics: 485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jul 05, 2018

Excellent book! My first experience with this author and the twists and turns of memory deficits due to TBI and PTSD are well set forth and help the rest of us understand this a tiny bit better. Looking forward to perhaps another story about this character and the dog that adopted her.

Nov 20, 2017

A story of loyalty and hope. The main character was harsh but understandably so. By the description of the book, I was expecting more of an animal-human connection. I really enjoyed the story even though the ending felt a bit rushed.

Sep 18, 2017

PTSD-ridden LeAnne Hogan leaves the military hospital after losing her right eye and friend/roommate. As she travels around the country, flashing back to her childhood and time in Afghanistan, LeAnne is saved by a dog. The grudging partnership of these two gals is poignant. I think even Claudette would approve.

JCLCourtneyS Aug 24, 2017

Leanne is a young woman who could be someone you know or love, and whose life has been upended by the brutality of war. I liked the character a lot, and the story was engaging. Although this book is a strong departure from the adventures of Chet the Jet, I was surprised and amused to find some of Chet's common turns of phrase sneaking their way into descriptions of Leanne's struggle.

Aug 11, 2017

The best book I have read for a long time. I like this author, and though this novel is very different than his other dog stories, it was compelling. A female war vet, with PTSD, LeAnne, has issues, but is a hero before and after her injuries. Goody, a stray dog, helps her find herself, and a little girl. I thought the memory problems were well written, and realistic. I hope to read more about LeAnne.


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Jan 29, 2019

Coarse Language: The storyline was excellent, but the coarse language was relentless and excessive!

Dec 15, 2018

Coarse Language: I didn’t get past the first chapter due to frequent language.


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