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!