Out of Darkness, by Lawrence W. Gold, Grass Valley Publishing, 2016. ISBN 9681523496495
Five out of five stars
This book does not just grab you, it does so with the grip of an adult male gorilla. It deals with one of the most offensive scourges of now or any other time, the sex trafficking of girls. Many people think that it is something that only happens in other countries but it does happen in the United States. Furthermore, it happens more than one would think, given the reach of the criminal justice system.
Dr. Cynthia Lange is a superb physician that has joined the staff at Brier Hospital and it is clear to all that she is a rising star. As is generally the case, her talents earn her both praise and enemies, especially among the more conservative elements of the hospital staff.
Dr. Lange also has a dark secret in her past that she wants to keep buried, but unfortunately circumstances force her past out into the open. Some are sympathetic, yet others are appalled and hostile, forcing her to defend herself and she is the target of some vile physical and verbal abuse.
Many of the characters of the previous books in the Brier Hospital series return, some on Dr. Lange’s side and others that are hostile. Yet, she proves to be tougher than all of them and at the end, takes on even more responsibilities in her goal to help others.
This is one of the very few books that I find so captivating that I could not put it down, to the detriment of not getting some important things done. No complaints though, it was well worth it.
One small complaint must be stated, there are some obvious typos, a proofreader should have gone over it one more time.
This book was made available for free for review purposes