Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2014
I am so fortunate to have had a son deployed to Iraq but in a supply capacity. Not in the frontline battles. I feel this story is a more real representation of how a returning soldier might feel than the others I have read. It is a very deep story. Not only about how Patrick returns from a terrible war but about the mental illness that can lie in dormancy until given the trigger to ignite. I am going to think more whenever I want to applaud and thank a soldier. It might be better to just give them a warm smile and let them go about their life than to call attention to them by congratulating them for something that is probably a very bad and confusing memory. I did like the book but was not prepared for this turn from the usual T. Jefferson Parker effort. I really give it more than 4 but less than 5.
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