Book Review: Baby Please Don't Go by: Frank Freudberg

Publisher: Inside Job Media

Publication Date: May 6, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: All Lock Gilkenney wants is a family. But he’ll have to cross the line to get one. Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anonymous report of neglect comes in. He responds and finds the kids in good health. Lock concludes the report was a ruse, possibly part of a scheme to make Natalie Mannheim, the kids’ mother, look bad in an upcoming divorce trial. 

Natalie needs Lock’s expertise to help her win custody—and a multi-million-dollar divorce settlement. He realizes she doesn't have a prayer in court against her shrewd husband, and only Lock can help her now. Lock knows all about addiction, and he’s aware of the powerful hold Natalie has on him. But he can’t get her out of his head. Lock is caught between his commitment to take the high road and his burning desire to have a family.

In this story of love, lust, deceit and murder, what Lock chooses to do will grab your imagination and never let go.

Review: Lock Gilkenney is a good man with a kind heart and a soft spot for kids. He does have a past history of alcoholism, but under the care of his best friend and boss at CPS, Abner, he’s made the most of his life so far. Yet Lock still feels the sting of losing his family and he longs to belong to another. In BABY PLEASE DON’T GO, Lock responds to a report of neglect in the Mannheim household. However, not everything is as it seems as the Mannheims are in the middle of a nasty looking divorce. For Lock to get what he wants, he’s going to have to cross a line which may cost him everything. The characters in BABY PLEASE DON’T GO were well developed, so much so I found myself deeply hating some of them. BABY PLEASE DON’T GO is a twisted tale of love, greed, and manipulation to the highest degree. The writing is great and the author knows how to get readers involved in the story. There were times I wanted to throw the book, not because I didn’t like it, but because of how deeply I felt about the events and characters. BABY PLEASE DON’T GO is excellent and will hold readers captive until the very last word.

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