Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Never Too Late by Lawrence W. Gold (Brier Hospital)

Never Too Late
by Lawrence W. Gold, MD

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Brier Hospital
Publication Date: August 9, 2014
Publisher: Lawrence W. Gold
ISBN-10: 1500706736
ISBN-13: 978-1500706739
Genre: Adult Mystery
Paperback: 326 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Isabel Kramer’s dream of running competitively, frustrated since age seventeen, reveals itself when, on a lark, she joins her daughter in the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Now age sixty, Izzy challenges her misgivings, the sage and well-intentioned advice of family and friends, and prepares for long-distance running. Izzy, a psychiatrist and professor of psychology at UC Berkeley has no illusions about the likelihood of success and the possibility of injury, but amazingly, she outperforms the running world’s and her own expectations and trains for the Boston Marathon. Barriers of every type obstruct Izzy’s path to Boston. Can they stop her? Supporters of every age see in her the will and the talent to win, and they joyfully join her in the realization of a destiny too long delayed.

My Review
Never Too Late by Lawrence W. Gold 

In our youth obsessed society, Lawrence W. Gold invites us to take a look at an accomplished 60 year-old woman who undertakes one of the biggest challenges in her life. Once again we are taken behind the scenes of Brier Hospital where the drama and trauma is as palpable as on the patients’ floors. For Izzy,her hard training and success as a runner becomes an uphill battle as she becomes the victim of a smear campaign that questions not only whether she has cheated, but her very integrity. With her heart set on running the Boston Marathon, one year after the hideous bombing, her brutal training, and the pressures of public scrutiny make her even more determined to run. Will she be ready? As the public weighs in either for or against her, Izzy discovers that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Lawrence W. Gold blends his knowledge of the medical world with the mystery and intrigue of the competitive world of racing, training and reaching for that one moment of fame and personal accomplishment. He writes with a dry tone that allows the reader to add their own emotion and tension as each page flies past. I enjoy a good mystery, love medically related books and Lawrence W. Gold gave me both in one fabulous read.

I received this copy from Lawrence W. Gold in exchange for my honest review.

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