By Lillian Ammann (Lillie) on August 17, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionI was attracted to this book because of my interest in domestic violence, and I appreciate the way the author portrayed the horrors of domestic violence in a compelling story. While I really enjoyed the book, two things kept me from giving it five stars: more grammar and spelling errors than expected and the depiction of the crimes as "chapter and verse killings" even though there was no physical evidence that the victims were dead.
By Karen Robbins on September 2, 2013
Format: Kindle EditionNeil Newton has done a great job of character development in The Railroad. While I would prefer my heroes a little less alcoholic, the character of Mike Dobbs and how he reacts to the great changes in his life due to 9/11 and becoming involved with a woman and her daughter escaping the abuse of the little girl's father makes the drunkenness almost reasonable. There is a nice mystery wound through the pages and some suspenseful moments that keep you page turning. Nicely done. A good read.
By Jeffrey A. Burton on October 3, 2013
Format: PaperbackI read this book in 2 nights, usually I take about 3-4. Mike Dobb's journey intrigued me enough that I lost some sleep staying up reading it because I just had to know how it turned out. Dobb's journey through 9/11 was an enlightening section of the book and played into the story quite well. Then his sojourn into what abused people have to deal with is touching and scary at the same time (how many people have to do that? I'd guess more than most of us would like to admit). Although Dobb's character may be questionable at times, he's mostly a good guy and at the end of the book he makes up for any transgressions he's committed (admittedly minor ones), which was a nice touch. I like a book that cleans up after itself and this one does, yet still leaves enough mystery about it, making you want more....will Mike Dobb's journey continue in another book? Let's hope so!
By CinnamonHensel on July 31, 2012
Format: PaperbackVery compelling novel. Where the editing falls short, the story sores. Neil Newton, quickly drew me into his New York world and the terror of 9/11. His tackling of the big issues of abuse, were very well written. His description of New York and New England made me want to get into my car and go on a road trip. Best of all is how he ties everything together in the end. Great character writing all around. I can't wait for his next novel.