After DNF’ing a few books off my shelf recently, I turned to the local library for salvation!  I’ve just read and loved ‘Before The Fall’ by the same author and early signs are that I’m going to feel the same way about this one!  The Good Father tells the story of a Father who’s son shoots the next president and how they deal with the aftermath of this.

One thing I have learnt so far is where the saying ‘your name is mud’ comes from.  Dr Samuel Mudd, the civil-war era surgeon set John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln.  For helping Booth, Mudd was tried as an accomplice and jailed.  His name became a symbol of disgrace, disgust – love it when you learn something new from a book!

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