"In this historical novel based on a true story, a man operates as a doctor in both the United States and Ireland, despite having only a GED and a handful of forged credentials. O'Connor's (The Barbarossa Covenant, 2015) novel straddles fiction and nonfiction, as he crafted much of it from documents from a real-life acquaintance. An intimate look at a life lived as a lie."
--- Kirkus Reviews
"The story of Desmond Donahue (not his real name) is so fascinating that I could hardly put it aside. O'Connor's story is so believable, one tends to overlook the fiction part."
Virginia Luger-- Bismark Tribune
"Fine entertainment filled with plenty of food for thought. Indeed, it's a lavish buffet."
Phil Jason, Ph.D. -- Florida Weekly
"If you like the book or the film Catch Me If You Can then this crime story about a lonely man on the run, afraid ever to make friends or allow himself to find love, might be for you."
Ryanan Cl G. Veave -- Scene Magazine
"Do the ends justify the means? Desmond Donahue would surely say no. His fascinating story is a lesson for us all."
Doug Gallogly -- Times of the Islands
"An impressively well written and inherently fascinating read from beginning to end, "The Wrong Road Home" showcases Ian A. O'Connor as a compelling, talented and exceptionally skillful author. Very highly recommended for community library collections."
John Burroughs -- Midwest Book Review"
"I highly recommend this book. It was fascinating and entertaining. Because it is based on a true story and a real person it has a depth that some novels lack. Personally, I cannot wait to read Ian A. O'Connor's other books both fiction and non-fiction."
Laura Hartman -- Writeknit
The Wrong Road Home based on the true story of Dr. Desmond Donahue captures readers from the first page.
Carol Hoyer -- Reader Views
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