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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (March 24 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031238078X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312380786
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #451,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Are you a good mother if you save your child from disaster?  What if it means sacrificing another's child?  In SAVE ME, Lisa Scottoline walks readers into this charged moral dilemma and then takes them on an intense, breathless ride. You won't be able to put this one down." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of SING YOU HOME and HOUSE RULES

"A novel packed with excitement and emotion, SAVE ME is a gut-clenching, heart-stirring read." --Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Tough Customer

"An emotionally riveting novel that explores the depths of one mother's love for her daughter. Powerful, provocative, and page-turning!" --Emily Giffin, new York Times bestselling author of Heart of the Matter and Something Borrowed.

"Heart-pounding!  Scottoline provides the perfect combination of explosive action, twisting turns, and genuine emotion in this exciting novel of an ordinary mom going to extraordinary lengths for her daughter.  Open up SAVE ME, and save yourself with a great book." --Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Love You More

"From one shock to the next, only a mom's courage and love bring justice. Nerves on edge, heart pounding, and heart-wrenching, SAVE ME is thrilling and infused with love. Brilliant, I couldn't put it down." --Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author of Bury Your Dead

“A white-hot crossover novel about the perils of mother love.  Scottoline, shifts gears at every curve with the cool efficiency of a NASCAR driver.” --Kirkus Reviews

“At the quick pace of a thriller, Scottoline masterfully fits every detail into a tight plot chock-full of real characters, real issues, and real thrills. A story anchored by the impenetrable power of a mother’s love, it begs the question, just how far would you go to save your child?” --Booklist

"The Scottoline we love as a virtuoso of suspense, fast actionand intricate plot is back in top form in “Save Me.” --The Washington Post

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dianne E. Socci-Tetro on June 21 2011
Format: Hardcover
Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

If you enjoy the type of novels that want you to ask yourself the hard 'what if' or 'what would I do in this type of situation' questions, then you may find this novel interesting'at least for the first 8 or 10 chapters, because that is what this novel asks you to do. It tries to ask you to put yourself in a situation that may make you uncomfortable, unpopular and may even call you ethics into question.

Or, after ten chapters you may do like me and simply roll your eyes at the antics of the 'heroine' and want to call it a day. While the story could have been 'all that and a bag of chips' the stilted dialogue, unsympathetic characters, outlandishly unrealistic plot makes this a difficult read to take seriously or to even simply like. The plot is all over the place with no rhyme or reason, and some secondary stories just seem thrown in willy-nilly. For the life of me I cannot see why Ms Scottoline did things like this.. The main story of our heroine taking flak for supposedly saving her child above any other child, would have been sufficient to carry this book. The author chooses to throw in revelations that really had no bearing on the story and childish antics that has the heroine finding out that there was a nefarious plot going on to kill several people. Frankly, just the 'what if' idea was enough for an entire book.

Sadly, I expected so much more from an author of this caliber.
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By saf on Feb. 7 2014
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Fast moving and descriptive. Images formed quickly and vividly Characters were strong yet vulnerable. Recommend this author and book. Enjoy.
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The first book I read of hers, Look Again, I couldn't put down. This one was just as good. Always an unexpected twist with her novels. Made me think about the volunteer work I do myself. I will definitely read more of her books.
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LOVED THE BOOK
READING MORE OF THIS AUTHOR
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By grammy 61 on Feb. 5 2012
Format: Hardcover
First one of her books I read and I found it an easy read. I really enjoyed the book. But it sure makes you think about what you may take on next time you are asked to help out for something.
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