Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Book Review: Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Review: Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Recently a friend posted on Facebook that she was reading "Save Me" by Lisa Scottoline and from her description of it, I just knew I had to read it.

Lisa Scottoline was an author I had not heard of and the title "Save Me" and the description by my friend had me intrigued. So I immediately went online and checked out my local library for the book and put a hold on it. Shortly after I was notified it was in.

Once I started reading this book I could not put it down. The story line in this book flowed so naturally, largely because of how realistic the setting was. This could have been anyone of us parents, experiencing a typical day in our lives. Taking children to school, volunteering, helping with homework, etc these are all parts our daily lives. So when something goes inexplicably wrong during such a normal (everyday) task what would this do to your life?

The author did a very good job of making the characters seem realistic and people that I think everyone can identify with. There are also some very current topics covered such as bullying, which as we all know has become quite the issue. This book will appeal to a vast majority of mothers who will surely identify with the mother in the story. For she is one of us, an everyday woman doing what she can for her child. So when faced with a difficult moral choice, save your child or help another which do you make? And how do you live with the aftermath of your decision? How would this affect your family, the school, the children, your relationships, friendships? There are some very deep and meaningful thoughts explored in this book which will have you hooked from the beginning and asking yourself, what would you do?

I am now going to have to check out some of this author's other books, I was online checking out her website and am definitely looking forward to reading "Look Again" a book that I think I will thoroughly enjoy. It appears that it will follow a similar approach to "Save Me" in that it touches on a very real subject, of Adoption and Child Abductions.

I can't wait to find out how single mom Ellen will deal with discovering the child she adopted might be the child whose picture she sees on the missing children’s poster in her mailbox. But I shall need to wait until after the Holidays to be over to start reading. Keep your eye out for my review of "Look Again" in the New Year. "Look Again" was chosen as Target's "Bookmarked Book Club Pick", and chosen as "One of the Best Novels of the Year" by the Washington Post.

The majority of this authors other books appear to be more the mystery/suspense genre which I enjoy too. If only I had more time to read. Check out her website for a listing of all her books.

Have you read any books by this author?

This review is 100% me, I was not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Always looking for a great book! Thanks for sharing! New follower from the Loving the Weekend blog hops!

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    Always Wendy