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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st Printing edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312380828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312380823
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“You won’t be able to put this one down.”---Jodi Picoult, author of Sing You Home and House Rules

"Powerful, provocative, and page-turning!"--Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Heart of the Matter and Something Borrowed

“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
 
“A novel packed with excitement and emotion, Save Me is a gut-clenching, heart-stirring read.”--Sandra Brown, author of Tough Customer
 
"...a satisfying, nail-biting thriller."--Publishers Weekly

“Heart-pounding! Open up Save Me, and save yourself with a great book.”--Lisa Gardner, author of Live to Tell

“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

"Save Me is thrilling and infused with love. Brilliant, I couldn’t put it down.”--Louise Penny, author of Bury Your Dead

 

 

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award--winning author of eighteen novels. She has served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and her recent novel Look Again has been optioned for a feature film. She is a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and her columns have been collected in two books and optioned for television. She has 25 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets. Visit her at www.lisascottoline.com.


More About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels including her most recent, THINK TWICE, and also writes a weekly column, called Chick Wit, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has won many honors and awards, notably the Edgar Award, given for excellence in crime fiction, and the Fun Fearless Female Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine. She also teaches a course she created, called Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and regularly does speaking engagements. There are twenty-five million copies of her books in print, and she is published in over thirty other countries.Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her array of disobedient pets.

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The book was just too wordy.
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Kept my interest to the very end.
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85 of 91 people found the following review helpful By mzglorybe TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 28, 2012
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Scottoline's newest domestic drama revolves around Jill, a woman who seemingly has her life all together, three years after a bad divorce. Jill is a pediatrician, happy with her life and successful career, then her past knocks at her door in the form of her EX-step-daughter Abby. She is drunk and distraught because her father (Jill's "ex" of course) is dead. She believes her father was murdered, even if the police don't and implores Jill to help her prove it.

Jill's fiance, Sam, the man of her dreams, doesn't want her to get involved with her ex's disturbed and rude daughters, who can blame him? These are "ex's" afterall, who are shallow and self-centered. Jill has a 13 year old daughter at home who is a great kid, her grown step-daughters are of questionable character, are unkind and rude to her, and yet Jill seems to put the step-daughters needs ahead of her own daughter. I didn't much like Jill. She accepts the stepdaughters insults so graciously, she practically turns the other cheek. A little stretch, in my humble opinion. We are led to believe that a woman of Jill's intelligence would risk everything personal and professional to turn amateur sleuth in order to prove that "once a (step)mother, always a mother" and that there is no expiration date on motherhood.

Personally, I didn't like many of the characters, they just didn't draw me in emotionally. It was pretty "hollywood-ish" with chase scenes, shootings, undercover agents and bad guys. The twists and turns kept it entertaining, for those that like beach-reading, but I like more substance to my reading. I think Scottoline should stick to her crime/justice novels.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on April 14, 2012
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Sorry but that was really bad. Jill's quest for the truth is totally unrealistic not to say unbelievable. There is a host of cardboard characters -including some police officers who don't seem to know what to do and some skulking villains. Above all there is a surfeit of emotional outbursts from mommy love to puppy love. Yet there is a fairly creditable underlying story, and a few people such as Sam, Megan or Katie to give it substance. Unfortunately the central character is - totally out of character. By the time everything is explained, the reader can't care less and wonders how come Scottoline put her name to the book.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By OrchidSlayer VINE VOICE on April 2, 2012
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I have read and enjoyed other books by this author, but was disappointed with this one. The plot was good - a pediatrician's ex-husband dies and her former step-daughter thinks he was murdered. The doctor then puts her life on hold to try to solve the mystery. It also addresses the special issues that blended families often deal with.

The book was just too wordy. I had a lot of trouble getting into the beginning and kept eyeing the other books waiting to be read. Again, the plot was good (although not terribly believable), but it needed to be about 1/3 shorter. I won't be recommending this to anyone.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By SuZeeQ on June 13, 2012
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Usually enjoy Lisa Scottoline books. This one is truly awful. Boring, repetitive and with regard to the audio book... the narrator simple overdoes her 'performance.' I found myself rolling my eyes several times & wondering if it was a good idea to finish the story. We get that Jill is a Mom... really, we understand. No need to keep reminding the readers.
Pass this one by. Not worth your time or your money.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amy Leemon VINE VOICE on March 28, 2012
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"Come Home" covers two topics. It's a murder mystery but also tackles the subject of motherhood - specifically, when does the obligation and responsibility stop for a child.

In this case, Abby is Jill's grown stepdaughter. When Jill's ex-husband dies under circumstances Abby thinks are suspicious, she goes to Jill for help.

Even tho she hasn't heard from Abby for years, Jill is drawn into her story and as a result her own family (Megan - her teenage daughter and Sam, her fiancee) is disrupted. When Abby disappears after her father's funeral, Jill becomes totally obsessed at the expense of her career and family.

I had a bit of a hard time with this book because I really didn't like Jill and I knew she was supposed to be a sympathetic character. She was too impulsive and reckless and she never settled down enough to listen to any reason. I doubt that any single mother would take such risks so she never became believable.

The story did have some very interesting twists and surprises toward the end which made it well worth reading.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lindaz Reviewz on May 2, 2012
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I usually love Lisa Scottoline's books and assumed that I'd love this one as well. But Jill is the most annoying main character ever! She's like a dog with a bone ... she won't let go of her slimy ex-husband and his spoiled kids. I'm determined to get through it but it is very difficult. Jill makes me so angry. Her daughter Megan is more mature than she is. Give it a rest!! Running around like a crazed woman looking for a black SUV with a headlight out. I was actually cheering for the SUV when she was chasing it down the road. I'm very disappointed that Ms Scottoline would author such a work. It is not up to the high level of work she usually does.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina on June 6, 2012
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I would not recommend this book to anyone. It was boring and the dialogue the first 20 pages or so were nothings but "I love you" and "I love you" back and it went on and on. I didn't really like any of the characters either. I don't think I will buy any more of Lisa Scottoline's books. The last ones have been awful.
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