From the New York Times bestselling author of Think Twice and Look Again comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice
Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly's school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a mean girl who's been bullying her daughter. Her fears come true when the bullying begins, sending Melly to the bathroom in tears. Just as Rose is about to follow after her daughter, a massive explosion goes off in the kitchen, sending the room into chaos. Rose finds herself faced with the horrifying decision of whether or not to run to the bathroom to rescue her daughter or usher Amanda to safety. She believes she has accomplished both, only to discover that Amanda, for an unknown reason, ran back into the school once out of Rose's sight. In an instance, Rose goes from hero to villain as the small community blames Amanda's injuries on her. In the days that follow, Rose's life starts to fall to pieces, Amanda's mother decides to sue, her marriage is put to the test, and worse, when her daughter returns to school, the bullying only intensifies. Rose must take matters into her own hands and get down to the truth of what really happened that fateful day in order to save herself, her marriage and her family.
In the way that Look Again had readers questioning everything they thought they knew about family, Save Me will have readers wondering just how far they would go to save the ones they love. Lisa Scottoline is writing about real issues that resonate with real women, and the results are emotional, heartbreaking and honest.
At the start of this gut-wrenching stand-alone from bestseller Scottoline (Think Twice), an explosion rips through the nearly empty cafeteria of Reesburgh (Pa.) Elementary School. Lunch mother Rose McKenna leads two girls to safety before racing to rescue her own daughter, Melly, but Rose soon learns that she may face both civil and criminal charges for her heroics because one of the girls she saved was seriously injured in the resulting fire that killed three school staff members. The tension rises as the united front presented by Rose and her lawyer husband, Leo Ingrassia, begins to disintegrate in the face of media demands, legal maneuverings, and social pressures. Rose must also deal with school bullying (Melly has a noticeable facial blemish), difficult legal problems, and her husband's reaction when a secret from her past is revealed. Scottoline melds it all into a satisfying nail-biting thriller sure to please her growing audience. 400,000 first printing; author tour.
Still one of my favorite books. Well written and every character was well planned.
Omg, Lisa Scottoline does it again. I couldn’t put this book down for the life of me. I’ve read many of this authors books but this has to be her best book yet. A roller coaster ride I never wanted to get of from.
This book was about a mother Rose who tried to save her daughter Melly along with her daughters bully Amanda from a school fire. Only problem is that Amanda decides to run back into the fire and gets hurt. Of course Rose gets blamed for what Amanda did since she didn’t like Amanda for bullying her daughter. But who was really at fault. How did the fire start? Was the fire accidentally or was it set on purpose?
Ok so let me start off by saying that I loved this book very much. I especially loved the characters. My favorite was Rose, the mom who had to save her daughter and her bully. She was put in an impossible situation and made the best out of a bad situation. I wouldn’t have a clue on what I would do if i was put it that situation. I might not make the same decision that Rose did. It really makes you think what would you do? I also loved the way Rose would not give up on finding out what caused the fire. She wanted to know what happened and was going to find out no matter what kind of trouble she could get herself in. She was very brave but when you’re a mom you will do whatever it takes especially when your child was involved. Now on to the story line. It was very interesting and very fast paced. I was racing through each chapter to find out happened next. I was not going to put this book down until I finished. I was up half the night and only took a break for the necessities. It was just that good. That ending was crazy and I couldn’t believe it. There was so many Easter Eggs that lead up to the end. It all finally made sense. It was wrapped up so nicely. Kudos to Lisa Scottoline.
Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
It was easy to read and kept your attention.