First Published: January 1st, 2011
This Version Published: November 3rd, 2015
My Star Rating:
BLUF: Quick paced thriller that will hook you from the start, but may leave you with questions in the end.
**I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review**
This book will hook you from the first page and not let you go until you finish. Truly. It’s the first book I have read in a long time that keeps me interested and wanting more. Despite being exhausted, I just had to finish the last 20% of the book last night. I couldn’t bring myself to put this book down.
Someone to Save You begins with our protagonist, Sam Becker, being drawn to a potential suicide – a mother who intends to kill herself and her children by placing their car on the train tracks and waiting to be struck by the next train. What starts as an appreciation for Sam’s heroic actions soon takes a sick twist by opening wounds in Sam’s past and plunging Sam into a living nightmare.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s fast paced and kept me thinking about what I had read so far. Throughout this book, I had suspicions about characters, but could never finger one person or another as the culprit. There was never enough reason to blame one person over another.
I also adored the relationships between the characters in this book. I thought these were well done and believable, although the relationship between Sam and his wife was lacking.
My only issue with this book is that the end leaves the readers with questions. [Spoiler: I am able to find reasoning for the destruction of the Ainsley family and of Miles. It shows a pattern of
insanity the intense destruction our villain enacts against those who cross him. What I don’t understand is how Jody fits into this novel. I understand her desire to help Sam and the Ainsley family is a reaction of anger against Vincent for murdering Mel, but her assistance at the end of the novel doesn’t make any sense. It implies that she started the fire at the facility which could mean a) she exacted revenge for Mel’s death or b) she was in on it. A) doesn’t make sense considering that Anna overheard the bad guys talking about starting the fire and evacuating so… what gives? We will never know. Additionally, like others, I find it to believe that somebody would care about ruining Marcus’ life for over fifteen years.] That said, I wouldn’t let these questions stop you from picking up this book.