by Lisa Scottoline

St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 340 pages

A Lisa Scottoline fan for many years, this reviewer has never been disappointed. Her newest novel Save Me, is no exception. As in all her books, this story is peopled with wonderful and unforgettable characters. They will take the reader down an emotional path littered with heart-pounding danger and a seemingly unsolvable mystery.

The story tells of the trials of Rose McKenna, a mother who is forced to make a split-second life and death decision that leaves her a pariah in her community and facing civil and criminal charges. Searching for justice and answers to what really happened, she faces many terrifying dangers as she uncovers a complex trail of lies and murder. This novel is emotionally charged and filled with fascinating dilemmas and surprising twists. It will have the reader wondering what they would do in similar situations. In every chapter the suspense builds in an exciting progression that makes it difficult to put the book down.

As in all Lisa Scottoline novels, the main characters are endearing and believable, and often heroic. Adept at creating novels about intelligent, courageous women, she never fails to provide inspiration her faithful readers.

Reviewed by Fran Byram