How to Save a Life
How to Save a Life is a cross between the movies Groundhog Day and Final Destination. Dom Suarez is reunited with his ex-fiancee Mia ten years after he broke off their engagement. A successful news reporter who lives with his best friend, Lance, Dom has never been able to find anyone quite as special as Mia. Although her wildly outgoing personality had him on edge at times due to his rather introverted nature, he knows that he will never find love with someone like Mia again.
The date is Thursday, June 11th. Dom is excited to meet up with Mia and agrees to go to the fair with her, even though he hates the fair and its crazy rides. As fate would have it, Mia meets an early and violent death while at the fair with Dom. The next day, Dom wakes up and it’s as if he is reliving the same day.
The premise behind the story is not a new one; however, Fenton and Steinke do a great job of making each Thursday more and more progressive as time goes on. Dom gets smarter and tries to figure out how to save Mia’s life by taking her on different dates that he feels are “safe.”
I really enjoyed reading this book and was very much anticipating an amazing ending. I felt the ending was a little disappointing after going through all the days with Dom. To be honest, it was a bit exhausting. Overall, this is a great read but don’t expect anything fancy at the end.
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|Author||Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke|
|Page Count||290 pages|
|Publisher||Lake Union Publishing|
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