Safe With Me

Safe With Me

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
After their fifteen-year-old daughter Maddie survives a successful transplant, Olivia is bound to her abusive husband now more than ever, while Maddie re-enters the real world only to find it more complicated.

& Taylor

After their 15-year-old daughter Maddie survives a successful transplant, Olivia is bound to her abusive husband now more than ever, while Maddie, terrified of her father's increasing rage, re-enters the real world only to find it more complicated than the isolation she had been so eager to escape. Original.

Simon and Schuster
A "compelling and thought-provoking" (Kristin Hannah) novel about two mothers and one daughter who are linked by tragedy and bound by secrets, from the acclaimed author of Heart Like Mine.

The screech of tires brought Hannah Scott’s world as she knew it to a devastating end. A year after she signed the papers to donate her daughter’s organs, Hannah is still reeling with grief when she unexpectedly stumbles into the life of the Bell family, whose fifteen-year-old daughter, Maddie, survived only because Hannah’s daughter had died. Mesmerized by this fragile connection to her own daughter and afraid to reveal who she actually is, Hannah develops a surprising friendship with Maddie’s mother, Olivia.

The Bells, however, have problems of their own. Once on the verge of leaving her wealthy but abusive husband, Olivia now finds herself bound to him in the wake of the transplant that saved their daughter’s life. Meanwhile, Maddie, tired of the limits her poor health puts upon her and fearful of her father’s increasing rage, regularly escapes into the one place where she can be anyone she wants: the Internet. But when she is finally healthy enough to return to school, the real world proves to be just as complicated as the isolated bubble she had been so eager to escape.

A masterful narrative shaped by nuanced characters whose delicate bonds are on a collision course with the truth, Safe with Me is a riveting triumph.

Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781476704418
Call Number: FIC HAT
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 21 cm


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May 06, 2017

Could not put it down.

Jul 09, 2014

I pulled this from a Summer Book List and wasn't sure I would enjoy reading it at first. I feel it would be a good choice for a women's book club. Hannah deals with trust issues and loosing a child. Olivia deals with an abusive relationship and a sick child. James just has issues. Maddie is dealing with having been sick for several years, a transplant, and just trying to fit in with other teenages. Hatvany ties them all together in a web.

Apr 23, 2014

If you like cheesy Lifetime movies then you are probably the target audience for this book.


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