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Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
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Jun 23, 12

Read in June, 2012

I enjoyed the beginning chapters and became enthralled with the main character, a mother who has volunteered at her daughter's school to check out a bully situation. The opening sets an action-packed scenario, and then the following chapters see the main character wallowing and finally new information appears like a bolt. While this piece is pivotal, it feels highly contrived to be an emotional yank on the reader. Then the story switches gears completely as the mother goes private eye. I was left wondering what type of book I was reading. After skimming through the "action" of the mom gone detective, I read the resolution and then skimmed the overwrought exposition of the life lesson in the final chapters. By the way, this mom detective is quite the expert in making all the right decisions-who knew it was so easy to solve a complicated murder/bribery/political coverup/business corruption crime, all while helping your child deal with her self-esteem?

So, this is a mom gone detective book. Not my cup of tea, but others may find it entertaining.
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Dale Harcombe i agree with your assessment


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