REVIEW : How to Save a Life by Emma Scott


July 1, 2016


reviewed for


Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              How to Save a Life

Author :           Emma Scott

Series :            n/a

Release date :   February 9th 2016

Rating :           5 Stars


Blurb : Josephine Clark is trapped. A harrowing past haunts her every time she looks in the mirror, and she can’t escape the violence of her everyday life. More and more, her thoughts turn to Evan Salinger, the boy she knew in high school. The boy they called a mental case. A loner. A freak. The boy who seemed to know things no one could know. For a few short weeks, Jo had found perfect solace in Evan’s company, sneaking every night to meet him at the local pool. In the cool of the water and the warmth of Evan’s arms around her, Jo had tasted something close to happiness. Cruel circumstances tore them apart, and four years later, the sweet memory of their time together is dissolving under the punishing reality of Jo’s life now. Evan seems like a fading dream…until he reappears at the moment she needs him most. Guided by Evan’s strange intuition, they flee her small Louisiana town, and Jo begins to suspect there is something more to his sudden return than he admits.Over twelve days across America’s heartland, deep secrets come to light, buried pasts are unearthed, and the line between dreams and reality is blurred as Evan and Jo fight to hold on to their soul-deep love, and discover that there is more than one way to save a life.


***How to Save a Life is a complete second-chance STANDALONE novel with shades of the paranormal. It carries the characters from high school through to their early twenties. It is not YA; mature subject matter, and sexual situations.


TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence (on the page) and mention of sexual abuse (off the page) For readers 18 years and up.


Review : This book mad me think of a lot of things … To say it was surprising would be downplaying … and I think you could open a new genre for it called “Third chance” because without spoilers – I think “Second” is not fitting. In a lot of ways it reminds me of the writing style of Amy Harmon in particular it reminds me of “Infinity + One” – even though the plot is different. But there is just something in the subtext that speaks to me. So if you liked Amy Harmons books – I am quite positive that you will like this one as well.


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