Safe with Me

Safe with Me

by Amy Hatvany
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Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476704418
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 301,684
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Hatvany is the author of six novels, including Somewhere Out There and Safe With Me. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her family.

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Safe with Me: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book up till the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a huge waste of time and money. The characters are boring, and without depth or even a tinge of likability , and the plot lines are predictable. The book is over-written and filled with sophomoric descriptions; I was able to skip paragraphs, often entire pages, without losing content.The book is depressing, dealing with death and abuse and regret, with no logical resolution. Try Whistling Past the Graveyard, The Orphan Train, The Visible City for a better reading adventure..
Thiltpold More than 1 year ago
This book flowed well and was easy to read. The abusive relationship added an element of curiosity and concern. KInd of a neat concept that a donor family could actually meet the person they donated to. It's uplifting in a way.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
This is my fifth book by Amy, with a rating of ALL 5 Stars; however, can honestly say, SAFE WITH ME is an award-winning book, rightly deserving to be at the top of the list as recipient of Best Fiction of 2014, and to remain on the NY Times Bestseller list for months to come . . . Wow, 5 stars does not seem appropriate, as this compelling book is so deserving of at least a 10 star review—without a doubt, the best book I have read this year (82nd book read YTD, March has not ended yet). When I give a 5 star rating, it is due to a number of criteria, with the main one, “not being able to put the book down”. So when you run across a book such as, SAFE WITH ME, five stars seems inadequate, as deserving of so much more. (you want to blog and tell all your friends to buy this book, TODAY)! I knew the first time I read one of Amy’s books, she would be one of my favorite authors for life. Everything she writes is so masterfully crafted, reflective of her talents as a highly skilled author, speaking from the heart with honestly, sensitivity and humor. She is not afraid to tackle highly charged subjects such as alcoholism, grief, critical illness, sickness, abuse, family drama, relationships, social subjects, death, bullying, and organ donation. From the first page, I was hooked! There are some strong women characters here, and the topics Hatvany selected, and brilliant way she was able to skillfully create a path for each of these woman to connect and intersect, was outstanding! The characters had so many flaws, yet she used them in such a delicate way to create a positive and warm feel and take away, for her readers and fans. (I also enjoy her acknowledgement with the creation of her stories, as inspiring). SAFE WITH ME, had so much meaning from the emotional to the physical. From creating false identity and hope of oneself, coping with insecurities and dishonesty, fabricating stories and lies created by fear, and continuing to keep feelings and actions buried deeper, for a more serious outcome. I especially related to the abuse topic, as was a victim in a similar situation with a wealthy, controlling second husband, with Jekyll and Hyde, Sleeping with the Enemy type personality, as James; in so much, I could almost predict his next move (as bad or worse) with painful memories resurfacing, as I turned the pages of this realistic plight. Maddie’s first hand struggle as patient and afterwards as a transplant survivor was heart breaking, as she is attempting to survive in world new to her, while dealing with her own guilt and prison, within her own home. In addition, how social media and technology played a huge part in the storyline and narrative, as well as how teens can become involved in such peer pressure with such tactics as bullying, shoplifting, as well as online attempts to help make themselves to fit in and be more acceptable. There are so many dynamics to this powerful and riveting story which will keep you turning well into the night, with your heart pounding to see what coming around the corner. I could write more; however, will stop to save room for others. We all need friendships, encouragement and support to help those in time of need through grief, with domestic shelters, and support groups. An amazing story, which will live on well after the last page. Hats off Amy – this is a winner! A genuine thank you for the courage, tenacity, and commitment to craft such a remarkable story. I highly recomme
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's just so wonderful to try to find just ONE review of this book.......but no. Just stupid blather from silly stupid kids playing dumb games. I doubt these babies are even smart enough to read a book. B & N better get on the ball and delete these idiots before this review place is ruined for all your adult book buyers!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks at Kristy. "I still don't know if can trust." I say turning. I walk to "powers" res 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please! It wasnt me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sorry zach ..it was an opportunity to find a name and liked to use..i never meant for any of this to happen...and im not stalking im trying to make things right