Save Me By Mandasue Heller.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market Ed. edition (28 Dec. 2017)
Description Save Me, is a gritty crime novel by the bestselling author Mandasue Heller.
When Ellie Fisher misses her train home one night, she has no idea that being in the right place at the wrong time will change her life forever.
That night she comes across Gareth, a young man about to take his own life. As far as he’s concerned there is nothing left to live for. Putting her own life in danger, Ellie convinces Gareth there's always something left. Her own life is no bed of roses, she explains, but she always pushes on.
However, good deeds aren’t always repaid the way we want. Has Ellie unwittingly put her life in danger, or is the real danger a lot closer to home?
I love Mandasues books and always have, my favourites being The Front and Tainted Lives. I love books set in and around Manchester as I always feel more involved with the story when you have an idea of an area. Mandasue has a tallent for bringing a real life feel into her fictional characters.
In this book, we meet Ellie Fisher. Right from the off I felt for Ellie, I wanted to have words with her and tell her to open her eyes, to see what was happening to her.
After a while as the story progressed she started to get on my nerves, I couldn't believe that this woman could be so gullible, so... controlled and at times stupid. Then I put the book down and thought about things, and how some women can be and are treated badly by controlling partners, and they don't realise what is going on around them. I then started to feel for her again.
It was a great story line, although I had predicted what was going to happen, and I felt a lot of it was crammed in towards the end. I wanted just that little bit more.
Maybe i'm just greedy, but I felt like something was missing, I didn't feel the usual thrill, the grittiness I usually get from not wanting to put a Mandasue Heller book down.
Yet I still enjoyed it. I still liked it, I feel that as I was screaming and shouting (in my head) at the characters, then the author has done her job getting me involved.
I look forward to seeing what Mandasue has in store for us next.