How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke puts a new twist on Groundhog Day, and I am here for it!
A quick synopsis: when Dom bumps into Mia, his ex-fiancee that he never got over, he sees it as a sign. He’s thrilled to have a second chance with the one that got away. But things don’t go according to plan. In fact, they cause Dom to question everything he thinks he knows about his life.
On their first date together after they’re reunited, a tragic accident occurs and Mia is killed. Dom is heartbroken. But then, he wakes up the next morning, and realizes he’s re-living the same day again.
But day after day, no matter what he does to try to change what happens, it seems Mia’s fate is sealed. Can he figure out a way to save her?
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How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke: My Thoughts
This story breathed new life into the Groundhog Day phenomenon, using love and regret as a catalyst. It somehow managed to be both enjoyable and heart-wrenching at the same time. As the story unfolded, I was increasingly curious as to how things would end up.
I don’t think I’ve really read a romantic suspense before, and I’m so glad I gave this one a chance! I’m a big fan of genre-mashups, and this one worked really well. I can totally see this being made into a movie.
I think the only thing I didn’t love as much was a slight repetitive feeling. But you can’t really do a Groundhog Day-type book without that, can you?
Overall, How to Save a Life was an entertaining and thought-provoking read! Great for fans of thrillers and romance alike.
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars
(Publication date: July 14th, 2020. Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for the review copy!)
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