A provocative and compelling novel about two mothers and one daughter who are linked by tragedy and bound by secrets.
With the horrific screech of tyres, Hannah Scott's world as she knew it is brought to a devastating end.
One year after the accident, Hannah is still discouraging all attempts by family and friends to help her resume her normal life. But when her path crosses with Olivia Bell and her daughter Maddie who is finally on the way to recovery after a serious illness, Hannah develops a surprisingly close friendship with Olivia in a short time.
The Bells, however, have problems of their own. Many times on the verge of leaving her wealthy but abusive husband, Olivia now finds herself bound to him as never before in the wake of Maddie's illness.
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 live her life in the way she's longed to do, 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 finely drawn characters whose fragile bonds are on a collision course with the truth, Safe with Me is a triumph.
Amy was born in Seattle, the youngest of three children. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed. Soon followed a variety of jobs - some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes; others which she merely tolerated, like receptionist.
In 1998, Amy finally decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on her passion: writing books. She is the author of Best Kept Secret, Outside the Lines, The Language of Sisters and, most recently, Heart Like Mine.
For more about Amy and her books, please visit www.amyhatvany.com.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format
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