Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Save Me"

Kristyn Kusek Lewis is the author of the novels Save Me (2014) and How Lucky You Are (2012), both from Grand Central. A former magazine editor, she has been writing for national publications for nearly twenty years.

She applied the Page 69 Test to Save Me and reported the following:
From page 69:
I take a deep breath and get out of the car…I made a conscious decision to not analyze what I’m doing, but walking through the parking lot, I can’t help but start. I’m so angry and yet…I love him. I want to help him. I feel out of place and like this is the only place where I can be. The voice on the phone—the only man I’ve ever really loved, my husband—needs me. I need to be needed. Am I here because it’s good for him or good for me?
Daphne Mitchell, the main character in Save Me, is reeling. The book is about the disintegration of a marriage, a tragic accident, and ultimately, forgiveness. Daphne is blindsided at the beginning of the book when her husband tells her he’s met somebody else, and in the course of her grappling with what to do with his confession, something else happens that sends her sinking further. You know that feeling that you had as a kid, bodysurfing in the ocean, when a wave would break over your head and send you tumbling under the surf and you weren’t sure for that split-second whether you’d ever break the surface? That’s where Daphne is emotionally on page 69.
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--Marshal Zeringue