How to Save a Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon

I had an advance reviewer’s copy of this book, but when I saw the audio available on my Kindle account, I took the chance to listen to it instead of reading it. The narrator did a good job, but the book was not for me.

It is always hard to make a repetitive situation seem engrossing, and the authors, in this case, tried their best, but my heart was not in it. We have our lead Dom who is reliving a day where he goes out with his ex-fiancée and loses her on the same day. It takes him a couple of days to get to grips with what is going on around him but then once he does, he uses all the information in his power to find a way to break the loop. Now, here is where I had a problem: From the very first time the day repeats there are things Dom thinks, hears but still does not use that information to figure out the crux of the situation. It was overtly obvious about the emotions of all the supporting cast. It was well written, and I actually could finish the book, which speaks to the quality of it. Despite finishing the book though, I did find my mind drifting at every next day and hoping it would be the Thursday that he figures it out. There is not much more I can say since the entirety of the plot if basically as simple as I described above.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

Normally here’s where I list my KU reads but I have skipped almost three other reviews so I am going to give the queue a rest and maybe once I get those reviews out (I intend to link them with the sequels)

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