How To Save A Life by Clare Swatman

How To Save A Life
.ePUB, 290 pages
Expected Publication: 08 Jun 2022
By: Boldwood Books

About The Book:
One night in December, twenty-two year old Ted Green makes his way to Waterloo Bridge determined to end his life. Lonely, despairing and utterly hopeless, it seems the only choice to make. That same night in December, Marianne Cooper is running away from a party. Having found her boyfriend in a passionate clinch with someone else, Marianne can’t get away fast enough. But as she makes her way along London’s South Bank, a figure catches her eye on top of the bridge. Then she sees him, a man ready to jump. When Marianne saves Ted’s life, this night in December becomes one they’ll never forget, but as Ted watches Marianne leave in a black taxi, all he can think is he should have asked her name.

My Review:
Last December I read and really enjoyed Before We Grow Old by Clare Swatman so when I saw this on NetGalley I just had to have it, I am so happy to report I loved How to Save a Life even more. This story is about Ted, a Gulf War veteran who wants to end his life by jumping off a bridge. We also have Marianne, who just found her boyfriend/boss in flagrante delicto with her friend and co-worker. On her way home, Marianne find Ted on the bridge and convinces him not to jump. 

Their lives intersect in small ways over the years yet they don't actually "meet" and introduce themselves to each other about twelve years later....and they continue the almost and near misses for another eight years after that meeting. It is obvious to the reader that they both have feelings for each other but their timing just never seems to be right. I loved watching these two grow as characters and grow up as well. This book is very romantic without being overly sweet and the plot runs from 1991 to 2011 so there is a lot going on to keep the reader interested. I just loved this book so much and it was wonderful to be taken back in time with these characters.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Clare Swatman and Boldwood Books for the giving of the ARC.

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