Rescue - Anita Shreve
#1 Posted 22/02/2012 23:40:47
Another author who just keeps getting better and better - this had me hooked from start to finish, loved it. Anyone else?
Is love always worth saving - no matter what the cost? The car crash should have killed her. But rookie paramedic Peter Webster takes the emergency call, and helps the young woman, Sheila Arsenault, to survive. After the accident, she haunts his thoughts, despite his misgivings about getting involved with a patient. Soon he is embroiled in an intense love affair and in Sheila's troubled life. Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off course and for the first time in their quiet life together Peter fears for her future. He seeks out the only person who may be able to help Rowan, although Sheila's return is sure to unleash all the questions Peter has been carefully keeping at bay: Why would a mother leave her family? How did the marriage of two people in love unravel?
Anita Shreve is the author of many acclaimed works, including Eden Close, The Weight of Water, The Last Time They Met, Sea Glass, All He Ever Wanted, Light on Snow, Testimony and Rescue. She lives in Massachusetts. She was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for the Weight of Water. Her books have sold 15 million copies in the English language worldwide.