Safe with Me: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2014

Duration: 10 hours 23 minutes

Summary:

The screech of tires brought Hannah Scott’s world as she knew it to a devastating end. A year after she signed the papers to donate her daughter’s organs, Hannah is still reeling with grief when she unexpectedly stumbles into the life of the Bell family, whose child, Maddie, survived only because hers had died. Mesmerized by this fragile connection to her own daughter and afraid to reveal who she actually is, Hannah develops a surprising friendship with Maddie's mother, Olivia, who is wrestling with a secret grief of her own…

Olivia Bell had almost worked up the courage to leave her powerful husband when their daughter, Maddie, was diagnosed with a dangerous autoimmune liver disorder. Eight years later, a successful transplant saves fifteen-year-old Maddie’s life, but also serves to further bind Olivia to a man who makes her miserable. He provides them a lavish lifestyle and security…though at what cost? When Hannah appears in their lives and soon suspects that there's a dark side to the marriage, Olivia believes she’s finally found a person she can trust…

Maddie Bell wishes she was someone else. Tired of the limits her poor health puts upon her and fearful of her father’s increasing rage, Maddie regularly escapes into the one place where she can be anyone she wants – the Internet. When she is finally well enough to return to school, Maggie begins to let go of the virtual identity she has created and tries to fit in with other kids her age. But the real world proves to be just as complicated as the isolated bubble she had been so eager to escape...

When all is revealed, each woman must come to terms with the secrets they’ve kept, and in the end, decide whether or not the bonds they’ve built can withstand the weight of truth.

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