Monday, February 7, 2011

Mailbox Monday - In This Way I Was Saved

I received for review In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

On a chilly November afternoon, six-year-old Luke Nightingale's life changes forever. On the playground across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he encounters Daniel. Soon the boys are hiding from dinosaurs and shooting sniper rifles. Within hours, Luke and his mother, Claire, are welcoming Daniel into their Upper East Side apartment -- and their lives.

Daniel and Luke are soon inseparable. With his parents divorcing, Luke takes comfort in having a near-constant playmate. But there's something strange about Daniel, who is more than happy to bind himself to the Nightingales. The divorce has cut Luke's father out of the picture, and as his increasingly fragile mother struggles with the insidious family depression, Daniel -- shrewd, adventurous, and insightful -- provides Luke both recreation and refuge.

As Luke grows from a child to an adolescent to a young man, he realizes that as much as his mother needs him, Daniel needs him more. Jealous of Luke's other attachments, Daniel moves from gestures of friendship into increasingly sinister manipulations. In the end, Luke finds himself in a daily battle for control of his own life -- wondering whether he or Daniel will emerge victorious.

Brian DeLeeuw's debut is a haunting and provocative story of a family's love and madness that you will not be able to put down.


  1. Wow, just that description has me hooked :)
    Sounds like a great read...hope you enjoy it.

  2. This sounds like a good one, and what a great cover!

  3. The book girl-Thanks! for stopping by.

    Anna & Serena- Thank-you & for hopping by.

    Bermudaonion- It is a neat cover,thanks! again for coming by.

  4. Wow, that's an attention getter! I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on this one. Enjoy!

  5. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too :)

  6. I hope it's as good as the synopsis!

  7. This sounds disturbing!

    Thanks for visiting today!!

  8. Hi Mary Ann,

    I just wrote a comment but my laptop threw a fit when I tried to post, so hopefully it isn't going to surface later ..... Here goes again!

    Your book this week sounds terrifyingly sinister and dark. Daniel is obviously a very disturbed young man and who knows what he is capable of or what he is going to do next. This is definitely my kind of book, something that you just can't put down and ideally to be read in one sitting. The Cover art is also captivating.

    This has gone straight to the top of all my lists, as a must read, thanks for the recommendation.


  9. I love the cover for this book.

    The designer did a fabulous job.

    Enjoy the read.

  10. Sounds really interesting. Happy reading!

  11. That description really got me interested. Let me know when you have written a review for this one! :)

  12. Kaye, Virginiebarbeau, Carolsnotebook, Brooke, Marcia, Jess- Thank-you for coming by

    Mary- I hope so to

    CMash- Yes, it does

    Fiction books- Your welcome, I hope you enjoy it

    Staci- it does, thanks!

    Majanka- will do, thanks!

    Aisle B- I agree

  13. The cover made me do a double take! :) I've not heard of this book, but will definitely keep my eye out for it.

  14. Sounds different! Sorry I am late to comment but the week has been rushed!