Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington

26th March 2017

What the publisher says:

A teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next?

Your daughter is in danger. But can you trust her?

When Karen Finch’s seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie arrives home after a night out, drunk and accompanied by police officers, no one is smiling the morning after. But Sophie remembers nothing about how she got into such a state.

Twelve hours later, Sophie’s friend Amy has still not returned home. Then the body of a young woman is found.

Karen is sure that Sophie knows more than she is letting on. But Karen has her own demons to fight. She struggles to go beyond her own door without a panic attack.

As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving on to another – Sophie.


What I say:

Sophie is brought home by police officers in a vulnerable state, having been found wandering drunk and alone on the outskirts of town.  Her incoherent ramblings mean nothing to any of them until one of her friends is found dead.

Mum Karen suspects from the start that Sophie knows more than she is prepared to say and sets about investigating herself.  There is just one problem – Karen is agoraphobic and hasn’t left the house alone for years.  Slowly Karen uncovers more information and Sophie begins to open up.   Gradually they realise that this is connected to Karen and her secrets.

All in all this is a fast paced read which raises all sorts of questions.  What would you do in this situation?

Rating 4 out of 5

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