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.
Saving Sophie is a fast-paced thriller, a book you can read in just about two or three sittings. It’s highly entertaining and a lot of stuff happens from the start, so there isn’t a moment of boredom. Pages flew by and I was always interested in what was happening to the characters.
The story revolves around the Finch family. Sophie is a typical seventeen year old girl, only she can’t recall anything from the previous night. She went out with her friends and one of the girls was brutally murdered, but no one knows who did it or why. Sophie feels like she was a witness of the crime, but she can’t remember anything. What exactly happened that night? And why is someone following her? Meanwhile, her mother, agoraphobic after a horrible attack, is worried that Sophie might know more than she admits. Moreover, she might have some secrets of her own…
I found this novel to be a quick and decent read, although I can’t say it will stay with me for a long time. After reading endless thrillers and mysteries, this one didn’t surprise me or fascinated me like others did. I guess I always expect to be shocked and this time I wasn’t.
I did enjoy it a lot, though, because, who wouldn’t? It’s well written and it includes plenty of action and red herrings. Also, I believe Sam Carrington writes in a very compelling way and definitely knows how to keep us hooked and wondering about the murder.
Saving Sophie is a story where everyone lies in order to protect themselves. Things could’ve been solved much quicker if all characters told the truth, but then again, then there wouldn’t be a story 😋 I have to admit both mother and daughter frustrated me for most part of the book.
The revelations at the end were a bit of a letdown, but, on the contrary, I absolutely loved the epilogue: it was creepy and satisfying. The POVs were also quite interesting, especially Karen’s and Sophie’s. The detectives, not so much.
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.