SAVING SOPHIE by Sam Carrington #BlogTour #FridayReads #BookReview #SavingSophie @AvonBookUK @kaishajayneh

I wish to thank Kaisha Holloway for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour. Congratulations on the publication of the paper back edition.

Saving Sophie



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

A taut psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go.



You know you have read a great book when you find that your mind keeps drifting back off to it even after you have finished reading, well this is one of those books. I think that it got me like that because Sophie’s family could be the people next door just every day people. What is hard to believe is this is Sam Carrington’s debt novel which I somehow missed when it was published as an ebook.

When Sophie is brought home by the police looking much worse for wear than when she went out something is definitely not right. The fact that she seems to have little recollection of the events of the night seem to be over looked and everything put down to drunkenness. I am sat there thinking no no no look closer this isn’t right but her dad just seems disgusted by it all and the sooner she is sent to bed the better as far as he seems to care, out of sight out of mind and no more chance of embarrassment.

The novel gains speed the further in you read often leading you to draw the wrong conclusions then back track to do it all again. There is a mystery amongst the mystery too with Karen suffering from agoraphobia and its vagueness to how it all came about. It was a fascinating mix , the illness and facing fears both from the past and present day.  I really thought that the structure of the chapters  were cleverly set out making it  difficult to stop at a good place.

I would definitely recommend this novel with its creepy characters, nail biting moments and final conclusion.



Author Bio.  Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a Psychology degree she worked for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist. Before beginning her first novel, Sam wrote a number of short stories, several of which were published in popular women’s magazines. Other short stories were included in two charity anthologies.  Sam moved quickly on to novel writing and completed her first project within six months. Although this novel attracted attention from agents, it was her next that opened up opportunities. She entered this novel, with the working title Portrayal, into the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award in 2015 and was delighted when it was longlisted.  Being placed in such a prestigious competition was instrumental in her success securing a literary agent. When completed, this novel became SAVING SOPHIE, a psychological thriller which was published by Maze, HaprerCollins as an ebook in August. The paperback and audio editions are publishing on 15th December.

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