Do NoT start reading this book unless you have nothing else planned because once you start reading it,you won't be able to put it down.
OMG,OMG,this book is absolutely brilliant,gripping,fast paced and has a very shocking ending.It's worthy of far more than five stars.
What starts out as an innocent Saturday Night out with her friends swiftly turns into a nightmare for seventeen year old Sophie Finch.First she is brought home by the police after been found totally wasted and wandering along a road on the outskirts of Ambrook,the small Devon village where she lives with her mum Karen and dad Mike,then when she wakes up the next morning she has no memory of what happened the night before.Having no memory,feeling ill and having your parents nagging at you is not a bad enough starts to your day for a seventeen year old she then finds out that her best friend Amy has not returned home after their night out and has disappeared.Is Sophie telling the truth about her amnesia or does she know more about her friends disappearance than she is letting on?.
The story is told in alternating chapters by Sophie,Sophie`s mum Karen who suffers from agoraphobia after a terrifying incident that happened two years ago and by Detective Inspector Lindsay Wade who is leading the investigation into Amy's disappearance.There is also emails scattered throughout the story that may or may not be written by the person who is behind Amy's disappearance.I liked Inspector Wade and her team,they got on well and she didn't have any superior officers breathing down her neck all the time and trying to undermine her just because she was a woman.The chapters are short and many of them end on cliff hangers that make you want to carry on reading.The characters are likeable just make some very questionable decisions at times,the story is gripping from the beginning right up to the rather surprising end and rockets along faster than a race scene in a fast and furious film.
It's a gripping psychological thriller about families,friendships,phobias,betrayals and lies,the story is very intreguing and has a hell of a twist at the end.This surprisingly is Sam Carringtons debut book,its absolutely brilliant and I loved it.Now I have the very long wait for her second book which sounds very good from the synopsis at the back of this one and which also happily involves Inspector Wade and her team.
Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband, two border terriers and a cat. She has three adult children and a new grandson! She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a psychology degree she went to work 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. SAVING SOPHIE, her debut psychological thriller, published in September 2016. It became a Kindle eBook bestseller, with the paperback hitting The Bookseller Heatseeker chart at #8. Sam was named an Amazon Rising Star of 2016. Her second psychological thriller, BAD SISTER, published in 2017 followed by ONE LITTLE LIE in July 2018. THE MISSING WIFE publishes in June 2019 with her fifth due on 12th December.
PUBLICATION DATE: 15th December 2016
PRINT LENGTH: 400 pages
GENRE: Psychological Thriller