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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
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published December 15th 2016 by HarperCollins, Maze
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Ivana Mendez I think he took what Amy wanted him to do to Erin a step further. Amy didn't want her dead, but she's the one who wanted him to mess with Erin.

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Deanna
Aug 24, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

When I read the book blurb for this book I thought it sounded pretty good. I was really looking forward to reading it. It already has quite a few high ratings as well.

But honestly I had a tough time with this one. I found myself aggravated quite often and wanted to quit reading a few times. However, I became obsessed with finishing it because I had to know what happened, so that counts for something.

Karen is in shock when her seventeen-year-old daughter, Sophie is brought home by police
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abby
Aug 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Imagine you've come home from work one day, and it appears some creep has broken into your apartment and rearranged your underwear drawer. Even worse, this dangerous psycho has turned your beloved tropical fish collection into sushi. You're probably pretty freaked out, right? So what do you do?

A) Call the police. Immediately.

B) Don't call the police. Start doubting your own instincts and worry that you'd be wasting the police officers' time. Start to wonder if maybe the fish were actually sush
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Petra
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A perfect example of a true psychological thriller!
Two police officers deliver your teenage daughter home one night. She is completely incoherent and was found wandering along a road. This happens to Karen, who is an agoraphobic who hasn't been able to leave her house unaided for the past two years. The following morning Karen's daughter, Sophie, is still no clearer about what exactly happened the previous night, but her friend, Amy, is missing and the police start investigating.
The perspective
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
The description and the cover made me eager to participate in this blog tour. If it is one genre I love is a psychological thriller, especially one where everyone acts suspiciously. And, Saving Sophie definitely has many suspicious characters and a story that just keeps getting darker as the story progress. The Finch's family is still reeling from a traumatic event from two years prior which left Sophie's mother Karen unable to leave the house without having a panic attack. And, how can she help ...more
Michael
Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I am trying hard to think how to describe this book in a sentence and the best I can come up with is "two steps forward, one step back." There is nothing particularly bad about the story other than I was constantly shaking my head in disbelief at the main characters with their inactions and how they treated one and other.

seventeen-year-old Sophie's parents are in shock after she is brought home seemingly drunk by police officers after a night out with friends. Her mother Karen is alarmed by comm
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BookwormDH
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 attac
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sue
It's taken me three days to read this book which is unusual for me. Something like this I would have read within a day or two.

I've fluctuated between loving it, hating it and having gasps of ' really?'
Just some things I found hard to swallow with ease.

I liked it.
I will remember it.
I would recommend to some, not to others on my reading list.

I could see this as a book buddy read as lots of things to discuss from within the pages.

I liked the plot, enjoyed the twist.

Sophie's been out with friends.
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Chloe
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Saving Sophie is a psychological thriller by Sam Carrington about family and friendships full of betrayals and deceit
Karen Finch’s seventeen year old comes home late at night escorted by the police.She was found wandering on the streets muttering to herself about her friend Amy .The next day Karen realizes that Sophie has no memory of the night before. Karen soon finds out that one of Sophie’s friends Erin turns up dead and Sophie starts getting threatening texts. Karen who suffers from acute a
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Louise Wilson
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two police officers are at their door with their daughter who is absolutely paralytic and incoherent. The next day Sophie has no memory at all of the night before. Her friend Amy has not returned home yet. Then the body of a young woman is found but it's not Amy it's Erin who had also been out with them.

Sophie's mother Karen suffers from acrophobia. Karen is Erin's mums best friend but due to her condition Karen can't leave the house to go comfort her friend when she needed the most. Karen becom
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Kristina
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
For me, Saving Sophie was a below-mediocre mystery/thriller. The premise was intriguing enough, it was the execution that was sorely lacking. Decent suspense but, in the end, when everything finally comes out, the mystery angle of this story was just too ludicrous to take seriously.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review
Carrie
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Karen Finch’s seventeen year old daughter Sophie had gone out with friends but arrived home being escorted by the police. She had been found wandering the roads completely out of it being obvious that she had been drinking or doing drugs.

The next day Karen finds out that Sophie has no memory of what had happened the night before and one of Sophie's friends is missing. Sophie doesn't seem too worried about anything but Karen is determined to find out just went on with her daughter that night.

I
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Jody McGrath
I had a really hard time reading this book. It wasn't the writing. The writing style was really quite good. The problem was that I found the main characters to all be horrible people to the point of almost disbelief. The secrets they are willing to keep and the selfishness of so many people in the book, made me think that this town had the evil juju in the water or something. I just couldn't give a crap about them. The main character suffers from agoraphobia, which I also suffer from, and it is ...more
Nicki
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WARNING
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.

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
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Liz Barnsley
Saving Sophie is the type of psychological thriller that I love for an afternoons reading – fast paced, intriguing, devisive characters and a terrific mystery element.

I read it cover to cover in one go pretty much, totally immersed as Karen struggles with agrophobia whilst trying to work out if her daughter Sophie is in any real danger after a night out goes horribly wrong. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way, a fascinating look at family and friendship ties and a cleverly embedde
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Lee
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is told mainly in alternating chapters between Sophie, seventeen years old and her mother Karen. The other chapters are from the police investigating the case. Sophie goes on a night out with her girlfriends but something happens and Sophie is brought home by the police. The police found her wondering around the streets and think she is just drunk but it soon becomes apparent that Sophie has no memory of what has happened. Sophies mother Karen is agrophobic, traumatised by an attack s ...more
Angela
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Gripping and intense, laced with mystery and intrigue, this is a real page turner.

Briefly, (and without spoilers) seventeen year old Sophie is brought home from a drunken Saturday evening out with her friends by the police. She was found in a dazed and drunken state close to where the body of her friend is later found. Sophie has no memory of the whole of the evening.

Her parents are in a strained marriage and her mother, Karen, has panic attacks and agoraphobia since she herself was attacked two
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Sarah
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this thriller was really good. It was extremely well written with a great story. The only downside was I didn’t like most of the characters and the ending was a bit confusing but overall it was a brilliant. I really liked all the twists and turns the book had and it made me want to read more to find out what happens. It was an easy read but a throughly enjoyable read.
Abbie
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: august-2016
There has been a lot of hype around this book and, admittedly, I did wonder if Saving Sophie would live up to it. I’m pleased to say I was not disappointed and it certainly deserves the attention it has been getting.

Perfectly plotted from the outset, I was immediately drawn in by the prologue, and then Sophie’s behaviour in the first chapter, for some reason, really freaked me out and gave me the creeps! I knew then that, potentially, this was going to be a book I would struggle to put down, and
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Tracy Fenton
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A good debut novel dealing with how far you would go to protect your daughter. I found it quite difficult to connect to Karen and actually wanted to hit her over the head several times with a chair and tell her to get a grip which actually highlights the authors skill at creating characters that get under your skin!!
Jen
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When Sophie Finch returns home from a night out with a police escort having been found wandering drunk and alone, her mother Karen is immediately worried, blaming Sophie’s friends for having allowed her to get into such a sorry state and abandoning her. With Sophie uttering something incoherent about her friend Amy, and her behaviour being so erratic, Karen begins to suspect that there is something more wrong with Sophie and perhaps even Amy. When she contacts Amy’s mother only to find out that ...more
Amy
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Full review on www.novelgossip.com

This book has been getting a ton of positive hype on social media, so naturally my nosy self was dying to read it! While the storyline itself was excellent, I had so many problems with the Finch family that I found I couldn’t quite lose myself in the story as much as I would have liked to.

It begins with Sophie being escorted home by the police after a night out with a group of friends. She’s out of her mind drunk and when she wakes up the next morning she can’t
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Heidi
How would you feel if the police turned up on your doorstep one night, bringing your severely intoxicated 17-year-old daughter home, who you thought was safe in the company of a group of friends? Or the next day, when the body of your daughter’s best friend is found, and your own child has no memory of how the friends got separated or what happened that night. A parent’s worst nightmare – was your child in any way involved, or worse still, is she in danger?

It seems to have become a trend these d
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Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
Wow, I don’t know if any of you noticed how many books are titled “Saving Sophie”??? There is even a “Saving Sophie” series. I will never understand why author’s don’t do more research before they title their books.

That said, I will say that for me this book was a disappointment. I had read a lot of reviews, really raving reviews, for this book. The premise is a good one. Your daughter is brought home one night by the police and she can’t remember anything that happened the night before past a c
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Darn it! This was a disappointing read. From the blurb I really thought this was going to be a true page-turner but alas, this was not to be.

The pace of the book was very slow. A good portion of the book is spent with dialogue that really drags out the same scenarios. It just lacked the oomph needed to hook you in.

I really liked Karen's character - Sophie's mum. Agoraphobic and broken. She was a great complex character and probably the stand out one of the whole book. The rest? Blurred into the
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Bookread2day
Police officers found Sophie drunk and wandering on her own along a main road, after a night out with her friends. The police took seventeen-year-old Sophie home to her mother. Karen Finch, Sophie's mother needs to know if Sophie was with Amy as Amy's mother is worried because Amy failed arrive home. DI Lindsay Wade knew the description of a dead young girl fits the description of Amy who had been reported as missing. A twist here will have readers shocked to find out why the description of the ...more
Renita D'Silva
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thrilling, riveting, suspenseful, poignant, unputdownable. Loved this beautiful story!
Joanne Robertson
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love discovering new authors especially when I get that lovely tingly feeling reading the first few pages of a book and I think to myself "this one is going to be a good one!" There has been a bit of a buzz about Saving Sophie on the social media platforms recently and sometimes that can be a bit of a let down when you actually come to read the book itself but in this case, not only did I really enjoy it, I am now desperate to read her next book based on the blurb at the back of Saving Sophie! ...more
Luanne Ollivier
Saving Sophie is from British author Sam Carrington.

Karen's seventeen year old daughter Sophie is brought home by the police after a drunken night out with friends. The next day she has no memory of what happened on the night out. Which isn't good - as her friend Amy still hasn't been home either. And then a body is found.

Karen is determined to protect her own daughter, but wonders if Sophie truly can't remember a thing.....as do the police.

Carrington has given Karen an interesting affliction -
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Yellagirlgc
2.5

These characters were too unbelievable. Karen Finch was a probation officer until she was attacked by a rapist and though she got away she became agoraphobic. Her husband Michael is a ranger and fed up with his wifes disability. Sophie is their seventeen year old daughter and after being brought home by the police following a night out drinking with friends tragedy strikes. I understand Karen having issues leaving the house but there's NO way in the world I can believe she was a probation off
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Nancy
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I was disappointed.....interesting premise but could not "connect" to any of the characters, and thought the actions (or lack thereof) of Sophie and her mom as the storyline developed were really sort of absurd ....really, let's just wait a few more days.... a couple more days....another day... to see what happens next THEN (maybe) we'll call the detectives....2 & 1/2 stars rounded up to 3 because I did stay with it to the end.
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Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for 15 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 f ...more
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