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The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy

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'Intriguing, compelling. Impossible to put down and irresistibly good' Liane Moriarty

No one is who they seem to be.

Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people.

Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable, and a family man. He's tough too; the army requires it.

Now Sophie's life is in ruin
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Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published September 3rd 2018 by Penguin
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Amanda
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the beginning, we are introduced to Sophie who is in a considerable amount of pain, we know the injuries are caused by her partner Aidan but not how.

Loved how you can’t help but feel sorry for poor Sophie, who finds everyday life a struggle with her injuries. She is intelligent, ambitious and resilient, but as we get to know her better, we discover she is not such a nice person after all. My sympathy’s soon waned!!

Sophie’s partner Aidan had left his wife Chloe and daughter Jazmin to be with
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Lou
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy, Bam Carroll's eighth novel and the first to be written under her pen name B M Carroll, is a classic work of women's fiction with a plot built around some tried and tested tropes. Themes that often heavily feature in these type of family drama or domestic noir titles are present here, including secrets, lies, deceit, duplicity, revenge, and betrayal, and what this novel does do, it does with reasonable success. This toxic atmosphere runs throughout the entir ...more
Sheri
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, but The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is a really fantastic read.

The eponymous Sophie isn’t a particularly nice person - in fact, she isn’t a nice person at all. At times, she’s horrifying.

But she’s also a victim - having sustained life-altering injuries in a car accident which was no fault of hers, and suffers chronic pain as a result.

We see Sophie both through her own eyes (“I’m exacting. I set high standards.”) and from the point of view of people aro
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Lovesmeabook  Meaden
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is a novel about pain, guilt and how a split second can change so many lives. The book is written from different points of view which can, in some stories, read in a choppy way, but here it works perfectly as the tale slowly but surely unravels. You need those different points of view to fully understand the domino effect one dreadful moment can have.

We are introduced to Sophie’s physical pain from the very start and it is implied in the first few pages that
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Alison Eden
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
#TheMissingPiecesOfSophieMcCarthy #NetGalley This was one of those books that I just wanted to keep reading just one more chapter! I'm not usually a fan of books where they flit between different people's perspective but this was just what was needed in this book to see the story unfold from each of the main characters. There were times when I didn't like the characters particularly Sophie and her dad but then I read the next chapter and had great sympathy for them and what they had been through ...more
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Anne
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book by BM Carroll that I received from Netgalley. It was like looking through a keyhole and seeing a different drama being carried out in each room of the house.

I really felt I knew these characters by the end of the book and now that I've finished it I am missing them, always a sign of a good book in my opinion.

I disliked Sophie from the outset so it was no surprise to find out what she was ultimately capable of. The rest of the characters were rather likeable although
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Susan Angela Wallace
The missing pieces of Sophie McCarthy by B M Carroll.
 Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable, and a family man. He's tough too; the army requires it. Now Sophie's life is in ruins and Aidan is responsible. Her family wants to see him pay for what he did. His family is just as devastated. Aidan's prepared to sacrifice everything - including his marriage and hi
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Paula Stammers
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
Firstly I just want to say this is a brilliant book that you will be unable to put down. A story of love, determination, betrayal and so much more.

Sophie, is a determined, ambitious young lady, who finds her life turned upside down as a result of the actions of Aidan. Aidan, is an honourable family man with an army career. He will do anything he can to make things fight after a moments lapse in concentration which led to Sophie’s life changing forever.

Throughout the story we learn a lot more abo
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Amber Myott
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book... it was written from a different character perspective each chapter which really helped to convey how the characters lives were intertwined. A beautifully written novel about the ‘ domino effect ‘ a persons actions can create.
ClaireEva
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Melanie O'Neill
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I would give this book a solid 3 stars. I wasn’t blown away by it it and I felt like I was expecting more. However it was an easy read. I did think the scenario was a little far fetched, but I suppose that’s fiction for you !
Agi
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sophie is a successful, young woman however her healthy and busy life is ceased when she's involved in a car accident. After spending a huge amount of time at the hospital, her life consists now of pain. However, there is also a bright side to it - Sophie and the driver of the car, Aidan, who guilt - ridden has been visiting her in the hospital, fell in love. Aidan left his family, his wife Chloe and daughter Jasmin, to be with Sophie. But there are problems and troubles everywhere, and the cour
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Amanda
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first of B. M. Carroll’s books that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. The synopsis intrigued me and without further ado I dived straight in. After having finished the book, all I can say is ‘bloody hell what a read this is’. I absolutely loved reading ‘The Missing Pieces Of Sophie McCarthy’ but more about that in a bit.
Whilst I was reading this book, my opinions of Sophie McCarthy kept changing throughout. To start with I really did feel for her because she was hurt d
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Jade Wright
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sophie's busy, healthy, successful life is destroyed when a couple on their way to a fertility clinic crash their car into hers. She now lives in constant pain but the accident led her to meeting the love of her life. She falls in love with the husband who was driving the car. Guilt-ridden he visits her in hospital and helps her out wherever he can until their relationship blossoms and he leaves his wife and child for her.
With the court date for the accident looming closer, everyone is on tende
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Susan Angela Wallace
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The missing pieces of Sophie McCarthy by B M Carroll.
 Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable, and a family man. He's tough too; the army requires it. Now Sophie's life is in ruins and Aidan is responsible. Her family wants to see him pay for what he did. His family is just as devastated. Aidan's prepared to sacrifice everything - including his marriage and hi
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Debra
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the things I really liked about this book is each chapter was told from a different view, as it switched back and forth between the main characters. All of them are quite likeable, although Sophie was a bit annoying with her fierce work expectations of her employees. It was easy to feel sympathetic toward her, however, after going through all she did after the car accident. She was also irritating with the way she felt toward Jasmin, Aidan and Cloe's young daughter. I did look forward to ...more
Ellie Stevenson
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
An original and page turning story - very readable, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought Aidan’s character was a little stereotyped and lacked depth, and parts of the story were rather moralistic, but the author surprised with me with several twists and a great ending. Looking forward to reading more of her work.
Linda Young
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very quick, easy read. I found the behaviour of Sophie at work to be very difficult to accept, I'm sure someone would have lodged a complaint about her much sooner. Interesting concept of how one accident can have an impact on so many lives
Candy
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quite a good book, but I found it quite predictive in places. I worked out the ending about half way through. I really, really didn’t like the main character ! What a spoilt brat Sophie McCarthy turned out to be ! Loved all the other characters though, especially Chloe and Jasmine.
8/10
Dianne Maniszewski
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow ! what a storyline. Fabulous. highly recommend. Loved how all the characters intertwined .
Sheila
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an extraordinary novel. Fate and its consequences. The characterisation is so impressive and there are so many thought-provoking issues. Sophie is an ambitious woman despite her accident and she drives her workforce with a whip. It's not easy at the top of your game and there appears to be a fine line between ruthless ambition and bullying. Where the red line stands for me is the out-of-hours requests that Sophie makes to her staff. She may appear an exacting, diligent Boss and a victim of ...more
Christine Rennie
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review.
The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is an intriguing story, because it discusses people’s reaction to accidents or incidents that happen in life and how different people cope.
In Sophie McCarthy’s case she was involved in a car crash, that meant she had suffered nerve pain long after the accident and how she coped with the changes to her own body and the changes to her life. Then, there was Aiden who caus
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Sylvia
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quite a good book. Well written and easy to read. Sophie has a serious accident when Aiden drives his car into hers. He wants to make things right, The story shows the impact on everyone in a family when something like this happens. From Sophie herself, her parents, Aiden and his wife and daughter. Sophie is not a nice person and actually, you don't feel a lot of sympathy for her. Sophie's father is struggling and will do anything to help his beloved daughter.
Cheryl Bellingham
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book flows beautifully you see the world through the eyes of various people who are involved in Sophie’s life including herself. How did she become the character she is today and what are her influence on others. This book invites you in and keeps you there right till the end. It feeds you information along the way that builds the picture. Definitely one to read
Rose
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is a fantastic book, well written and easy to read. My favourite character here is Jasmin. I dislike Sophie from the beginning. Sophie is not a nice person and i don't feel a lot of sympathy for her. The story isn’t predictable and each chapter was told from a different view. I definitely recommend this book
Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for providing this wonderful ARC
Miriam
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I nearly put this down early but am so glad I persevered with it. A really interesting read that does quickly become unputdownable.
Bookaholic
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic read, i really liked Sophie at the beginning and towards the end really disliked her. I assume that is the reaction that the author wants from the reader. Def recommend this title :)
Lisa Clift
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story, i loved the different viewpoints. It cleverly shifted the sympathy you felt with each character, although a few decisions had me rolling my eyes in disgust. A slightly disappointing end, with some people's reactions being extreme, but a good story none the less.
Barabara Richards
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn into the complexities of these characters lives. Each is interwoven and the main character, Sophie is really an unlikeable person. How her actions affects them all is written with a style that grips you. Never wanted to put it down until finished.
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Librarian Note: B.M. Carroll also writes under the name Ber Carroll.