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 was a bit disappointed in Saving Sophie after really expecting that I would love this book. The story in itself was an OK psychological thriller but I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters in this story unfortunately.
Told from alternating POVs of Karen, Sophie and the detective in charge of the case with Sophie’s friend the story should have really been an amazing one. However, Karen is homebound battling anxiety after her own attack in the past so she’s overly determined to get answers while Sophie is rather flippant then turns to hiding things. But both characters have one thing in common as the twists and turns come about in the book, they neither turn to the police for their own selfish reasons. This made the chapters with the investigation seem to lack a connection to the story to me.
Overall, I just came away with a this one was alright feeling when done, not particularly good or bad as the characters weren’t my favorite for a thriller.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.