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Don't let the title fool you. I don't think anyone really wants to save Sophie! The premise of the book is that 17 year old Sophie, potentially under threat from a killer who murdered her good friend, seeks comfort and guidance from her mother, an agoraphobe who suffered her own attack; and her father, an emotionally non-present forest ranger. Karen, the mother, made me want to attack her too. Her attempts to "help" her daughter were sadly lacking, and I don't know if the author meant to, but mom seems hell bent on sending Sophie right into the killer's sights. A selfish and damaged woman st best, Karen evokes no sympathy from this reader. The book earns three stars for a decent mystery underlying the terrible characters- but the story barely survives these immature and emotionally stunted characters.
The story is told from three points of view: mom, Sophie and detective. The chapters are very short so the story seems choppy and awkward.
The narrator did a fine job. She also narrated the book "Daisy in Chains," which would be a better use of the reader's credit.
Overall: It's not horrible, but it's just not that good, so I can't recommend readers to pick this one up.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Flaky story! Terrible characters. Very disappointed. Far-fetched, badly written drivel. Don't waste your time
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Would you try another book written by Sam Carrington or narrated by Antonia Beamish?
Would you ever listen to anything by Sam Carrington again?
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Extremely weak plot. There is no way a mother would act in this way about the risks to her daughters life.