‘This book is not only gripping, but it ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer
‘Tense, convincing ... kept me guessing’ Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little LiesA teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next?
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 attack.
As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving on to another – Sophie.
A taut psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Laura Marshall and Cara Hunter.
Praise for Sam Carrington
‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door
‘Saving Sophie is a twisted rollercoaster of a debut . . . Sam Carrington is definitely one to watch out for’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
‘A tense, pacy read. This story’s enough to put you off social media!’ Isabel Ashdown, author of Beautiful Liars
‘I was hooked ... I devoured this story in one sitting. Louise Jensen, author of The Sister
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 follow her dream of being a novelist. SAVING SOPHIE is her debut psychological thriller novel.
‘Keeps you guessing right to the end' Sue Fortin
‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green
When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.
Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . .
Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.
Praise for SAM CARRINGTON
‘LOVED Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. Tense, convincing and complex, kept me guessing (wrongly!)’ Caz Frear, author of SWEET LITTLE LIES
‘This book is not only gripping, but it explores the mother/daughter relationship perfectly, and ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer
‘I DEVOURED THIS STORY IN ONE SITTING’ Louise Jensen, author of THE SISTER
Two childhoods destroyed. One story they will never tell. Until now.
Beth ran away from her family when she was a teenager. She left behind a terrible evil that took her innocence. She also left behind her sister, Sara.
When Beth returns home, she is shocked to discover her terrible secret is not just hers alone…she shares it with Sara. Under the shadow of a remote headland, the sisters make an oath they promise never to break.
Eva’s birth is a mystery that remains unsolved. Years later with her marriage in ruins, and her future uncertain, she realizes that to move forward with her life, she must first understand her past.
But while Eva is drawing closer to the truth about her roots, Beth and Sara’s lives are falling apart, crushed under the weight of the secret they carry. They must confront the past and face the darkness once more. But this time, their story will be heard.
From the bestselling author of The Betrayal, Stolen Child and Fragile Lies, comes a breathtakingly tense and emotional story of the fierce bond between sisters, and a family destroyed by a disturbing secret.
‘Breathtakingly emotional … I really felt for Beth, Sara and Eva and feel privileged to have read the book.’ Donna’s Book Blog
'An absorbing, compelling family saga...very well-written, captivating and at times very emotive …Once I started it, I couldn't stop.' Relax and Read Book Reviews
‘A hard hitting story… there is a sense of justice and resolution.’ For the Love of Books
‘A good tale around a dark subject.’ Books from the Comfort of my Sofa
Note: Previously published as ‘When the Bough Breaks.’ This is a new extended version.
‘Expertly written ... with plentiful twists and unforgettable characters, it's an insightful and unnerving read.’ Caroline Mitchell‘My name is Alice. And my son is a murderer.’
Deborah’s son was killed four years ago. Alice’s son is in prison for committing that crime.
Deborah would give anything to have her boy back, and Alice would do anything to right her son’s wrongs.
Driven by guilt and the need for redemption, Alice has started a support group for parents with troubled children. But as the network begins to grow, she soon finds out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control...
They call it mother’s intuition, but can you ever really know your own child?
Deeply psychological and suspenseful, One Little Lie is a twisty and unnerving story about the price of motherhood and the unthinkable things we do to protect our children.Perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Laura Marshall.