crime · Detective · mystery · suspense · thriller

Bad Sister – Sam Carrington ★★★★★


Then: 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.

Now: 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 . . .

My Review; WOW! WOW! WOW! When I read Sam Carringtons debut Saving Sophie I loved it and was waiting for more by her, so this was a must read and boy I was not disappointed. Bloody brilliant! Just what I needed to start off my year of books. 

Bad Sister had me hooked from the prologue and I could not put this book down, I finished it within 24 hours. Could easily be devoured within one sitting. I absolutely loved reading this story, what a brilliant plot and ending. A true shocker! A jaw dropper. The story flicks between chapters told through Connie’s character, an unknown narrator and DI Wade who I thought was a very good detective. Cleverly written and told story.

I would highly recommend to you all. A well deserved five stars. I cannot wait to read more by Sam and have high expections after her first two brilliant, fast paced stories. Bad Sister is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters throughout. A story that you won’t be able to forget in a hurry. Fantastic. Very impressed. Sad to have finished it so quickly. Whose character do you believe? 

mystery · suspense · thriller

Saving Sophie – Sam Carrington ✶✶✶✶✶


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’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.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. WOW. What a book! I actually couldn’t put this one down. I was reading it all night and even at 6am in the morning. If you haven’t read this story yet I would highly recommend you go buy it. It is spooky how everything links together towards the end. I loved it. Its perfectly written and switches between each character throughout but is set out simply so the reader does not get confused. Its an easy to read story with short chapters throughout and I found it very fast paced, I raced through it and wanted MORE (like usual). Well deserves the five stars I have awarded. Really enjoyed reading this one, but it will also make me cuddle my daughter a little closer from now. Want to know what happens with Sophie? Then you will have to read it to find out. Will keep you hooked.

Saving Sophie is perfect for readers who enjoy a fantastic thriller, mystery and suspense filled story. Enjoy, I did.