We’re quickly approaching the end of 2018 and I must admit that reading-wise, the year has been a bit of a strange one. I’ve read so many amazing books this year but at the same time, I feel as though I’ve hardly read anything at all. Now that I’m a little bit more in control of my life outside of work, I’m hoping that 2019 will bring lots of productivity in terms of the amount of reading I manage to do.
With that said, my last blog post of 2018 brings a review of a 2019 publication that people are really starting to shout about. The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy by B. M. Carrollwas sent to me a few months ago for review and I’m pleased to say that it’s definitely one you should consider when making your New Year book purchases.
Sophie McCarthy is everything most women want to be- successful, determined, assertive and incredibly powerful- until, one day, everything changes for her. She is involved in a horrendous accident, leaving her in continuous pain and severely affecting every aspect of her personal and working life. Her boyfriend at the time leaves her, she is unable to go back to work and quite frankly, she is wallowing in self-pity. Aidan, an army captain, was the man responsible for her accident and he is more than willing to do anything he possibly can to make up for the fact. As Sophie and Aidan get closer and closer, he decides to leave his wife and daughter to be with Sophie. Everything seems well and good, but everyone has their secrets and it’s fair to say that Sophie has more than her fair share.
I definitely feel like I’ve finished 2018 on a good one- The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy was very easy to get into and I found myself reading it in a single sitting, which hasn’t happened for a while. The characters, for the most part, were incredibly likeable and it was interesting seeing how each character had a connection with in another in some way or another. I enjoyed how the story flipped from one perspective to another, allowing the reader to get a feel for every character’s perspective on particular situations. I must admit that when I started reading, I wasn’t really sure where the story was going to go and what the twist was going to be that would categorise it into the thriller catergory but the ending was very gripping – I didn’t see it coming, although in a way I did, if you get me. If you’re after a quick and easy read with an intriguing plot then The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is probably the book to get you started on your 2019 reading journey.