Sophie Last Seen
Six years ago, Sophie, Jesse Albright’s ten-year-old daughter, disappeared from the mall while the two of them were out shopping. Ever since then, Jesse’s life has been slowly falling apart as Jesse is trapped in the haze of guilt and grief, trying to understand what happened and to find her daughter. When Sophie’s former best friend, Star, gets a job at the same bookstore where Jesse works, her grief takes on a newly obsessive dimension, and Jesse finds herself chasing down new leads in an attempt to learn the truth. Jesse and Star, along with a private detective, follow the trails that may finally grant some form of closure.
Sophie Last Seen is an interesting, fast-paced novel about the aftermath of disappearance. Readers will enjoy slowly untangling the story alongside the grief-stricken Jesse and following the twisted path that ultimately leads to the truth. Author Marlene Adelstein does an excellent job getting inside Jesse’s head, as well as developing all the other characters: moody, angry Star; Tuck, the private detective struggling with his own issues; and ten-year-old Sophie, an intense child who readers will no doubt unconsciously find themselves diagnosing with one childhood disorder or another. The story is riveting, and the further along readers go, the harder the book is to put down.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||308 pages|
|Publisher||Red Adept Publishing, LLC|
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