Sophie Summers, an attractive fifteen-year old girl sneaked out of school one day in 1998 and simply vanished. Harry Grange was the detective tasked with finding her but he failed. Twenty years later he’s retired and bored but then Sophie’s sister reminds him that he promised to bring her home. Her words play on his mind and he decides to go back to the police to try to keep his word.
I love a mystery, especially one that is decades old. ‘Who took Sophie Summers?’ didn’t disappoint and I must say, I always enjoy Derek’s books. He does mystery with skill. I loved the detective, Harry, coming out of retirement to solve a case that’s haunted him for years.
It was enjoyable playing amateur sleuth while reading this book. So many possibilities came up and it had me flummoxed until the end. I seemed to devour this book in no time and I loved the school setting, where it all began. A family’s worst nightmare spun into an amazing novel. Fantastic read!
By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕