I am very happy to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington. Thank you to Kaisha at The Writing Garnet for the invite to join this tour.
Today I have a brilliant guest post by Sam Carrington where she shares her top five psychological thriller book-to-film adaptations. First of all though let's take a look at the book...
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 Finchs 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, Sophies 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
Book published by Avon - @AvonBooksUK
Guest Post by Sam Carrington
My top five psychological thriller book-to-film adaptations
I’ve always been a ‘book person’ and although I love films, if a book has been made into a film, I have generally much preferred the book. However, it’s still a dream of mine that maybe one of my novels will be adapted for the screen someday – I can only imagine how amazing it must be to witness your characters truly come to life. (I already have my wish list of actors who would play the main characters in SAVING SOPHIE!)
Despite usually favouring the book, I have enjoyed some film adaptations immensely.
Here are my top five:
Shutter Island - is a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane published by HarperCollins in April 2003. It became an American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Dicaprio in 2010. I loved the twists and turns in this movie and that ending was a real ‘wow’ moment!
Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a Psychology degree she worked 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. Before beginning her first novel, Sam wrote a number of short stories, several of which were published in popular womens magazines. Other short stories were included in two charity anthologies. Sam moved quickly on to novel writing and completed her first project within six months. Although this novel attracted attention from agents, it was her next that opened up opportunities. She entered this novel, with the working title Portrayal, into the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award in 2015 and was delighted when it was longlisted. Being placed in such a prestigious competition was instrumental in her success securing a literary agent. When completed, this novel became SAVING SOPHIE, a psychological thriller which was published by Maze, HaprerCollins as an ebook in August. The paperback and audio editions are publishing on 15th December.