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  • Published: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143774082
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

A Trio of Sophies




Secrets, lies and love.

A missing girl, a secret diary and unsettling revelations . . .

Today is the first of September, the first day of spring, and it’s been sixty-four days since I last saw Sophie Abercrombie. It's been sixty-four days since anyone saw Sophie Abercrombie.
The prettiest Sophie.
The missing Sophie.

As Sophie MacKenzie - Mac - confides to her diary, she last saw Sophie Abercrombie kissing James Bacon, their English teacher. Mac has passed this on to the police, but there is plenty she knows about James Bacon that she has kept to herself. She hasn’t even told Twiggy, the third Sophie in their once tightknit threesome.

The Trio of Sophies is no more.

  • Pub date: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143774082
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Eileen Merriman

Eileen Merriman’s three young adult novels, Pieces of You, Catch Me When You Fall, and Invisibly Breathing, were finalists in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults in 2018 and 2019, and both Pieces of You and Catch Me When You Fall are Storylines Notable Books. Her first adult novel, Moonlight Sonata, was released in July 2019, with reviewers calling it ‘skilfully crafted’, and a ‘carefully layered and thoughtful drama, with beautifully observed and believable Kiwi characters’.

Her other awards include runner-up in the 2018 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award, third for three consecutive years in the 2014-2016 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, second in the 2015 Bath Flash Fiction Award, commended in the 2015 Bath Short Story Competition, and first place in the 2015 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition. She works full-time as a consultant haematologist at North Shore Hospital.

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Praise for A Trio of Sophies

“Wow. This past year has sure been the year for YA thrillers, hasn't it? I DEVOURED this in about 2 hours and didn't stop to put it down once. The pages almost kept turning themselves. . . . If you loved One of Us is Lying, or perhaps A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, then I'm sure you will love A Trio of Sophie's! 5 stars out of 5”

Courtney (courtneyandherbooks), Goodreads

“Holy. Freaking. Hell. (I got an early copy of this book in return for a review) This book was intriguing from the start, and I started flying through it. It only took me two sessions to finish because I just could not put it down. I absolutely loved the way this book was written out, going backwards through the story was a very unique and interesting way to do it. I was so drawn in to the plot and the characters, and the ending absolutely shook me. I was sort of expecting a light-ish YA novel and it ended up being a very in depth and mildly dark YA book instead. I absolutely loved it, Eileen really knocked it out of the park with this one, it was incredibly addictive and fast paced - a real page turner. 5 stars out of 5.”

Victoria, Goodreads

“Initial thoughts: wow. I don't think I truly grasped the depth of deception in this novel until the end. A Trio of Sophies is a highly addictive, fast paced read. 4 stars out of 5”

Cas, Goodreads

“Wow this was such an interesting book to read! . . . I read this book really quickly and enjoyed the plot a lot. It was refreshing to read a book based in New Zealand (woohoo!!) and it made it really easy to read. Plot twists and a LOT of revelations kept me on my toes and made me want to keep going. This would be such a great summer read - perfect for the beach! 4 stars out of 5”

Chloe E, Goodreads


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