A must read for Gone Girl fans. A highly entertaining, racy, fast paced book that you won't be able to put down. When a devastated Richard Beaumont returns home one evening to find out that his beautiful, happy wife Sophie has committed suicide it sends him on a journey to unravel the mystery of why someone with a seemingly perfect life would do such a thing. He discoversA must read for Gone Girl fans. A highly entertaining, racy, fast paced book that you won't be able to put down. When a devastated Richard Beaumont returns home one evening to find out that his beautiful, happy wife Sophie has committed suicide it sends him on a journey to unravel the mystery of why someone with a seemingly perfect life would do such a thing. He discovers deep and dark secrets from her past and present that he would have rather left uncovered. Does what he find out eventually lead him to agree with her suicide note, that the love of his life deserved it? Follow the twists and turns in Sophie's life as we learn the real reason for her demise....
|Title||:||A Reflection of Sophie Beaumont|
|Number of Pages||:||270 Pages|
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A Reflection of Sophie Beaumont Reviews
Sophie's suicide was a surprise to everyone. Her past, who she was really was, even more so. She was, in the end, someone I didn't like. But does that mean she deserved it? Was death really the answer for everything?Richard's decision to find out what his wife's note "I deserve this" meant leads him to discover a side of her he didn't know existed. The woman he loved, the woman he married, was sweet and perfect and capable and loved by all. The woman he discovered, was none of those things except capable.Capable of surviving by any means necessary.The chapters are a mix of past and present tenses in either Richard or Sophie's point of view. It's a fictional tell-all that, despite my final thoughts about Sophie, was evocative. It's a journey for the reader and Richard. The pieces that made up the whole of Sophie were rough and jagged, made pretty by the beautiful masks she wore. I pitied Richard the more I got to know Sophie. It wasn't the things she did that made her such an despicable character but how highly she thought of herself, how condescending and belittling she was of others.But did she deserve it? The saying is an eye for an eye, but even that isn't enough to convince me Sophie deserved the ending that she got.The end is my only gripe as it seems slightly over the top for me. I'm not sure how realistic it is. One could argue that revenge is a dish best served cold and, I suppose, maybe it does mirror reality to some extent. Regardless, this was an intriguing look into the life of a person who appeared to have it all and appeared to be so put together, but was shallow and deceitful, selfish and self-serving. For the first time in a while, maybe ever, I can say that it was interesting for me to go from liking a character at the beginning to despising them at the end.As a warning, this story touches on a number of issues: prostitution, drugs, infidelity, abuse. This story is also told with very little dialogue. It's almost completely narrative. The writing isn't as strong as it could be. The narrative was, at times, fluffy rather than on point. But it was still a good read.3.5*
A Reflection of Sophie Beaumont begins with the title character's suicide and then proceeds in a Citizen Kane-like manner as we follow her husband, Richard, trying to figure out what led his seemingly perfect spouse to abandon her loving family and end her trouble free life. The point of view alternates between Sophie and Richard as we walk from her childhood to the day of her death. I enjoyed this book, and I was surprised because it isn't normally the kind of book I would choose to read. This is a good first novel and the author has a clear grasp of the genesis of a personality disorder. The characterizations are very strong, and it really plays with your sympathies for the main character, one minute feeling bad for her and one minute hating her, in awe of how shallow and manipulative she can be. (read the rest of the review at http://nofacereviews.blogspot.com/201...)
I received an advance copy of this for review and was quite excited as parts were said to be based in my hometown. There wasn’t a huge amount of local detail unfortunately. The book itself however was a good read. The book untangles the back story of Sophie and her husband, discovering why things ended up the way they did and uncovering the twists and turns of their lives while showing the reactions of Sophie’s husband. The switching between perspectives took a little getting used to but seeing the same events from both sides was helpful as you got deeper into the story line. If one thing can be said about this book it really shows that you can never truly know or understand a person from the persona they put out there.Review by Leslie L
I read this book in less than one day. I won't share too much as to not spoil the book, but I'm still honestly torn on whether or not she deserved it. I like the change in perspective between the characters, and the timeline jumps, which help the reader to understand Sophie and the life she lived. For this to be the author's first novel, she did a great job. The only reason I'm giving it a four star is because the editing on my copy was not so good. I found sentences missing here and there. None that take away from the story though, which is a real page turner.
A true page turner delving into Sophie's dark and tragic past. The brilliant cast of characters made me laugh out loud and sent chills down my spine at the more disturbing parts. I challenge anyone to not cry at the end! Spread the word, this must be read and could be the biggest thing since `Gone Girl`.
We have a new author The five star rating reflects the great job Lorraine with her first book debut. The characters and their emotions they bring to the story are strong. Yes you probably will hate Sophia; but who among us should judge. Kisses. Note to Lorraine; all the best in the future.
My tastes in fiction normally run to Police Procedurals and Historical novels so this book was a fairly new departure for me, I read it following a recommendation. I did enjoy it. It's a gripping story that moves along very smartly, and carries the reader along too. I think it would make a good movie, and the part of Sophie would be a gift to a young female actor.
An enjoyable, engrossing book with a great ending. It doesn't let up from start to finish and has an interesting contrasting two people perspective in parts of the story.