Told in seven first-person voices, The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy, is a new direction for Australian author, Ber Carroll, author of eight contemporary fiction novels. Tightly constructed and difficult to edit, it’s Carroll’s most ambitious novel yet, and if the early reviews are anything to go by, a highly successful novel at that.
Carroll is not a planner and goes where the novel takes her, and Missing Pieces has taken her in a whole new direction. It’s why this is her first novel published under B M Carroll instead of her usual Ber Carroll.
This novel came to Carroll cohesively and she used a coloured spreadsheet to keep track of all her characters. She writes real events with real people pushed to extremes, with strong female characters.
You can find out more about Carroll and her novels here.