Lottie dreams of a friendship where she might reinvent herself. She imagines herself away from her embarrassing home, parents and brother, full of environmental concerns and naturalist lifestyle. Why can’t Lottie experience the type of adventures of which she reads? Lottie wouldn’t eat poisonous mushrooms like the Gravelly sisters in ‘Body in the Waves’.
Unexpectedly, Lottie is asked to be companion to a mysterious new girl attending their school journey to Bream Lodge. Miss Sackbutt thinks Lottie is a ‘sensible’ option. Yet Lottie senses a mystery about Sophia. Sophia is joined by mysterious and persistent helpmate Miss Weston. Lottie’s dramatic imaginings are at fever pitch. Could she be ‘Saving Sophia’?
When Sophia manoeuvres Lottie from their kayak activity that they might run away, Lottie is thrust into a real life adventure. Suddenly, ‘Saving Sophia‘ is real, cold and scary. Can her detective novels prepare Lottie for what lies ahead? What is Sophia’s real story? Grasp your pet snails, hang onto your beetroot crisps, this story’s about to get very bumpy!