Review of Little Black Lies


Falkland Island is a quiet, idyllic community, until someone starts kidnapping little boys.  After three different children are abducted, the community realizes that all three are not caused by accidents.  But who is responsible for the abductions and why?

Catrin Quinn has already lost the most important people in her life, her two sons, from a terrible accident.  She has also lost her husband and her best friend, Rachel, and she feels her life is not worth living anymore.  The only thing that is keeping her going is the need for revenge for the death of her sons.  Right from the very beginning of the book, we learn that Catrin is going to kill someone.  Although we know the why, we do not know who.  I do not want to give away anymore of the book, so I will just let you read it for yourself.

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  Your heart breaks for Catrin and all she has lost.  One can almost understand her need for revenge.  The sorrow felt by her is almost palpable.  This book is a very emotional read and I would suggest having kleenex close by.

I am not a big fan of books written in the first person.  To me, the story never seems to flow as smoothly as I like.  So at times I felt like this book was a little harder to read than I would have wanted, especially since it was told from three different people’s perspective.  Other people may enjoy the variety and really like this, but it is not my favorite.  The author is also very descriptive in her writing.  In fact, at times I felt there was a little bit too much description.  I found myself skimming through pages to get back to the action, especially at the very beginning of the book.  But i am glad that I continued reading, because the story was very good.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery suspense.  This book is very emotional and thought provoking.  And as I stated before, you should really have a box of kleenex nearby.  This is the first book that I have read by this author but I plan on checking out more of her works.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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