May 212015
 
Review: Little Black LiesLittle Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
Published by Minotaur Books on May 19, 2015
Genres: Adult, Mystery
Format: eARC from Netgalley
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely...

When another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.

And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.

But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This just such a creative and intriguing book. It had twist after twist after twist that kept me guessing right to the end.

The narration style of the book was a big draw for me. It’s told in 3 parts, with each part narrated by a different person: Catrin, Callum and Rachel. It was very interesting to see how each narrator added their own spin to the unfolding story.

The story itself was quite dark and moody. With missing children, tragic deaths affecting all the characters, and an overall backdrop of the war in the recent memories of all the residents, there were lots reasons for a dark feel. Somehow, the story never got too somber though, keeping the focus more on the mystery and thrill of the unfolding events.

Overall, this was a very intriguing story. There was an exciting mystery, and yet the story remained very character focused. It clearly showed how grief and tragedy affect everyone differently, and made for an emotional, yet still very thrilling read.

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