Atmospheric, fantastic word visuals, contemporary issues and a mystery to solve- what a great read!
Little Black Lies
Random House UK, Transworld Publishers
What’s the worst thing your best friend could do to you?
Admittedly, it wasn’t murder. A moment’s carelessness, a tragic accident – and two children are dead. Yours.
Living in a small island community, you can’t escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you’ve lost – your family, your future, your sanity.
How long before revenge becomes irresistible?
With no reason to go on living, why shouldn’t you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?
So now, what’s the worst thing you can do to your best friend?
This was a great read – there is so much packed into this one narrative; it is evocative, the sense of dread and foreboding vibrates of the page. The scenes with the whales (no spoilers here) just so dark and sad and painful – it tears large wounds in your heart. Grief, despair, depression and post-traumatic stress provide the back beat to this black tune. What a powerful story!
Then there is the mystery and disappearance of several young children and a mother’s passion for vengeance. Read and enjoy and maybe like me just be for the reveal you may guess the culprit.
Bolton is certainly good at building suspense that way, Carol. It sounds like there’s a real focus on the psychological, as there tends to be in her books. Glad you thought this was such a good read.
And Margot – the settings- superb. This was a great read.
I didn’t guess this one until the very end. I enjoyed it but didn’t like SO many confessions near the end!
Each one did sound plausible – made for a very twisty and sad ending.
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