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.
In Little Black Lies, her most shocking and engaging suspense novel to date, Sharon Bolton will keep the reader guessing until the very last page.
Little Black Lies makes for an extremely dark and chilling read.
Set on the Falkland Islands, the author through her descriptions made me feel like I was there experiencing the Island for myself. I certainly think it made for the perfect setting as it made the book have an even more eerie feel to it.
The story is in three parts to coincide with the three main characters, Catrin, Callum and Rachel.
Having secrets and demons of their own to deal with I didn’t really know how I was supposed to feel about the three characters. I did have every empathy for each of the characters and the situation that they find themselves in but they just weren’t very likeable but this made the story even more appealing.
I enjoyed the steady pace that the story is set at. As the story progresses it’s almost like the author is literally dangling a carrot in front of our eyes, luring us further into the book with the prospect of something juicy at the end and I am pleased to say she did not disappoint. The author wonderfully weaves the story around the three characters with everything suddenly coming together. It’s almost like a firework display where they are being let off at a steady rate then at the end they are let off in quick succession which is exactly how the twists at the end felt.
A brilliant book that had me guessing right up until the end, a definite must read for 2015.
Many thanks to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and Netgalley for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
Little Black Lies is dues to be published on the 2nd of July, to pre order a copy please go to Amazon