Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton Review

Little Black Lies was my first read from Sharon Bolton. I liked the author's writing style. The reader could clearly picture what was going on and understand the setting of the book. 

The story is told from three POVs: Catrin, an animal conservationist whose life was shattered three years ago when her children were killed in a car accident. From then, she is a shell of her former self and spends her days planning revenge on the woman who killed her sons. Callum is a Scotsman who's suffering from PTSD due to horrific experiences in the Falkland War. For a time, he was Catrin's lover. The third POV is Rachel. She's Catrin's former best friend and the one who killed Catrin's sons in a moments carelessness. She is overwhelmed with guilt and remorse. 

The story did grab my attention and I deeply felt for the parents of the little boys that went missing over the years. The story mainly revolves around those disappearances but only the last few lines of the book tells the reader who is responsible and why. This was a big let down for me as the whole book builds on the mystery and suspense and then only a few lines are spent to explain why. The end felt really rushed. It could easily have been so much more stronger.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Here's a quick synopsis:
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. (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,
Mommy Reads

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