People always feel it more when a crime involves a child. They don’t know who to trust or who to ask for information and they are under the assumption that everyone lies until proven otherwise. It seems that small towns always have secrets and the Falkland Islands are no different. With kids dying secrets have a way of coming out and there are three people that have some big ones.
It was great how the author, Sharron Bolton, numbered the days so you could follow along easily. Not only that but she gave a date and sometimes how long into the case it's been.
The pacing of this book was a little slow for me. It took me awhile to finish it, but I did enjoy reading “Little Black Lies”. I also liked the fact that there was a map in the beginning of the book, it gave you an idea of where things were.
Overall, this is an enjoyable read that was a tad slow.
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.