Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Catrin was once a wonderful mother, wife, and friend, but once her sons died she became a totally different person.

Catrin grieved as any mother would, but she never got over the death of her sons.  She had plans to take revenge against the person responsible for their deaths even though another child went missing on the island and it was swarming with authorities and islanders looking for this third missing child.

Were all the disappearances accidents or deliberate kidnappings? Were they all related and carried out by the same person?

LITTLE BLACK LIES has beautiful, descriptive writing that will pull you along and have you absorbed in the lives of the islanders and especially in the lives of Catri​n, Callum, and Rachel.  Could one of them be the one responsible for the disappearances and kidnappings? They always seemed to be involved in some way.

​LITTLE BLACK LIES has you questioning those three characters in your mind.  Subtle hints make you think you know the answer about who is responsible and then boom...something happens and you change your mind.​  Each character has some obsession that is more deadly than innocent.  The characters stay with you even when you are not reading, and they will still haunt you after you close the last page.

When one of the suspects is arrested for yet another disappearance, the tension builds and the story turns into one you won't want to put down.​

LITTLE BLACK LIES has serious situations, lies, secrets, and love all rolled into one gripping, pull-you-in plot.  Ms. Bolton's writing is riveting, and as she hints at what's happening, you can't help drawing yourself into the book's drama.  ​The ending is excellent.

​If I were to put LITTLE BLACK LIES into a category, I would put it in the category of a psychological thriller.

ENJOY!!  A marvelous read.  5/5​

​This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. Don't miss this book.

    ENJOY when you do read it.

  2. This sounds like a great page turner!

  3. I love this author and am so glad to see a new book by her. And a standalone again. Lovely. Have heard good things and look forward to reading this one. I know virtually nothing about The Falkland Islands, other than the war aspect.

    1. I have never read anything by this author and am glad I found her.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

  4. This sounds like something I'd enjoy. Sounds like there may be a twist or two.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. I'm not telling if there are twists. :)

      It is VERY good is all I am going to say. :)

      I hope you get to read it.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

  5. This one sounds good...I read and loved a different Little Black Lies, by Sandra Block. Confusing, huh?

    1. Very confusing. I almost chose the wrong cover.

      I saw the other one on your blog by Sandra Block and mistakenly did think it was this same book.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

  6. Sounds so good. I’ll have to add it to my TBR list.

    1. You will like it...ENJOY when you read it.

      Thanks for commenting, Linda.