I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Little Liar by Clare Boyd
Published by Bookouture on 1st February 2018
Genres: Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
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The perfect family… or the perfect lie?
When a child’s scream pierces the night, Mira does what any good neighbour would do: she calls the police. She wants to make sure that Rosie, the little girl next door, is safe.
Opening her front door to the police the next morning, Gemma’s picture-perfect family is forced under scrutiny of social services.
As her flawless life begins to crumble around her, Gemma must fight to defend the family she loves and protect her daughter from the terrible secret she’s been keeping.
But who has Rosie been confiding in when Gemma’s back is turned? And why has she lied to the police?
When Rosie disappears without a trace, Gemma thinks she only has herself to blame. That is, until she finds a little pink diary containing a truth even more devastating than the lie…
Thank you to Bookouture for mt copy of this book. Firstly HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY! I was brought in by the cover on this and then the blurb and I knew I had to read it.
I don’t quite know where to start with this review. I really really didn’t like Mira. I felt she interfered where it wasn’t her place and she didn’t know the whole story. I tried to see if from her point of view to hear the screams and not know what was happening. I tried to put myself in her shoes but it was really tough. As the book progressed and we learnt more and more about Mira I could understand her better but that initial dislike was still there.
Gemma on the other hand I just felt this wave of sadness for. She has worked her whole life to be where she is. She has gone through such struggles and now she has to go through this too. I just wanted to wrap the poor woman in a blanket and tell her it will all be ok.
It was also very interesting to see the police procedure through this. It was interesting to see the way they viewed Gemma and how without knowing someone you can get something so very very wrong.
The thing about this book and a few books I have read recently is that it could happen. It could so easily happen to you, your friend, your family members. I don’t have children but I know of children that have acted just like Rosie and it’s so very scary. Clare writes this book so brilliantly. The fear and doubt are just so perfectly there.
This was a fantastic debut book and I cannot wait to see what Clare brings for us in the future.
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