Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark
About the Book:
It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn't have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom, and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car—and her daughters—are gone. The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but quenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere. As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.
I must admit that this story exceeded my expectations. The intensity of the story line kept me thoroughly riveted and engrossed. With a complex and realistic cast of characters, the author does a phenomenal job of showing Claire's undying mother's love and emotional quest to find her daughter(s). The author transports the reader into this fast-paced white-knuckle story line with her creative interweaving of psychological tension that leaves the reader's heart palpitating until the ending leaves them emotionally spent.
Little Lovely Things is a very well written debut novel with excellent pacing. This is definitely a page turner you should consider adding to your library. Connolly’s writing style is outstanding, easy to follow with great scene setting. I’ll definitely read her next one.
Thank you NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Darren O’Sullivan for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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