Published by Mira Books on October 17th 2017
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Suspense
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What happens when ambition trumps the truth?
A town reeling in the wake of tragedy
An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town's courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside..
An aspiring journalist desperate for a story
The clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn't nearly enough to cover rent. Rose needs a story-a big one.
Little dolls full of secrets
In the weeks after the courthouse fire, precise porcelain replicas of Colmstock's daughters begin turning up on doorsteps, terrifying parents and testing the limits of the town's already fractured police force.
Rose may have finally found her story. But as her articles gain traction and the boundaries of her investigation blur, Colmstock is seized by a seething paranoia. Soon, no one is safe from suspicion. And when Rose's attention turns to the mysterious stranger living in the rooms behind the tavern, neighbor turns on neighbor and the darkest side of self-preservation is revealed.
Little Secrets is a story that will definitely make you think. Creepy doesn’t even describe the things that go on on this place, but it sure makes for a really good read.
Colmstock, a small town in Australia where everyone pretty much know everyone. When the courthouse fire happened killing the boy inside the town was turned upside down, but something even more sinister is taking place. Porcelain dolls have been showing up the towns doorsteps that have little girls. These dolls look just like those girls. This is where Rose Blakely comes in, a journalist who pieces the clues together and prints them. Making all the suspicion and rumor with in this small town spread even worse.
Rose is one ambitious journalist. She wants to make a name for herself, and sometimes she steps on some toes doing just that. But, I like that Snoekstra gave us a main character that wasn’t perfect, she made her fair share of mistakes, but she learned from them. I think that Rose is probably the most straight forward character in this, the rest were fairly complicated. At some point or another I suspected them of having some involvement and this was just the towns people. The mysterious new comer, Will was just that. A mystery. Rose’s best friend was one that I really wanted to like, but then were others that they were wolves in sheeps clothing. It was an interesting group of characters, that’s for sure.
As the story unfolds and the pieces start to fall in place, and as for the who done it, I change my mind several times. The more the Rose learned about the people in this town and the police, the more I was unsure who was behind the dolls and the fire. I was amazed at how many secrets this small town held and as some were revealed, it all led up to a big twist at the end, that kinda left me scratching my head. It was a fitting ending, just not what I was expecting or hoping for with everything that happened from start to finish. But, I still enjoyed reading this.
Little Lies was a suspenseful story with town secrets and betrayals, and those who enjoy a great mystery will enjoy this one.