Title: Little Liar
Author: Clare Boyd
Genre: Domestic Drama
Publication Date: 2018
Gemma and Peter Bradley have a picture perfect family with two kids, Rosie and Noah, and another on the way…or do they? When Gemma returns home after working all day she takes a few minutes to herself outside before going inside where she knows her kids will be demanding her attention. Even further, Rosie has taken to throwing temper tantrums as of late which are very demanding on their relationship.
Witness to these tantrums is their nosy neighbor Mira, whose house is situated very close and can hear little Rosie screaming and crying. One night Mira notices the screaming is practically bad and begins to get worried. Should she call the police or let it be? She decides to pay a visit to the Bradley residence to check on Rosie. Next thing she knows, Gemma has the police at her door. What is it that Mira saw and could it all be based on a lie?
Little Liar is told in alternating points of view between Gemma and Mira, along with some alternating time lines along the way. Over time I have found this to be one of my favorites means of story telling for these types books. It really helps to get to know the characters better and to slowly unravel the story so you don’t get the full picture until the very end, essential for a mystery/thriller.
Little Liar was advertised as a psychological thriller, but for me, it was more like a domestic drama without much thriller or too much mystery. I love domestic set stories. They are one of my favorite genres because they have so much drama. Despite the lack of the thriller and mystery aspects, I still really enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged the entire time wanting to know what was going to happen next, how it was going to end.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the e-galley of this book for a fair and honest review.
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