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Little Black Lies

by Sharon Bolton

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Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
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  • Published May 2015
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Laurel G. (Pacific Palisades, CA)
    Mystery in the Falkland Islands
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I have others of Sharon Bolton's. It was difficult to put it down, which is always a good sign. The setting of the Falkland Islands added to the enjoyment of the book. It was interesting to learn about the layout of the islands, the aftermath of the war, and the study of the marine life.

    I highly recommend this novel.
  • Laure R. (Fresno, CA)
    Little Black Lies
    Completely gripping psychological thriller set in the Falkland Islands, I found I was unable to put it down.

    The startling twists and turns are skillfully woven into this dark, chilling story of missing children in a remote island community. The setting is beautifully described and provides a glimpse of the fascinating history of this area as well as its' marine life.

    It's the best read I've had in quite a while! I strongly recommend it to everyone.. .
  • Patricia H. (Norman, OK)
    Mystery I the Falkland Islands
    Little Black Lies is interesting from several different perspectives. The setting is the Falkland Islands, where people all know one another and there are few secrets. The second important factor is the islands have a very low crime rate so when a crime occurs it may be not be recognized as a crime. The third perspective is the main character, Catrin Quinn, is a deeply wounded woman who has lost her children in a horrible and tragic accident. Her job as a sort of wildlife agent brings other significant and tragic events to play in a way that threatens her very life. The story begins with a boy who has gone missing. As the search for the child continues more information about Catrin's loss is shared which appears to be the motivation for how current findings about the missing child are interpreted. A very complex and fast moving story I read it in one sitting. Difficult to put down with each page bringing a new possibility. Thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was well written. Anyone who loves a good mystery will enjoy this book. Acceptable for young adults an older.
  • Beth W. (Marietta, GA)
    Where are our children?
    This is the question on the minds of all the citizens of Stanley, a small village in the Falkland Islands. The landscape, barren and rough, is wonderfully described in this great read. Ms. Bolton has created characters that we understand and care about. The well told story has many sharp curves and blind alleys. You won't regret picking up this fairly quick read.
  • Kathleen W. (New Brighton,, MN)
    Nothing is as it seems!
    When does it behoove us to lay bare the truth? When does it serve us and others best to hide our truths from the light of day? Does truth telling diminish and destroy or can it provide valuable closure? Do we ever REALLY know another person? LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton confronts us with those questions and dares us to explore the answers. Through 3 narrators who are allotted some 100 pages in sequence each, we are drawn into the intertwined lives of Catrin, Callum and Rachel. Through cleverly designed perspectives, the strategic "dropping" of clues and a mystery that starts ever so slowly then virtually gallops to the end, I found myself second guessing all I had come to know of and from these narrators. The ending was one I never saw coming. This book is an act of reader discovery that you owe yourself to experience. What are you waiting for?
  • Florence K. (Northridge, CA)
    Little Black Lies
    A plot that keeps the reader unsure of what will happen next, a surprising ending, three young, flawed protagonists--these would seem to have the makings of a blockbuster of a book. It doesn't quite happen.

    Thoroughly researched and well written, the milieu of the Falklands: the flora, the fauna. the isolation, the influence of the surrounding waters add to the readability of LITTLE BLACK LIES. It's the bevy of Falklanders whose actions and antics seem contrived and far-fetched. This may well be a good summer read, but for me it lacked the "wow!" factor.
  • Ashley B. (Raleigh, NC)
    I would read this book just for the chapter about the whales. Beautiful, disturbing, heartbreaking. The same can be said for the story, which is highly readable and engaging.

    My only complaints involve the character development, which for Rachel especially, was a bit lacking. Callum was a bit too simpering. Catrin was a bit too tough.

    This is the fifth Sharon Bolton novel I have read, and I am a fan. I especially enjoyed Dead Scared (Lacey Flint #2).

    With Little Black Lies, Ms Bolton has again achieved an original, smart novel that is well beyond a mere formulaic mystery.

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