Sunday, May 19, 2019

#BookReview for Little Lovely Things by @MConnollyAuthor

Synopsis: A mother’s chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent’s worst nightmare.

Claire Rawlings, mother of two and medical resident, will not let the troubling signs of an allergic reaction prevent her from making it in for rounds. But when Claire's symptoms overpower her while she's driving into work, her two children in tow, she must pull over. Moments later she wakes up on the floor of a gas station bathroom-her car, and her precious girls have vanished.

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 unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.

Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by an unthinkable tragedy. Played out in multiple narrative voices, the novel explores how the lives of those affected fatefully intersect, and highlights the potential catastrophe of the small decisions we make every day.

This title will be released on April 2, 2019.

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: This was such a wonderful debut!  It was dark and lovely and frightning.  I have to say that being a parent this one hit home and I am now keeping an eye on my kids a lot more.  It only takes a second for someone to take a hold of a younger child. This one is a very scary reality and one that I hope I never have to experience. And although I have never been in this situation I do know someone who has and what I saw her and her husband go through showed in this debut.  I have to say that I think the author did an amazing job out of the gates with this title and story. And I look forward to see what topic she covers next. 

"A shattering adventure." - Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

"Combining the suspense and razor-sharp outlook of a Gillian Flynn novel, Maureen Connolly's debut sizzles. I finished Little Lovely Things in one heartbreaking, tear-batting gulp. Connolly takes risks that make the reader's heart start anew. Finding shards of hope amidst the chaos of tragedy is a testament to both the writer, and the characters she creates." - Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Wicked River

"Little Lovely Things is an insightful and moving read that is well worth the journey." - Vivian Schilling, bestselling author of Quietus

"A riveting novel bolstered by its flawed, believable characters." - Publishers Weekly

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