October 4, 2020

Sweet Little Lies Review

Title: Sweet Little Lies
Author: Caz Frear
Type: Thriller, Mystery 
Pages: 341
Rating: 4/5
Method Read: Physical

“And for that second, the world shrinks to just us. Just his face and mine. Every smell seems to evaporate. Every color ceases to exist. And there’s a silence. I silence so laden with fear and mistrust that it turns everything else abstract and us both to stone.” 
Caz Frear, Sweet Little Lies

I’ve been in a bit of a book slump these last few days. Thrillers and mystery are definitely one of my favorite genres so I picked up this title off my bookshelf. I acquired it through a Facebook swap group. I wasn’t super excited about the writing style at first and it took some time for me to get into it but once I did I couldn’t put it down.

Catrina, Cat, Kinsella is detective on the police force in London when they come across a murdered victim. Soon they find out the victim, Alice, is connected to a runaway, possibly kidnapped teenager girl named Maryanne from Ireland. Maryanne disappeared 20 years ago and Cat had met Maryanne all those years ago when she was 8 and on vacation with her family. Cat had always thought her father had something to do with her disappearance. Now Cat must find out how it’s all connected but also feels obligated to keep her fathers secrets and she’s worried he might be involved with the murder of Alice.

This is a well developed, strong plot and I really enjoyed it. It is your classic “whodunit” mystery novel. It kept me guessing the whole time. The style really reminded of James Patterson and John Sanford or any other detective book. I always forget how much I love crime novels like this. It isn’t the last of Catrina Kinsella either which is pretty exciting. She has other crimes to solve. I can’t wait to read them.