LITTLE BONES BY N.V. PEACOCK


PLOT SUMMARY:

I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones…

My father was Mr Bones – the notorious serial killer of 25 years ago.

As a child I witnessed his crimes.

Everything is different now. I have a new identity. I’m a mother. I am finally free.

Until that podcast. I should never have listened.

They’re linking a recent disappearance to the crimes of the past.

They know who I am. They’re calling me Little Bones again.

They say I’m a villain but I’m not. I’m a victim.

You believe me, don’t you?


MY REVIEW:

I thought the pace of the book was good and it was really gripping at times when Cherrie was so lost in anguish and grief due to a tragedy early in the book. She herself undergoes a moment of identify crisis and must look deep within to learn who she really is; the daughter of a serial killer or a loyal and caring mother and wife?⁣

At times, Cherrie's character was strong but I found the other characters didn't have as much depth and could have been from any book.⁣

I was let down by the ending and thought the 'twist' at the end was quite underwhelming. It was as if the author just had enough and wanted to tie up the story and thus gave us a pretty anticlimactic and disappointing ending. ⁣

So overall, there were elements of the book that I liked but in the end it just didn't quite meet the mark for me. From the beginning I was hooked and was waiting to see where the momentum would take me but unfortunately it didn’t deliver in the end. ⁣

Thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to review this pre publication.⁣

IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:

Fast Paced

Has Potential

Would read more by the author


FAVOURITE QUOTE:

'Bad memories are like tea bags; they taint the water around them, then defiantly bob to the surface.'

FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

If I had to choose, then it would be Cherrie as she was the only one with some real depth to her.

OVERALL RATING:

6/10

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