Happy Wednesday! Today I have a review of Little Lovely Things written by Maureen Joyce Connolly and available on April 2, 2019 from Sourcebooks! Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the invitation.
Claire Rawlings is a busy mom of two. She’s also a medical resident and finds herself in the throes of an allergic reaction as she’s driving her daughters to work with her. She wakes up in a gas station bathroom, and her girls are gone.
The tension mounts as the police have no suspects or any direction to go in, while the hours pass by without Claire’s daughters being found. Claire’s marriage is an unhappy one, so she has little social support to help her in this ordeal. A witness comes to light days later but may not be telling the truth.
Small decisions can have huge impacts on us, and this book definitely gets that point across well. We hear from multiple narrators, which adds so much insight into this dilemma and to what life was like for Claire. The characters are richly developed and enjoyable, and this book is definitely a fresh take on the missing child plot.
Overall, Little Lovely Things is an original, well-paced, well-plotted story, which kept me on the edge of my seat with tension and wonder.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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.
Have you read Little Lovely Things, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR