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Little Town Lies

2.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Sally Hopkins was a social worker for the State of Texas. Worn out, burned out, she calls up her uncle Ed, sheriff of the small East Texas town of Maryvale, to find out if she can come and stay with him for a while. Much to her surprise, Ed not only wants her to visit, he has work for her. The town has been plagued over the summer by a series of arsons and animal mutilatio ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published October 20th 2005 by Forge Books
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Dec 24, 2011 Estelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that tries too hard. To me it seems amateur. The timing and elaboration of the details in this book are inefficiently paced and plotted.

Sally Hopkins is written as a woman who escape from the small town to the big city for a better opportunity, then when things doesnt work out for her,she decides to go back to her small town, where she still felt stronger as a safe haven. This character doesnt strike very stronger as a detective/police officer. Her job as a social worker works we
Jun 05, 2008 SingingSparrow rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thriller
Little Town Lies, more terrifying than warmly funny, follows Sally back to her hometown of Maryvale. As a social worker, working in Houston, you would think that she has seen her fair share of shock but it is not until she returns home to help her uncle Ed, where she is confronted by some of the worst crimes of her career. Following the investigation of the serial killer, Sally must also integrate herself within this little town, and ultimately uncover some of those secrets that she left behind ...more
Sep 21, 2015 Caroline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, crime
I liked this book, it was an interesting set up with a social worker returning to her adopted hometown, where she gets tangled up with a local murder mystery.
Carl Hanger
Very dark view of small town life in East Texas. Also makes the FBI appear to be idiots, which they are certainly not. Gives on the feeling that everyone is a victim of something.
Magda Gregorski
Unexpected turned in the book, difficult to read emotionally at times. It was heavy but good.
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