Devon Burges is in the throes of a high-risk birth when she learns of her dear friend’s murder. The police quickly name another friend as the chief suspect, but Devon doesn’t buy it—and despite her difficult recovery, she decides to investigate.
Haunted by postpartum problems that manifest as a cruel voice in h ...more
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Crickey it’s just so dam well written that you wouldn’t know.
You get a lot more from this read than you will ever bargain for, a lot more and then some.
The main character being Devon. A very well developed character and well rounded that you can’t help but be pulled into her life.
It’s a political thriller come mystery. I got drawn into all what was happening, the money laundering, the death of her best friend, and got used to the italics surrounding Devon, the little voices, ...more
There are moments when I feel like I’m dying a little more every day. I feel like a fish that’s been caught and then abandoned on a dock, lying there, flopping and gasping, each gasp weaker than the last. —Kim Brooks, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mom,” New York Magazine
This story made me feel like I was dying too. I've read 112 books in 2019, and this one might very well be the worst of the bunch. Having said that, I am so far into the minority on this one, I may as well wave my white ...more
This was a “sandwich” read for me. A provocative opening, a powerful closing, but the bits in between? They just didn’t appeal to my reading tastebuds. I feel a bit guilty, especially as I enjoyed the ending so much. But, I was so underwhelmed for the rest of the plot, that I can’t give this a higher rating than three stars.
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Little Voices is a political thriller/murder mystery about a former female prosecutor who's set on finding her close friend's killer. However, this woman is now going through postpartum depression which is manifesting itself as a series of scary little voices in her head, telling her the vilest things.
Are these voices helping her, or leading her down a dark path?
I was getting skeptical of where this book was going ...more
I had just been complaining about mysteries/thrillers ending too abruptly with too many unanswered questions and then I read Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie. WOW!
A stunning debut, where murder mystery meets political thriller. Devon Burges may be one of the most well-developed characters in a book I’ve read in awhile. As the chapters progressed we learned more about what makes Devon the way she is and we learn more about the voice inside her head. Is this her own internal monologue o ...more
I devoured this book over the course of a weekend, and I absolutely LOVED it! I'm a tough critic on thrillers/mysteries, but this one is SO good!
Here's what I really liked:
- Strong, likable female lead
- Relatable yet unreliable narrator
- Excellent character development
- Fun whodunnit mystery
- Political drama/controversy
- Unforeseen extra twist
- Tidy ending
- Believable story while staying grounded in the real world
Devony is our lead in this book, and I found her so relat ...more
Little Voices takes us on a journey with Devon Burges who has just had a high-risk birth. She has learned that one friend has been murdered and another friend is the primary suspect. Dealing with severe postpartum and voices in her head, Devon investigates the murder with surprisingly good instincts to prove her friend innocent. 💫
As I read Little Voices, I found myself actually f ...more
Little Voices is an excellent book. The book is about a women named Devony or Devon who after having a “baby” (no spoilers) finds herself investigating a murder of her friend and the number one suspect is another friend. The book is really interesting in that the author goes into great detail about what being an expectant mother is like as well as becoming a new moth ...more
Devon is dealing with a lot. A new baby and post-partum depression, a death of a friend- Belina with another friend-Alec accused of her murder and hearing voices. But she still has the know how from her life before motherhood and decides to investigate.
I liked trying to figure out the mystery of Belina's death, but more than that I enjoyed getting to know the real Devon and what's she's dealt with in her life. As we learn more about Devon and why she is hearing the voices, ...more
Devon is a terrific investigator and I liked her, though she was a bit bonkers at times ! I did get a bit cheesed off at how many times she was either pumping breast milk or crying !! That ...more
I enjoyed this well-written mystery with an intricate plot featuring murder, broken families, smuggling, money laundering, financial chicanery, political machinations, etc. I liked the many twists and turns in this story—especially the clever surprise at the end.
Devon Burges, a financial-crimes attorney, learns that her close friend, Belina Cabral, was murdered. Worse, the prime suspect is her c ...more
Little Voices takes us on a journey with Devon Burges who has just had a high-risk birth. She has learned that one friend has been murdered and another friend is the primary suspect. Dealing with severe postpartum and voices in her head, Devon investigates the murder with surprisingly good instincts to prove her friend innocent.
As I read Little Voices, I found myself actually fee ...more
Debut author Vanessa Lillie is new to the publishing world, but she writes like she was born to do it. ...more
Devon Burges is rushed to the hospital for a high-risk birth while in labor she hears over the radio that her friend Belina was found murder. 3 months later after being released from hospital to deal with her almost fatal birth and a very colicy newborn Devon learns that the main suspect in Belina death is her employer Adam who also happens to be Devon's old college friend. While dealing with The voice in her head that ha ...more
This was the worst book I've read in a long time. I tried and tried to get through it, but the writing and story drove me crazy. The main character hears "voices" and they are a constant presence. They bring nothing to the story. I rolled my eyes with every passage until I finally quit reading them at all. I made it halfway through the book before I couldn't take anymore. I skipped to the end. So glad I didn't waste my time any longer. Wish i hadn't picked this book to get for free. I N ...more
At 14% I got this gem. Not a spoiler, and here's the setup. Protagonist has realized that she has some important evidence, the daily planner of someone whose murder is being in ...more
What an eye-catching cover! I love the shades of blue. I think it will stand out on a bookshelf and catch anyone’s eye!
“Little Voices” is the first book for Author Vanessa Lillie and she nailed it! This is Psychological Suspense at its finest. My fingers are crossed that I am invited to review her second book, coming out Fall, 2020. I don’t know anything about it, but after reading this one, I think it’s guaranteed to be great!-Green Gables Book Reviews
Devon and ...more
This is one of the books that was a monthly book read by Amazon. I chose this book and one other. I didn't know what to expect from the author or book. If I'm completely honest, there were times when I just wanted to put it down because it was so convoluted that I felt I couldn't go forward. I'm so glad that I pushed through and got to the end of it. This book is so well written that I couldn't figure out what was real, which "bad guy" was the one that I should fear the most and I ...more
I used to tell myself that it doesn't matter if I didn't like a book. I had to finish it. Some people even go so far as to pride themselves on that. Then one day, I realized how ridiculous that is. I have an entire to-read list waiting for me. Why would you waste time on something you don't like? There are too many good books out there ready to be read. Why do I say this? Because I have opted not to spend one more minute on th ...more