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These Little Lies by Gretta Mulrooney
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bookshelves: netgalley-2019, read-in-2019


A few months after the loss of her husband, and relocating to her small hometown, DI Siv Drummond is looking forward to a much less stressful job. What she gets on her first day is two dead bodies.

A young man and older woman were found stabbed to death next to the river. A child's picture is placed on the woman's chest.

Siv is lead investigator, working with a team she's not familiar with. The woman was just reported missing a few hours earlier by her husband. There has been no report on the man. Eventually when both have been identified, the real work begins.

Who wanted these people dead? Who is the child in the picture? How are they all connected? They seem to have nothing in common.

Questioning the families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors reveal conflicting opinions, especially of the woman. One by one suspects or those of interest are eliminated .. others seem to have secrets covered up with lies.

While Siv is trying to solve this crime, she is also trying to earn the respect of her team. Not easy when one of her superiors would rather have someone else in her position. Can she convince them she's got what it takes?

This is a new series by this author featuring a strong female lead who is tenacious in her search for justice for her victims, but also closure for the families.

This is more a suspenseful mystery rather than a fast-faced thriller. The suspense starts on the very first page and doesn't let up until the surprising and unpredictable ending. The author has skillfully defined the characters, lending credibility to the story line. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Many thanks to the author / Joffe Books / Books n All Promotions / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Reading Progress

October 26, 2019 – Started Reading
October 26, 2019 – Shelved
October 26, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley-2019
October 27, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
October 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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