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you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
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I'm currently reading Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton.
I've been wondering if I have what it takes to kill. Whether I can look a living creature in the eye and take the one irreversible action that ends a life. Asked and answered, I suppose. I have no difficulty in killing, I'm actually rather good at it.
In such a small community
as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a
dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely...
another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible
to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must
admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged
woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two
sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the
And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that
generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins
But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend,
Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they
have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of
them trust anyone, not even themselves.