Little Black Lies – Sharon Bolton (Review)

little black lies

5 Stars (5 / 5)


Wow… Just wow…
I’m in a daze, I don’t even know where to begin…

Little Black Lies Synopsis, yes… I’ll start there… The novel is told from three viewpoints and begins with Catrin.
Catrin is struggling, grieving from the tragic accidental death of her two children three years prior. Not that she really sees their deaths as accidents, she blames her childhood friend Rachel who was looking after them that day. And Catrin has a plan for revenge. However when a child goes missing, the third in two years, she gets dragged into a web of secrets and lies and finds her plan of revenge is not going to be as simple after all. Callum and Rachel tell the remainder of the story, but I don’t want to give away any more information about them or the story because I don’t want to spoil anything!

I have made no secret about my admiration for Bolton’s novels. Especially the Lacey Flint series, which is my all time favourite series. There is something about the atmosphere she creates in her books that resonates with me. I get sucked into the darkness of it, and love every word of it.

I’m not even sure exactly why this book captured me so. Perhaps being a mother now, books about dead and lost children strike a particular chord with me now. A chord that has not always been there. Like a new level of emotion.
Catrin’s grief is so real. So palpable, that it made me feel sick to my stomach. But don’t let that put you off this book!!! It’s not all doom and gloom… Well a lot of it is… But not in a bad way!!

If you are a fan of books such as gone girl, sharp objects, the girl on a train etc etc I have no doubt you will enjoy this book, or any of Bolton’s novels. Although there is just no comparing them… Bolton blows them out of the water!

I’m not exactly sure why she isn’t more popular, here in Aus anyway… I know she is getting more popular but I hadn’t heard of any of her books until the Lacey Flint series was auto recommended to me on Goodreads and I thought I would give it a go (thank you Goodreads!). I will be very surprised if she doesn’t make it to the top 10 here is Aus very soon.

My daze still continues. This is absolutely my favourite book of the year… So much emotion, SO DAMN GOOD!!!! And that ending is so fresh that right now, I am having a lot of trouble thinking of a book that I have liked more. Ever.

Put aside whatever you are reading at the moment, forget your to-read list, and READ THIS BOOK!!!!! You won’t regret it!!!



If you love a good thriller, check out my reviews of the Lacey Flint Series also by Sharon Bolton:

Now you see me  Dead Scared  like this, for ever  a dark and twisted tide


Hi my name is Mel. I'm from Sydney, Australia and I am a mother of one (so far). This blog is just a collaboration of my favourite things, reading, being a mummy, and just being. Hope you enjoy!

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