‘The ending of Little Secrets left me gasping!’ My WeeklyTo keep little secrets, they tell big lies…
‘I am not sick.
I just like the little dolls…
I think I’ll break one soon.’
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. A tiny porcelain doll appearing on your doorstep. Bright blonde hair, rosy cheeks, even a little blue dress. A perfect replica of your six-year-old daughter.
But then anonymous letters from ‘The Doll Collector’ begin to arrive. And in the small town where everyone has their own little secrets, no one is safe from suspicion.
Because you can never really trust the people who live just along the street…
Big Little Lies meets The Couple Next Door in this fast-paced psychological thriller.
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Excellent book. I adored the storyline and the characters. A real page turner. I would this recommend this book.
A town reeling in the wake of tragedy An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town's courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside.. An aspiring journalist desperate for a story The clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn't nearly enough to cover rent. Rose needs a story-a big one. Little dolls full of secrets In the weeks after the courthouse fire, precise porcelain replicas of Colmstock's daughters begin turning up on doorsteps, terrifying parents and testing the limits of the town's already fractured police force. Rose may have finally found her story. But as her articles gain traction and the boundaries of her investigation blur, Colmstock is seized by a seething paranoia. Soon, no one is safe from suspicion. And when Rose's attention turns to the mysterious stranger living in the rooms behind the tavern, neighbour turns on neighbour and the darkest side of self-preservation is revealed. I'm not sure what to say about this book without giving spoilers, so I'm not going to say anything. Except I will say this book is a really enjoyable and unexpected read. 4*
Another great read from my weekend, highly recommend this book.
Rose Blakey is an aspiring journalist. She is desperate to escape the from the small Australian town in which she lives. Rejection after rejection mean she is stuck in what she sees as a dead-end waitressing job. This is a town is gripped by fear following an arson attack in which a local boy died and by the delivery of dolls to local children, dolls that spookily resemble their recipients. The atmosphere in the small town is suffocating and, as anonymous notes arrive and small incidents become large ones, paranoia develops at a pace suspicions falls on those not born in the town. Rose sees this as the ideal opportunity for becoming a reporter, not fully understanding the implications of what she writes and how it will impact on the paranoia. The novel is so well written as we are drawn into Rose’s world, as we see the occupants of the small town with its brutal cops and desperate parents, and finally see hope and friendship emerge. An intriguing but slightly disturbing read. I look forward to reading more by this author. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for a review copy.