Genre: Psychological Thriller
One split second can destroy your life forever.
Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…
When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her – or is she losing her mind?
Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.
They’re watching her child as well.
An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…
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I absolutely love the premise for this book, the idea that one small act can have life alternating consequences is both fascinating and terrifying! Jen is an average woman trying to do her best by her son Charlie and when she tries to do something kind for a stranger one day, she sets of a devastating chain of events. I warmed to her straightaway, she was very relatable even if sometimes the choices she made made me want to scream at her. But that’s the thing, you never truly know how you will react to certain situations unless you’re in the situation yourself, so I couldn’t judge her. That all sounds vague, but when you’re reading a Bale book it really is best if you don’t know too much about the plot.
Bale has an effortless writing style that always hooks me instantly, he really draws the reader in and doesn’t let go until the end. Each Little Lie wasn’t quite as fast paced as his previous books but it was still a thrilling read. The ending was action packed and gave me that adrenaline rush that I’ve come to expect from his books and there was the sense of something sinister lurking under the surface throughout. This is a book full of manipulation, deceit, betrayals and also had that fantastic underlying sense of paranoia, especially as Jen started to unravel at the seams, much as her entire life did. Fans of the author will not be disappointed, this was an engrossing read full of twists and turns.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
About the Author:
Tom Bale is the author of eight books, including the bestsellers SEE HOW THEY RUN and ALL FALL DOWN. He has been writing since the age of seven, and completed his first novel at fifteen. After twenty years and hundreds of rejection slips, his first novel SINS OF THE FATHER was published under his real name, David Harrison. With his next book, SKIN AND BONES, he acquired an agent, a pseudonym and a book deal that enabled him to write full time. He lives in Brighton with his family. Visit his website at http://www.tombale.net, follow him on Facebook, or on Twitter: @t0mbale