Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

Little Broken Things
by Nicole Baart

Publisher: Atria
Pages: 368
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  I have something for you. When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. They haven’t seen each other in nearly a year and thanks to Nora’s fierce aloofness, their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and an occasional email or text. But when a haunted Nora shows up at the lake near Quinn's house just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever.

Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering, wide-eyed, and tight-lipped. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone, especially not their buttoned-up mother who seems determined to pretend everything is perfect. But before Quinn can ask even one of the million questions swirling around her head, Nora disappears, and Quinn finds herself the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy.

While Quinn struggles to honor her sister’s desperate request and care for the lost, scared Lucy, she fears that Nora may have gotten involved in something way over her head—something that will threaten them all. But Quinn’s worries are nothing compared to the firestorm that Nora is facing. It’s a matter of life and death, of family and freedom, and ultimately, about the lengths a woman will go to protect the ones she loves.

Kritters Thoughts:  Two sisters are the heart of the book and after reading the synopsis I was ready for Quinn to tell the full story, but I was so pleasantly surprised when chapters from her sister Nora and her mother Liz appeared in the book.  

A book that focuses on sisters is usually a book that will get me hooked in the beginning.  The sister relationship will always be a complicated one, two females and usually there are similarities and differences and those impact how each sister sees themselves, the other, the family, and the world.  Its hard to see the world through someone who is similar and different and grew up in the same home that you did.  I love when a book presents sisters as real - hard work and rewarding.  

After reading the book, I read reviews that said the book was predictable and I could see that.  I could have guessed some of the endings bits, but I still enjoyed the journey to get there.  Without giving away the ending, I would say that this book is a good read for the time that we are in now.  With an emphasis right now on females having strong relationships with the other females in their lives; this book reminded me that there are safety in numbers, but we have to be honest with one another.

I would gladly read another by Nicole Baart.  Her writing was interesting and had a good flow.  Her characters were easy to get to know and easy to get invested in and I wanted to know what would happen and that is an A+ in my book!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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