Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review: A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes

A Little Bird Told Me
by Marianne Holmes

Publisher: Agora Books
Pages: 277
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As the heatwave boils on, tensions in the town begin to simmer. Everyone is gossiping about her mum, a strange man is following her around, and worst of all, no one will tell Robyn the truth. But this town isn’t good at keeping secrets…

Twelve years later, Robyn returns home, to a house that has stood empty for years and a town that hasn’t moved on, forced to confront the mystery that haunted her that summer.

And atone for the part she played in it.

Kritters Thoughts:  Robyn and her brother are returning home after twelve years and Robyn wants to know the whole truth.  She wants to know about the secrets of her parents and those surrounding her.  While the reader is reading about her diving in the past, the book also goes into the past to give the reader the whole view point and what Robyn lived and maybe what she is seeing through different eyes.

I always love a story with a past and a present.  For me the two timelines seemed muddy and confusing.  I had a note sheet and I still felt like I was all over the place and couldn't keep things straight - this is strange for me and thus was really frustrating.  

I liked Robyn and her brother as characters but I couldn't get connected to them.  I can connect to unlikeable characters and want to know their journeys but I just couldn't with these two.  

I was bummed that this book didn't live up to my expectations, I wanted so much more from this.  It didn't turn me off completely from the author, I may have to try another from her.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Agora Books.  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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