Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

Little Lovely Things
by Maureen Joyce Connolly

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:   Claire Rawlings, mother of two and medical resident, will not let the troubling signs of an allergic reaction prevent her from making it in for rounds. But when Claire's symptoms overpower her while she's driving into work, her two children in tow, she must pull over. Moments later she wakes up on the floor of a gas station bathroom-her car, and her precious girls have vanished.

The police have no leads and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.

Kritters Thoughts:  A hard book to read, but so worth it.  A busy mother who is trying to balance schooling, motherhood and being a spouse has an allergic reaction and the next thing she knows her children and her car are gone.  With a heavy layer of guilt she must continue to search for her girls while also move forward with the life that she has left.

I absolutely loved this book.  The pacing was top notch, enough where I read it in one day in two sittings - I couldn't put this one down at all.  I really wanted to know what would happen to these girls and this family.  

The writing was fantastic.  I fell in love with this family from the very beginning and felt the whole range of emotions for them all.  I had such sympathy for both parents who are put in such a horrible situation.  My favorite thing is when I have such deep emotions for a character where I have REAL feelings.  

I love it when I look up an author after I finish their book and go searching and realize that the book I read was a debut, makes me sad because there is no backlist to go dive into, but excited because if this is the debut I am in hopes that there is more and more to come from this author!

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

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 17 out of 100

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