Standalone Sunday is a fun feature created by Megan at Bookslayerreads where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend. There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… she thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!
Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And be sure to check out Megan’s very creative blog and leave a link in her Standalone Sunday comments section so she can add your blog to the list
My Standalone Pick is:
Published May, 2015 from Minotaur Books
My Rating: 5 Stars
In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely…
When another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.
And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.
But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.
If you’ve visited my blog much since I started at the end of Sept., you may have noticed that I love Sharon Bolton‘s books! I’ve reviewed Daisy in Chains and highlighted her Lacey Flint series in one of my tags and here I go again with Little Black Lies🙂 This book has all the makings that I look for in a must-read…intriguing characters with secrets, an atmospheric setting, a mystery that even using my best detective skills I couldn’t figure out, and the topper of all – a twist that I didn’t see coming from 5 miles away! Seriously, I had to go back a couple pages and keep re-reading the passage because it just blew me away. If you love mysteries filled with suspense and twists, you really need to give this fantastic standalone a try