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:



From Goodreads

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

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31 thoughts on “STANDALONE SUNDAY: LITTLE BLACK LIES By Sharon Bolton

      1. I’ve read Daisy in Chains and loved it! It’s the only book I’ve read by Bolton, everyone said I need to read Little Black Lies so I bought it, TBR problems – I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet

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  1. Aghh! I was so thinking about using this book for this week’s post! Glad I didn’t now. But I agree with everything you said about the book. This is a truly amazing story and I loved every minute of it!! I have Daisy in Chains sitting on my shelf right now just waiting for me. Can’t wait to get to it!

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    1. Sorry I ruined your post Megan, and you’re the creator to boot;) Great minds think alike!! Wasn’t this just a fantastic book? Did you see the twist coming? None of us in my book club did. I can’t wait for you to read Daisy in Chains and see what you think.

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      1. You didn’t ruin my post, by any means! I hadn’t even seen your post yet when I was making mine. I just thought it was cool that we both thought of this book. Like you said, great minds think alike!! And yes!! The book is so amazing. I did NOT see the ending coming at all. Does your book club meet in real life? Or an online book club?

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      2. My book club meets in person once a month, usually friday nights and we have wine, food and talk about the book. I started it almost 6 years ago and we keep it small, about 8 people. As far as online book clubs go, I’m joining Janel’s from Keeper of Pages, Criminally Good Reads instagram book club. If you like crime/mystery thrillers you should check it out!!

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  2. I borrowed this from my library just yesterday with the intention of starting it sometime next week. This is no longer the case. After having read this review I feel I have no other option than to wreck my poor tbr again and sneak this in.

    Thanks Renee 😀


    1. Yay!! I’m so happy I could tempt you to move it to the top of your poor tbr:) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…my book club still talks about the twist in this book as none of us saw it coming. I’d love to know what you think when you’re finished so drop me another line!

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      1. Okay, this was really good. I loved that this took place in The Falkland Islands; I have no connection to the place but I loved this:) I also loved the writing. Just when I thought I had a resolution I could live with, the author threw something else into the mix and had my head spinning. I figured out the ending, but if I’m being honest it’s because I suspected everybody. So I couldn’t lose 😀 (Don’t you just hate it when people do that? I do.)

        I’m glad I move this up.

        Thank you again Renee 🙂

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      2. You’re welcome, so glad you liked it! You’re the first person I’ve heard that figured out the ending, well done! I just didn’t see that one coming a mile away…I’m not as good at being a detective as I’d like to think I am:)

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