Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Little Lies, by Helen Slavin
There are two time frames in this book and a lot of major characters and an even wider array of minor characters. It's not a book to read on an e-book reader as you either have to flip back to remind yourself of the relationships between certain characters or you have to draw a map that you can refer to. Two sets of mothers (Celia (dead), Linda (in France), and Diane (day care)) and daughters (Rebecca (dogs), Eve (dreams and tarot cards) and Fran (art)) are the most important, and a pig-headed sculptor (Terry) subtly weaves his way into their center. Once you've got it all sorted, it's a fun book with a bit of paranormal and a twisty ending.