In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse....
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky....
Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even....
How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber....
When human remains are discovered at a former children's home, DI Kim Stone fast realizes she's on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades....
Claudia Bishop's perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her....
Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac....
He's a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. But despite Hamish Wolfe's conviction, he's always stuck to his story - he's innocent....
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed....
Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her....
Erin and Roisin were friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now Roisin has discovered a secret - one Erin has kept for over a decade - and she's determined to make Erin pay....
With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake....
Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours....
A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Find out....
When a woman's body is discovered and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation....
Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons....
I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind....
Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters....
Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours.
Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity.
How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn't you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?
I almost gave up on this book a few times but now I'm very glad I didn't! The accents took awhile to get used to. The ending and actually the last 6 or 7 chapters were just one twist after another. And just when you think the twists are done, BAM - here comes a other one! Gotta love a book with an ending like this!
I was hooked on this dark disturbing story straight away and initially would have rated it higher however I had to skip over three chapters because of the unnecessarily detailed descriptions of a pod of whales being killed - not something I enjoy hearing about. Towards the end the story is from Rachel's point of view - this was my least favourite part especially when she had imaginary talks with her horse! Both annoying and pointless - no idea why the author included this - just too bizarre for my liking.
This could have been brilliant but missed the mark.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
There are so many of this type of novel around just now but this one doesn't disappoint. Great writing, full of suspense, every time you think you know what's actually happened you find the details change and it's something you would never have expected, loved this book. Read it!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Very dark lives of the characters . Couldn't put this story down . Brilliantly read . No crapy accents . Not my usual girly read but I am converted.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
It's going to be very difficult to find a new book to listen to after Little Black Lies. I put off listening to this book even though I love Sharon's books. Comments that it was dark and difficult to read from fans at Goodreads put me off, and yet they still gave it 5 stars. I had to know what I was missing.
When I finally steeled myself to download the book, I immediately found myself caught up in the psychological effects the death of Katrin's sons had on the main characters and, three years on, the ripple effect on the community of Stanley. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't think of the book as dark and difficult.
Then there's the ending ... No spoilers here, but you simply must read this book. I think love, loyalty, friendship and the very nature of the human mind will continue to baffle even the experts for many years. Good listening!
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
really enjoyed it kept you guessing till the end and added a interesting twist at the end which made you want the book to continue to find out more!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I'm afraid this is another novel that has fallen into the trap of over-explanation. This seems to be a common fault in recent crime fiction. I don't know if the genre suffers from lack of originality or what. Why does the 'heroine ' always have to be minuscule, and the 'hero' massive? It's so annoying. The characters have no redeeming features, and the denouement is frankly ridiculous. It is redeemed by an excellent narrator...
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Little Black Lies in three words, what would they be?
Gripping, emotional, intelligent
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the setting of the Falkland Islands, the setting descriptions were wonderful
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
Great pace, switched between characters well
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
This book is well worth a listen!!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller. Good book
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this one, it's not as good as the Lacey series but nevertheless I got through it pretty quickly.
The descriptions of The Falkland Islands was fascinating and very accurate of small island life!
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
Marvelous story with a nasty surprise at the end. I listened almost non stop and enjoyed every moment
11 of 15 people found this review helpful
Great story, the reading needs an editor check - some booboos and repeats, but a cliffhanger to the end.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this book and I thought the story was well written with lots of background stories and layers and also some great twists, yes 1 part of the book was sad but I think it added more depth to the storyline, I did like the characters and the setting was great I think I know the harshness of the Falklands landscape from reading this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A gripping human story. Narrators were wonderful.
My second Sharon Bolton and won't be my last.
I enjoyed this audio book from the twists and turns to the narrator, perfect for the theme
Found this book to be interesting throughout with its little twists and turns. Did expect more from the ending.
It kept me on the seat of my car. I couldn't wait to go for a drive and resented it if someone came with me