My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Eek. I’m finding this one a tad difficult to review. I chose this book as my Book of the Month pick many months ago and have finally gotten around to reading it…. well actually listening to it because audio is so much faster for me to get to and I requested it from the library.
Sweet Little Lies was totally not what I was expecting it to be. I was expecting a juicy and twisty thriller. Instead, I got a slow paced police procedural. But even despite the genre mix-up, I found the story just okay.
Cat Kinsella is a detective charged with investigating the murder of a woman named Alice Lapine whose body is found dumped in the woods. But when Alice turns out to really be Maryanne Doyle, a girl who vanished in 1998, the case starts to get strange.
I honestly don’t have a lot to say about this book because I found it to be kind of boring. While I ultimately appreciated the ending, it took a lot of “stuff” to get there. And the “stuff” was kind of long and drawn out and all over the place. I unfortunately never got invested in the story and found my attention ebbing and flowing with the audio as some parts reeled me in and then others lent themselves to periods of zoning out.
I wish I could say I loved this book more. There are plenty of rave reviews on Goodreads so my opinion should not be the determining factor for whether you read it. I’m kind of maxxed out on thriller/mysteries right now and am finding them harder and harder to wow me with new and fresh content. So I also may not be a great judge at the moment. Please feel free to check out other wonderful reviews for this book as you may find yourself on that side of the fence.