Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Four Stars

RELEASE DATE:  2 June 2020

Format: E-Arc

Pages: 336

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Source:  NetGalley

 

 

Blurb

When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. At least, that’s what she’s been told. She can’t remember anything from that day, and her town’s bullies, particularly the cruel and beautiful Melody Davenport, have never let her live it down.

But then Melody goes missing, and Cassidy thinks she may have information. She knows she should go to the cops, but she recently joked about how much she’d like to get rid of Melody. She even planned out the perfect way to do it. And then she gets a chilling text from an unknown number: I’m so glad we’re in this together.

Now it’s up to Cassidy to figure out what really happened before the truth behind Melody’s disappearance sets the whole town ablaze. 

 

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Review

Thank you so much to Sourcebooks Fire for sending me a copy of Little Creeping Things, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

 

Cass has always had her past follow her – when she was younger she started inadvertently a fire that killed her neighbour and friend, and she’s been treated like the ‘fire girl’ at school ever since.  Melody has been particularly cruel, and Cass may have written a plan to rid the world of her, but she would never act on it.  However, Melody has gone missing, and the clues to her disappearance are scarily similar to what is written in her private journal…  Going to the police would be the sensible thing to do, but will they believe her?  Wouldn’t it be better if she could solve the mystery herself first?

Little Creeping Things is a brilliant, suspenseful thriller that had me guessing until the very end.  Due to Cassidy being unable to remember the fire from when she was younger, and only recalling snippets every now and then, she was a wonderfully unreliable narrator.  Some of the relationships between the characters, especially Cass and Gideon, were a little frustrating at times, and I would have preferred it with zero romantic interest, but I will admit most of it was necessary, to add to the suspense of the mystery.

If you’re looking for a fast paced thriller with a bunch of intriguing twists, make sure you add this one to your TBR!

 

 

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