Adult book reviews, Book Reviews

Little Bones by N.C. Peacock – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Four Stars

RELEASE DATE:  31 October 2020

Format: E-ARC

Publisher: Avon Books UK

Source:  NetGalley

Blurb

I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones…

My father was Mr Bones – the notorious serial killer of 25 years ago.
As a child I witnessed his crimes.
Everything is different now. I have a new identity. I’m a mother. I am finally free.
Until that podcast. I should never have listened.
They’re linking a recent disappearance to the crimes of the past.
They know who I am. They’re calling me Little Bones again.
They say I’m a villain but I’m not. I’m a victim.
You believe me, don’t you?

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Review

Thank you to Avon Books UK for providing me with a copy of Little Bones, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

Cherrie has a secret. Her father was a serial killer, nicknamed Mr Bones and the media called her 8 year old self Little Bones. It’s a secret she hopes no-one in her new life will ever discover, especially her boyfriend and young son, but when a boy in her town is murdered, a podcast is released, outing her to everyone. Cherrie thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to her, but she was wrong. Now her own son is missing and everyone seems to think the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – has Little Bones taken after Mr Bones?

Little Bones was an engaging crime thriller, with several twists. I did guess the outcome before the end of the book but I enjoyed the red herrings along the way that made me question whether I was right. There were several unlikeable characters I would have been more than happy to see go down for the crimes 😅

There were several important themes explored, such as victim blaming, the dangers of believing everything you read on the internet and the way lives can be destroyed by the ensuing mob mentality. Little Bones is a great read, perfect for the Halloween season and a fun thriller for those new to the genre or seasoned crime lovers!

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