I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping thriller Little Friends by Jane Shemilt. Thank you to Sriya and Michael Joseph Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.
About the book:
Their children are friends first. They hit it off immediately, as kids do.
So the parents are forced to get to know each other. But as they get closer, they start to take their eyes off their children.
And while they have been looking the other way, evil has crept in.
Every parent’s biggest nightmare is about to come true…
About the author:
While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.
She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.
What a fantastic, gripping and fast paced read Little Friends by Jane Shemilt is! A superbly written, complex and tightly plotted thriller that captured my imagination from the very first page, this is a novel that completely blew me away.
It’s difficult to write a review that will do this wonderful book justice without giving too much away, but I’ll try my best!
Told from multiple points of view, Little Friends is a tense psychological thriller that kept me enthralled from beginning to end. With characters who are not always easy to like, this is a thrilling tale that takes you on an exhilarating and dark rollercoaster ride of secrets and lies. This is a book that leaves you breathless and unsettled as the story unfolds, with the narrative mostly being told by the alternate voices of Eve, Melissa and Grace, whose children are at the heart of the story.
As the dark, brutal and shocking story gradually unfolded I found myself holding my breath, chilled to the bone by what I was reading. Jane Shemilt has written a book so compelling I flew through the pages, not wanting to put it down until the final, gut wrenching page had been turned. Tackling some difficult subjects, Little Friends is a moving, thrilling and devastatingly brilliant tale that will stay with me for a long time to come.
A chilling, dark and shocking read that I would highly recommend.
Little Friends by Jane Shemilt is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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