The description of this book claims that My Little Girl is “A totally gripping psychological thriller full of shocking twists” and while I didn’t find that to be the case, this thriller was still an enjoyable, if somewhat predictable read.
My Little Girl tells the story of Jill, a grandmother who take her beloved granddaughter, Beatrice, to a fair. What should have been a lovely evening turns into a living nightmare when Beatrice goes missing. The reader then follows as the expected tensions, regrets, arguments and fears of the various characters unfold as they try to find the missing child.
The story is told from multiple points of view, and this certainly helped me engage more with the story. While I found this book predictable, I did not want to stop reading until the I had found out if my predictions would be correct.
Shalini Boland is a new to me author, and while this book didn’t bowl me over, it didn’t disappoint either. None of the characters were particularly likable but they felt very real and ordinary, like people I could know in everyday life. The book was well paced, and the dialogue flowed which made this an easy read.
Overall this was an easy, fast-paced but predictable thriller that I found entertaining and made me want to check out the author’s backlist.
Release date – 22nd April 2021 (available for pre-order now)
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