Review – Little White Lies

Little White Lies
By: Philippa East
Release Date: February 4th, 2020
Publisher: HQ

This is one of those books where giving a full review would definitely lead to spoilers so I’m going to do my best to avoid doing that to all of you.

Seven years ago Anne White looked away for a second but then her daughter Abigail was gone. Now, Abigail is home but not everything is a happily ever after now that she’s returned.

Between carrying the guilt over that lost second, juggling her younger children and wanting to know exactly what happened to her daughter Anne is struggling and that is putting it nicely. With Abigail coming home and her sons having to grasp that this person is the sister they don’t remember Anne is trying to find a way to make things right when she’s not even sure of the depths of how wrong things actually are.

The story is told through the eyes of Anne, Abigail’s cousin Jess and Lillian, Anne’s sister and Jess’s mother. The story was interesting to read as we piece together how everyone is feeling about Abigail’s return and the most genuine and least complicated is Jess’s story as she is simply thrilled to have her cousin back.

I had to wait two whole days before I was allowed to see her. Two whole days. I badgered Mum all round the house, but all she could say was, it’s complicated, like a bad status update. It maddened me the way Mum’s rules were so rigid, the way her opinions were always right. Because what could be simpler than Abigail and me? Ever since we were tiny it had been that way.

-Jess, Little White Lies

The intertwining, complicated story that brought the character’s to Abigail’s disappearance and now the even more complicated unraveling of what happened to her while she was away is mind-bending and truly gripping.

With a good cast of characters, a heart-wrenching story and plenty of surprises if you like thrillers and plot-twists you’ll love Little White Lies.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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