Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan #bookreview

You think you know her…but look a little closer.

She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.

My thoughts on Little Disasters…

While the majority of books I read are crime fiction, every now and again, I get a craving to read something a little different. It’s when I generally pick up a piece of non-fiction or something by Jodie Picoult or Diane Chamberlain, a book that presents me with a moral dilemma and makes me think ‘what would I do?’. Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan does just that.

What would I do if someone I knew was suspected of hurting their child? Would I automatically assume the worst? That they were guilty? Or would I believe in them, in the person I know them to be? When children are involved, I think it’s always going to be a hard question.

Or rather, it should be. Unfortunately, for me at least, I knew way too much about Jess to believe that she had done something. And, while Liz didn’t have the insight into Jess’ behaviour that I did as a reader, it meant the tension that should have been there wasn’t. I had a strong feeling from the beginning how things would work out and (without giving anything away), I wasn’t wrong.

What I was, was disappointed. And even Sarah Vaughan’s writing style (which is highly readable) and Liz’s strong back story (which had a nice twist to it) couldn’t save the story for me. I had high hopes for Little Disasters and it just didn’t hit the mark for me. Sorry!


Please note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own.

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