I received a complimentary copy of LITTLE DEADLY SECRETS by Pamela Crane from William Morrow Books.
Rating: 4 / 5
LITTLE DEADLY SECRETS follows three friends, Mackenzie, Robin and Lily, the best of friends for years and intricately involved in each other’s lives. The book opens with a murder as a wife stands over the husband she is about to kill. From here we jump back in time to life before, switching back and forth between the three friends and their families to see how we’ve come to this opening moment. Though each would believe they know everything about each other and that nothing can break their bonds, the truth is there are secrets under the surface fighting to come to light!
I really enjoyed this one a lot and it kept me hooked from that opening scene. There are some rather serious issues that I didn’t expect going into the book (rape and consent, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol) and a bit more steam than I originally anticipated. We have husbands in this book that are easy to hate (not entirely unexpected given the opening scene begins with murdering one of them) and relationships that are complex.
There were a few story lines that I didn’t like as much as others, though I don’t want to give too much detail to avoid spoilers. These women aren’t always entirely likeable and their decision making was at times frustrating. Still, I appreciated the friendship bond between them. I also really liked the shifting POV, even including the voices of the children at time to give a different perspective to the story.
I will absolutely look to read more by Pamela Crane in the future!