Monday, August 7, 2017

review: little girl gone by margaret fenton

Social worker Claire Conover finds herself involved in a murder mystery when the murder victim's teen daughter runs away from foster care. In a compelling narrative, Margaret Fenton quickly creates a number of plausible scenarios for who killed Jean Chambless while also developing the characters into realistically fleshed out individuals. But for all the thought that went into the circumstances under which Samantha Chambless came into Claire's life, the ending (which took all of five pages to reveal the murderer and motive) felt rushed. Additionally, it felt like Little Girl Gone was originally written about ten years ago with all the references to things like CD-ROMs and the old way that voicemail worked, but was updated to include things like an iPhone 5 (which was supposedly giving the delete voicemails by pressing seven prompts).
4/5
Review copy provided by the publicist, MM Book Publicity.

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