Review: Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

 
Title: Little Disasters
Author: Sarah Vaughan
Published: August 2020, Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Format: ARC E-copy, 432 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

Summary: 
A new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.

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: This is the second book I’ve read by Sarah Vaughan and I really like the way she writes. She manages to write such thought-provoking, emotionally charged psychological mysteries that really manage to get under your skin.

I loved that this one was more character-driven than plot-driven. It’s one that you will find yourself quickly consumed by and thinking that you know exactly where it is heading, but believe me when I say, you do not. 

I loved that the book was told from multiple points of view, giving us a better look at all those involved. It also moves back and forth in time, from when the group first met to the present. It explores motherhood and all it’s complexities, specifically the sacrifices one takes and the lengths one will go to protect those we love. 

The suspense builds all the way through and I found myself unable to put this book down once I started it. While it is at times not an easy read, it is completely engrossing and the small twists keep you engaged. I highly recommend picking this one up and cannot wait to see what comes next from this talented author.

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