Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear has an expected publication date of August 2018 by Harper and is a mystery crime thriller. What happens when the trust has gone? Cat Kinsella was always a daddy’s girl. Until the summer of 1998 when she sees her father flirting with seventeen-year-old Maryanne Doyle. When Maryanne later disappears and Cat’s father denies ever knowing her, Cat’s relationship with him is changed forever. Eighteen years later, Cat is now a Detective Constable with the Met. Called to the scene of a murder in Islington, she discovers a woman’s body: Alice Lapaine has been found strangled, not far from the pub that Cat’s father runs.
When evidence links Alice to the still missing Maryanne, all Cat’s fears about her father resurface. Could he really be a killer? Determined to confront the past and find out what really happened to Maryanne all those years ago, Cat begins to dig into the case. But the problem with looking into the past is that sometimes you might not like what you find.
About the author: Caz Frear grew up in Coventry, England, and spent her teenage years dreaming of moving to London and writing a novel. After fulfilling her first dream, it wasn’t until she moved back to Coventry thirteen years later that the writing dream finally came true. She has a degree in history and politics, and when she’s not agonizing over snappy dialogue or incisive prose, can be found shouting at Arsenal football matches or holding court in the pub on topics she knows nothing about.
My thoughts: Sweet Little Lies is an intriguing read with wonderfully intricate secrets hidden around every corner. The characters are well developed with interesting backstories that make them vividly realistic and relatable. Frear has a writing style that is sure to make you easily get attached to the characters drawing you in from the beginning. She has created some remarkable characters. They all stand tall, each one an individual. The plot is sure to keep you on your toes. Never truly knowing who is telling the truth and who is lying. Sweet Little Lies is a spellbinding read that is full of mystery, suspense, lies and deceit making it a novel I recommend to anyone who loves a good mystery. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**