Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Sweet Little Lies
Sweet Little Lies: Winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition | Caz Frear
113 posts | 69 read | 3 reading | 75 to read
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. For fans of Erin Kelly and Belinda Bauer, Sweet Little Lies is a suspenseful page-turner from a talented new voice.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
Kimberlone
Sweet Little Lies | Caz Frear
post image
Mehso-so

Read this using the Nook app “Read Out” option in June. I liked more than disliked this (rated 3/5 on Goodreads). The murder mystery was pretty good, but wrapped up too neatly. The main character was interesting, but her main traits are that she is traumatized by a previous case and doesn‘t get along with her family. Would have liked more development of her as a person but I don‘t think that is generally a strong point in this genre.

review
JeansBookshelf
Bailedbailed

Unfortunately this one didn't keep my attention. Had to put it down after 30+ pages.

blurb
JeansBookshelf
post image

Next read

review
alisonrose
Mehso-so

One of those true 3-star books—not “almost 4 but rounding down b/c X” or “closer to 2 but I‘m being generous b/c Y.” It was fine—decent police procedural with no absurd L&O SVU-style overly obvious statements from one cop to another, okay pacing, a main female character who is not a Bad Ass nor a silly mess. But no sense of urgency, one reveal was just “Oh, huh, okay” & another was super predictable. Will read more from this author, though.3/5 ⭐️

quote
alisonrose

The martyrdom of the dead is the bane of a Murder detective‘s life. It‘s hard to pinpoint the truth when people are too busy polishing the halo.

[LOL—Cops: the only people who *want* you to speak ill of the dead.]

blurb
alisonrose
post image

This has the kind of synopsis where it could easily end up being cliché and derivative, but it‘s intriguing enough that I‘m still gonna give it a chance ?

rather_be_reading its soooo good! 3mo
31 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Grimscythe
post image

On the last thirty pages. I‘m not gonna hit 24 hrs by midnight, but I‘m so close so I‘m not going to bed until I do. #24B4Monday

quote
Grimscythe
post image

I‘m about to pass the fifteen hour mark for #24B4Monday! I may not finish until two or three am Monday morning, but I don‘t count it as Monday until after I sleep!

blurb
Grimscythe
post image

Drew this one as my next read for #24B4Monday from my #popjargame Gonna shower first though. It‘s helping me keep sane. Otis the #gingerbrat is missing, and I‘m having a rough time. Please pray for his safe return. Or cast a spell for me, whatever it is that you do. 💜

DGRachel Oh no! I hope you find your baby soon. I‘d be losing my mind, too, if one of my dogs escaped. 3mo
Grimscythe @DGRachel I‘m convinced one of the neighbors has him in their house and he‘s just waiting for a chance to get out. He‘s such a lovable, doofy boy. 3mo
49 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
NamasteReading
Mehso-so

Sweet Little Lies I presumed was a thriller, yet I was left reading more police procedures than anything. Although the story was well written with great character developments, it was very very slow...which made it difficult to hold my attention. It was........ OK.

quote
NamasteReading
post image

Reminds me of the small town that I live in now ☺

blurb
NamasteReading
post image

Beautiful Day out here in North Dakota, yes!!! Getting out to enjoy it.

blurb
NamasteReading
post image

Monday *exhales* bedtimmmmme. ahh the sweet smell of eucalyptus and a good book.

This week's read.

26 likes1 stack add
review
OriginalCyn620
post image
Pickpick

There have been mixed reviews about this one but I enjoyed it! A quick read and definitely some twists that I didn‘t see coming. And some pretty dark sh!t too! #popsugarreadingchallenge

sk888888 Loved your review - had this on a list to read for a challenge, but it got bumped for a different book. I may have to re-think that decision! 5mo
57 likes1 comment
blurb
OriginalCyn620
post image

Started this one this morning for the #popsugarreadingchallenge. Cozy blanket required!

blurb
TheBookkeepersApprentice
post image

Just starting this one on my way to work this morning! #currentlyreading #popsugarreadingchallenge

jessberk13 What prompt are you using this for? 5mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice @jessberk13 a book with a title that contains “salty”, “sweet”, “bitter”, or “spicy” 5mo
jessberk13 @TheBookkeepersApprentice oh. Duh. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 5mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice @jessberk13 hee! It was a totally legitimate question, there are so many prompts! 5mo
21 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Rbabyblue

Ahh idk why it‘s taking me a long time to get into this book! I started it 2 days ago and I‘m still on page 86! Then again, my gf came over (she‘s not into books at all :( ) and we‘ve been spending time together, and since i‘m done with finals, I‘m getting myself back into my old habits and pastimes (other than reading). I‘m also really bad at managing my time lol. I‘ll try to read as much as I can when I go to bed.

4 likes1 stack add
blurb
Rbabyblue
post image

Good morning!

5 likes1 stack add
blurb
Rbabyblue
post image

Book 7 of the popsugar challenge (a book with a title that contains “salty”, “sweet”, “bitter” or “spicy”)
Browsed through a few books that fit the criteria, this one seemed promising. We shall see 😁

review
Elma
post image
Mehso-so

This book started out strong, but it lost steam in the middle. Which is part of the reason it took me almost a month to finish it. I really wanted to like it, but I thought it was very mediocre.

Also, this is the first full book I've used Bookly for since it came out for Android. Not really sure how i feel about it yet. Anyone else have problems with the time not logging?

#booked2019 #FemaleDetective
#LitsyAtoZ #letterS

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on completing the prompt. But, shoot, I‘m sorry it wasn‘t such a good book! I tried Bookly a long time ago but it was buggy (iPhone). Haven‘t tried again ... 6mo
Cinfhen I‘ve never used Bookly but it seems like a cool app 6mo
SleepyDragon I've had the time reset on me. 6mo
89 likes4 comments
blurb
Elma
post image

After 2 weeks, my company is gone. My cat and I were both ready to resume our normal daily positions. Man, I missed reading.
#catsoflitsy

blurb
Elma
post image

Would normally be a good start to this #readathon, but today was the day I had the most time to spend reading. Oh well, at least I finished A Simple Favor and got a good start on Sweet Little Lies.

#25infive #25andcapsule

Allydanielle88 How are you liking sweet little lies? 7mo
Elma @Allydanielle88 I'm really liking the writing so far. Still waiting for the story to really get started though. 7mo
Andrew65 Well done. 👏 7mo
86 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
AshleyC816
post image
Pickpick

This was a pretty good murder mystery, but I am a bit tired of the alcoholic unreliable narrator. I actually would really love to have read this with another character - the murder unit lead as the main narrator-she seems much more interesting! There were a few twists that kept my interest so, overall a pic!

quote
booksndirt
post image

"Problem is, while the lie may be sweet as it falls from your lips, the feeling in your gut is always putridly sour. And almost always bang-on"

blurb
Shallwehaveteanow
post image

Quite enjoying this one so far, haven‘t got very far in to it yet, but it seems hopeful.

review
Jovy
post image
Mehso-so

An OK read! It took awhile for me to get into the story, but it picked up in the latter half. The audio helped too, but this is one of those books that a year from now I will have a hard time recalling.

blurb
hes7
post image

Well, September wasn‘t my best reading month, but I still read 31 books (30 audio, 1 print). My favorites were Hunting Prince Dracula, My Plain Jane & Olivia Twist.

Reviewsbylola Amazing amount of books! 👏🏻 10mo
corycatelyn Wow! That's awesome! 10mo
Ava_Black Holy cats! Incredible! 10mo
See All 9 Comments
GypsyKat Wow!!!! That‘s an incredible amount of reading! Good for you!!! 👏👏👏 10mo
Crazeedi Whoohoo! You did good!👍 10mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
tammy_sue 👏🏻🙌🏻 Way to go!!! 9mo
DivineDiana Phenomenal! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Moray_Reads How many hours of audio is that?! 9mo
107 likes9 comments
review
rather_be_reading
post image
Pickpick

Really good book! Kept me guessing the whole book, although I did guess one of the plot twists at the end. Lots of twists and turns! Loved the entertwining of characters

93 likes5 stack adds
quote
rather_be_reading

And finally. Thank you, lovely reader, for buying my book.

❤❤

quote
rather_be_reading

Acknowledgment: To Neil, for absolutely everything. For tea, plot suggestions, keeping me sand and making me feel like the only girl in the world. You're a prince among men, baby. This book wouldnt be what it is, and I wouldnt be where I am without you. I love you, always.

quote
rather_be_reading

Acknowlegment: and to Dad, a first-class storyteller and presumably where I got the gene.

RadicalReader @rather_be_reading 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 10mo
25 likes1 comment
quote
rather_be_reading

Acknowledgment: To Mum, whose love and faith in my ability is as constant as the sun.

quote
rather_be_reading

Last Line: Im not just the keeper of his secrets anymore. He's the keeper of mine.

😨😨😨

quote
rather_be_reading

First Line: I recall the day we heard about Maryanne with high-definition clarity, although I know nothing about what happenes to her, nor the manner in which she left.

quote
rather_be_reading
post image

I dont know what a Glitter Bomb is but i want it!!

LibrarianRyan I can help you with that. Send me your address missryanaf at gmail dot com 10mo
BookNerd9906 Lol @LibrarianRyan 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
51 likes3 comments
quote
rather_be_reading
post image

spotted the title

RadicalReader @rather_be_reading nothing more wonderful to see the incredible appearances of writers making their works well known with their wisdom 10mo
41 likes1 comment
quote
rather_be_reading

Only three things tell the truth-- small children, drunk people and leggings. (310)

Alfoster 😂😂😀😀! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Let‘s hear it for the leggings. Lol 10mo
tammy_sue Lol! 10mo
julesG Truth! 10mo
Jdav9613 Yikes to all 3! 5mo
66 likes5 comments
quote
rather_be_reading
post image

First Pumpkin Spiced Latte & Pumpkin Scone of the season 🎃🍁

kchau yesss!! 10mo
84 likes1 comment
review
Jilly6183
post image
Pickpick

A couple of surprises, but nothing shocking. A quick, easy, fun read.

review
MaceyT15
Pickpick

Took awhile to get me interested. Character building took too many pages, in my opinion. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. The last half of the book moved so quickly, but great ending!

quote
rather_be_reading

Rage rips through me like a forest fire. (249)

quote
rather_be_reading

...flowers, cuddly toys and equal pay, thats all us women want in life. (243)

quote
rather_be_reading
post image

Alice in Wonderland reference

quote
rather_be_reading

Secrets are just gossip you havent been drunk enough to spill yet. (220)

quote
rather_be_reading
post image

A cute new bakery opened up by my work and I love supporting small business. This apricot cheese danish was amazing!

Erofan Yum-yum 😋 10mo
103 likes2 comments
quote
rather_be_reading
post image

My Tuesday book date 📚

GingerAntics I don‘t know about the book (honestly I don‘t know anything about it), but that food looks AMAZING!!! 10mo
Crazeedi Yum!!!! 10mo
Bookwormjillk Yum! 10mo
See All 13 Comments
TheClevelander Oh my goodness I so wish this was my dinner right now! 🤤 10mo
zugchop Yet another comment on the food! Me wants! 😸 10mo
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics haha!! it was delicious! 10mo
rather_be_reading @zugchop 😂😂 so good! 10mo
GingerAntics Is that potato salad along with mashed potatoes? I am officially dreaming about that meal. lol 10mo
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics yes 😂😂 🙈🙈 10mo
GingerAntics This is officially going on my wish list. I must have this meal. 10mo
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics 😂😂 cheat day! 10mo
GingerAntics Oh yeah. Love those...very occasionally. 10mo
86 likes13 comments
quote
rather_be_reading
post image

Love taking the train to work! No traffic, no headaches, and the best part is I get to read for 30 mins!

jouleian I'm SO jealous....😫😫😫 10mo
Jilly6183 I just started this book myself on the train to work this morning! 10mo
Luvmybooks That would be so fun! I listen to my stories on audible as I drive myself a little over an hour a day. 🤓 10mo
See All 8 Comments
mamareading I've just learned to Audible and clean, but a train ride and reading sounds lovely, you've figured out the good life! 10mo
rather_be_reading @Luvmybooks i used to drive 1 hr to work everyday and listen to the @bookriot podcast 10mo
105 likes8 comments
quote
rather_be_reading
post image

My new book sleeve came in while I was on my road trip! Its so cute ☁☁

erzascarletbookgasm Yes, cute! 💙 10mo
JoScho Adorable! 10mo
See All 8 Comments
Q84 So cute 10mo
tracey38 That's really cute! 10mo
MeesesPieces I like that one! It‘s awesome! 10mo
82 likes8 comments
review
Jem1354
Panpan

Took forever to pick up, the main character was bore... felt like she was always whining

quote
rather_be_reading
post image

Love starting a new book on road trips!
Book 40 of 2018: Sweet Little Lies #botm

EH2018 Just starting this one today also! 10mo
Stephjones01 Listened to it on Audible recently and enjoyed it, hope you do too ! 10mo
rather_be_reading @EH2018 fingers crossed we like it! 10mo
rather_be_reading @Stephjones01 im glad to hear tht! ty! 10mo
EH2018 I bailed too @rather_be_reading 10mo
91 likes5 stack adds5 comments