Meet Cathy Connolly – cop, kickboxing champion and now a soon-to-be mother . . .
Detective Garda Cathy Connolly’s life has taken an unexpected turn. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Cathy’s trying to decide how she’s going to balance motherhood with the very real dangers of life on the job, especially when her latest case isn’t as straightforward as it first appears.
Called to what seems like a routine break-in, Cathy discovers the bones of a baby concealed in the hem of an old wedding dress. When the dress’s original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women.
Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic – and now he’s in Dublin with old scores to settle. Can the team track him down before he kills again?
Struggling with her own secrets, Cathy doesn’t know how dangerous – and personal – this case is about to become . . .
When I was asked if I would like to review Little Bones, I couldn’t have been happier. The blurb for it is one of the most intriguing I have read. I had very high hopes for it and rightly so. This is a fast-paced, suspenseful read that will have you whipping through the pages, frantic to discover what happens in the next chapter, and the next and the next. Suffice to say, it is very addictive. This is the first instalment in the Cathy Connolly series. And I can’t WAIT to read the second.
Detective Garda Cathy Connolly’s life takes a sudden and unexpected turn when she makes a frightening discovery on the scene of what seems like a garden variety break-in. The discovery of a cluster of small bones sewn into the hemming of an old wedding dress. Baby bones. Horrified, Cat tracks down the dress’s owner, the doyenne of irish fashion Lavinia Grant, only to find her dead in her home. With secrets and lies abounding, Cat must sieve through the darkness that surrounds the Grant family and separate the truths from the untruths…
“The stitches were minute, little more than a whisper along the hemmed edge.
Then she saw them. More shards. Tiny, twig-like, tumbling as the fabric moved. And in a moment of absolute clarity she realised what they were.”
Sam Blake’s writing is smooth and evocative. So many of the books’ descriptions I wanted to reread over and over again. And it lends itself beautifully to a story as deep and dark as this.
Little Bones has numerous viewpoints and through them tells an intricate, finely detailed story that is both exciting and reverting. This book transcends the ordinary. As soon as I read about the bones in the blurb I knew it would.
Little bones will knock you off your feet and in the way only a superlative read truly can, prove impossible to banish from your thoughts.
Engrossing. Dark. Brilliant.
If you would like to buy Little Bones here is the link
Huge thanks to Emily Burns for my review copy!