Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Little Girls by Ronald Malfi

Little Girls
3 Stars
Dear Magic 8 Ball, What are the chances of me really writing a rave review of a book that I read over a month ago . . .

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That’s what I figured.

When I saw “Bram Stoker Award Nominee” combined with the premise of a woman returning to her potentially haunted childhood home I was all over getting my hands on a copy of Little Girls. Unfortunately, when a book tells me it’s going to be about creepy maybe dead girls, my mind wants the story to go right for the gusto . . .

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What can I say? I’m a fan of the stabby stabby. If that’s what you’re looking for too, then save Little Girls for another day. Now, if you’re interested in more of a paranormal mystery than edge of your seat terror, this might be the book for you. This is a story that really moseys along at a leisurely pace investing lots of page space on details. It is very clear the house is a main character. If you’re a fan of the ol’ “Antiques Roadshow” and love to hear about the beauty of Chippendale dressers (mind out of the gutter, Jeff) and whatnot, you’ll probably eat this right up . . .

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However, if you are like me and sometimes find your attention span waning while you’re getting bogged down in description, again this one might not be for you. Of course, you could always turn it into a drinking game a la “Frasier” . . .

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A final note is that although I knew some of what was happening right away, it took me quite a while to figure out exactly where the story would wrap up. I will also say the twist isn’t something not all readers will be comfortable with . . .

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All in all I found Little Girls to be a solid 3 Star selection.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
Thank you, NetGalley!

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