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Book Review: Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt

June 14, 2016

“A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?
When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.
Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night – but what she doesn’t know is whether she was responsible…”

This book, as many others, has been compared to the popular titles Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train however this is one time where I actually agree it is as good as these. If you liked the writing style and the plot twists of those books then this is 100% for you.

I bloody love a thriller novel but often find them really disappointing when the ending gets a little far fetched? (is this just me? am I just hard to please?) I mean the second there is some fight in the mud with her husband (I’m looking at you here “Before We Met“) you have pretty much lost me. So I was pleasantly surprised that this book was not only really well written and captivating it also had a really good ending.

As the book description discusses, the main character Estelle loses her memory and its told from her perspective so you have to try and work out what happened with very little information, I loved this as its equally as frustrating for the reader trying to look for clues as it is for the character. Also for some reason any book that involves memory loss I find really interesting. The main character is really likeable but she is also unlikeable enough to be a prime suspect if that makes sense? Really smart writing.

I had so many theories for who the ‘bad guy’ is, most of which were disproved. In the end it was a little like Gone Girl where I knew it would be ‘that person’ (no spoiler alerts here) behind the crime but I couldn’t work out the motive. For me the bad guy was so obvious that I actually started looking at other people because I thought surely they wouldn’t make it that simple. The ending and the motive for me were completely unpredictable and also pretty dark and realistic which  in my opinion makes a great thriller.

I completely recommend this book and give it 5/5.

Have you read this?
Do you have any good thriller recommendations?
Let me know in the comments! 

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