This story started out well, grabbing my interest immediately, but went downhill from there. ☹
I have something for you reads the text message Quinn Cruz receives from her older sister Nora. Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering, wide-eyed, and tight-lipped. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone.
As I’ve stated, Little Broken Things grabbed me initially, but didn’t hold the suspense and intrigue it began with. The story seemed to wander without knowing exactly where it wanted to land. However, a story can usually be saved if you give me a big surprise twist. The twist here didn’t do anything for me and once it was revealed, was almost passed over. It felt rushed and over too quickly. I think too much time was spent on other points and not on closing what should have been the big focus of the book.
Little Broken Things was done well enough that I finished it. I’m glad I read it, but it didn’t leave a lasting impression and I would hesitate before reading another book by this author.
I received an advanced copy of Little Broken Things from NetGalley.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: Little Broken Things
Author: Nicole Baart
Release Date: November 21, 2017