Sweet Little Lies

Sweet Little Lies

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Twenty-six-year-old Cat Kinsella overcame a troubled childhood to become a detective constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, but she's never been able to banish the ghosts of her past or reconcile with her estranged father. Work provides a refuge from her family dysfunction, but she relies on a caustic wit to hide her vulnerability from her colleagues. When a mysterious phone call links a recent strangling victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland eighteen years earlier, the news is discomfiting for Cat. Though she was only a child when her family met Maryanne on a family vacation, right before she vanished, Cat knew that her charming but dissolute father wasn't telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about the girl's disappearance. Did he do something to Maryanne all those years ago? Could he have something to do with her current case? Determined to close the two cases, Cat rushes headlong into the investigation, crossing ethical lines and trampling professional codes. But the deeper she digs, the darker the secrets she may uncover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780062823199
0062823191
9780062823274
0062823272
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24 cm.

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midori_hon
Jul 08, 2019

3.5 stars. appearances are deceiving, and how reliable are memories from childhood? a debut mystery that shows promise, it's not the 'funny' that I expected based on the cover blurbs but enjoyable nevertheless.

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jac523
Jan 03, 2019

A really interesting debut mystery set in London. Cat Kinsella is a flawed young detective with a father who just may be involved in her current investigation. This is a perfect read for fans of character driven mysteries (i.e. Deborah Crombie).

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laphampeak
Nov 29, 2018

Cat Kinsella is on a murder case that stirs up family past and loyalty. This mystery had me guessing while taking on an interesting ride examining Cat's family history and personal identity.

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