Title: Little Voices
Author: Vanessa Lillie
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Mystery – Thriller
Goodreads Ratings: Me 3.0 / Community 3.71
The voice in her head says he’s guilty. She knows he’s innocent.
Devon Burges is in the throes of a high-risk birth when she learns of her dear friend’s murder. The police quickly name another friend as the chief suspect, but Devon doesn’t buy it—and despite her difficult recovery, she decides to investigate.
Haunted by postpartum problems that manifest as a cruel voice in her head, Devon is barely getting by. Yet her instincts are still sharp, and she’s bent on proving her friend’s innocence.
But as Devon digs into the evidence, the voice in her head grows more insistent, the danger more intense. Each layer is darker, more disturbing, and she’s not sure she—or her baby—can survive what lies at the truth.
During labor, Devon learns that one of her friends has been murder. The prime suspect is another of Devon’s friends. Devon is having some postpartum problems, primarily hearing a cruel voice in her head. She tries to ignore the voice, while also looking to prove her friend’s innocence and find the real killer. As she investigates, the persistent voice in her head continues and the danger of finding the killer grows.
Devon is a likable, though unreliable, narrator. She’s hearing a little voice in her head, and it’s a cruel voice that tries to wear her down and convince her she is not good enough. She is suffering with postpartum depression, so the discouraging voice is mostly believable.
A mystery thriller with murder, financial crimes, and women’s issues. Devon is a smart woman dealing with a difficult time in her life. She is aware that all is not right in her personal life, but she stays professional and driven.
In the end, it was a little too unbelievable for me, but I found it to be an entertaining read. Good for readers that enjoy domestic suspense and legal/financial thrillers. Dark, dramatic, and twisty.
This was my Amazon First Reads pick for September 2019.
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