Each Little Lie by Tom Bale.
Each Little Lie by Tom Bale is a twisty story of lies and deception. Jen is just an ordinary single mom, when suddenly extraordinary things begin happening to her.
One day, Jen sees a man drop his keys in the grass just before his ride picks him up. Jen grabs the keys and flags the car down, but no avail… it was gone. And now she is left with the conundrum of what to do with the keys and how to safely get them back to the owner.
The innocent, though not the brightest, decision she makes leads her life toward a path she never thought she’d walk.
Each Little Lie was my first book by Tom Bale. What a great read. There is one hell of a screwed up family in this book! So if you like messed up families, here’s another to add to your TBR pile.
Jen, oh Jen.
It is so surreal to me that one day you can be enjoying your life, and the next it falls apart. I suppose that is the basis of many psychological thrillers, however, it was very overt in Each Little Lie. Jen thought she was doing a good deed and bam… all heck breaks loose.
At first, I wasn’t fond of Jen. I thought the way she chose to deal with the lost keys wasn’t the brightest idea. I didn’t realize in the beginning how bad things were going to get. So when the first consequence came, I rolled my eyes and thought, “Told you so.”
But then things spiraled down a black hole of badness for her and I found myself rooting for her. Whew.
Jen had the weight of so much on her shoulders. With stress to the guilds, Jen’s fear, anxiety, and sadness ran the whole gamut of what anyone would feel. But she persevered and did everything she needed to do. I was very proud of her character.
Each Little Lie gets 4 brightly glowing stars from me.
Thank you bookouture, netgalley, and Tom Bale for an advanced copy of your book. My review is honest and unbiased.