In this riveting prequel to her novel Little Mercies, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores how even the smallest lies can have far-reaching consequences.
When the body of a woman is discovered in a local park—with her bewildered four-year-old son sitting beside her—veteran social worker Ellen Moore is called in to assist in the police investigation. Positioned beneath a statue of Leto, the goddess of motherhood, the crime is weighted with meaning and, Ellen discovers, remarkably similar to one from a decade past.
Ellen's professional duty is to protect the child, but she's not equipped to contend with a killer. As she races to connect the dots, she knows her time is running out. And the stakes are high: if she fails, another mother is sure to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Well written, but lacking depth and length.
This story had a lot of potential, but it felt too rushed and the ending was discovered too easily. When I reached the final page, I had to re read it again, trying to figure out exactly how it was a good ending. It wasn't. Little mercies by the same author is a much better book if you're interesting in reading this genre. Also, it says it's 400 pages and it was 92.