Little Girls Tell Tales – Rachel Bennett

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In 2004, young Rosalie becomes separated from her brother, Dallin, and friend, Beth, while walking through the wetland on the isolated Isle of Man. Having strayed from the path, it's hours before she's discovered shaken and exhausted, and reporting she found a dead body. Rosalie is known for telling tales, so when the police are unable to locate the body most believe it's just another tall tale.

Fast forward to 2019. Over a year since Rosalie's wife, Beth, died, Rosalie is still struggling mightily with grief. She's shocked to find Dallin, who has long been estranged from their family, on her doorstep unannounced with a woman named Cora. Cora's sister went missing many years ago and she believes Rosalie found her in the wetland all those years ago. Rosalie becomes wrapped up in Cora's plan to find the body and confirm it's Cora's sister. When disturbing things begin happening to Cora it seems someone doesn't want them to keep searching.

Rosalie is a fantastic character. The setting is intriguing and a character itself. I don't know if this book is intended to be the first in a series or a stand alone, but I look forward to reading whatever the author publishes next. Recommended for fans of character-driven mysteries. 4.5 Stars

Content Warnings: SPOILERS statutory rape (not on page); homophobia; child abuse END SPOILERS

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. The opinions in this review are honest and my own.

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