Thursday, September 24, 2015

Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel

What They Say.....On a cool October morning, Lauren Wilder is shaken when she comes close to striking Bo Laughlin with her car as he’s walking along the road’s edge. A young man well known in their small town of Hardys Walk, Texas, Bo seems fine, even if Lauren’s intuition says otherwise. Since the accident two years ago that left her brain in a fragile state, she can’t trust her own instincts—and neither can her family. Then Bo vanishes, and as the search for him ensues, the police question whether she’s responsible. Lauren is terrified, not of what she remembers but of what she doesn’t.
Unable to trust herself and unwilling to trust anyone else, Lauren begins her own investigation into the mystery of Bo’s disappearance. But the truth can prove to be as shocking as any lie, and as Lauren exposes each one, from her family, from her friends, she isn’t the only one who will face heart-stopping repercussions.

What I Say.....This book was good, it was a bit suspenseful, full of good characters.
Lauren is struggling to come back from a head injury, along with being a recovering addict after a bad fall led to a pain killer addiction that threatened her marriage and family.
But she thinks she is on the straight and narrow on the day she sees the town oddball, Bo walking on the side of the road.  She stops and has a brief conversation with him, and the next time she sees him, he is getting in a nice car with an older lady.
Unfortunately, that's the last time anyone sees him.  His sister and father help lead a town wide search for him, but no one has any other information on his whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Lauren is starting to feel like a suspect, and with her faulty memory and history of addiction, she even becomes afraid of what she might have done.
It was a good setup, and enough suspense to keep you hooked.  I think it was about 50-70 pages too long, because I started losing interest in the middle, but then got hooked again by the end.  
It's always disturbing to find out that the people closest to you can be the scariest........

Current Goodreads Rating 3.53

Thank you Booksparks for this ARC as part of the Fall Reading Challenge!

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