My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s hard to put this story into a neat little slot and call it romance, or mystery, or suspense, or women’s fiction. It’s all of those things and even more. Lauren is a woman who has had a terrible accident that left her brain and body damaged and in great pain. She became hooked on the pain killers prescribed for her afterward.
As the novel opens she has kicked her addiction and is trying to regain her own confidence and the trust of her family. The appeal of the story to me was Lauren’s struggles, her own doubts about her competence and even her sanity, and then watching her pull herself out of it when she joins the search for a mentally damaged young man who has gone missing.
There are times when you wonder if Lauren herself had something to do with Bo’s disappearance. She keeps being told that she does things she can’t remember doing. Crooked Little Lies is suspenseful and has a satisfying ending.