Little Lovely ThingsLittle Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book in one sitting for a blog tour I’m participating in. I was flying home from vacation and reading this book definitely made my flight feel short. This book grabs you right from the beginning and keeps you hooked until the end. Claire is driving her children to day care so she can get to work at the hospital where she is in her residency. En route Claire becomes violently sick and pulls over to a gas station. She parks right outside the restroom door and props the door open so she can keep an eye on the children. She is so incapacitated by her illness that she doesn’t realize the door has been closed and the car and children are gone. Now we follow Claire as the horror hits her that her children have been abducted. Compounding this is the fact that Claire is extremely sick and needs a great deal of medical care which hinders her in helping to ascertain and help in what has happened. As time passes the nightmare that Claire and her husband Glen face continues. There are no signs of the children or any idea as to who could have taken them. We also read about the captor’s lives and what the children are enduring. I don’t want to give away too much except to say this story is very raw and heartbreaking. Another important figure, Jay, comes into the story and I loved his character. As I said I found this book captivating from the beginning and couldn’t read fast enough.

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