Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Such a terrific premise for a book: the main character writes down her secret fantasy for killing off her nemesis, but then someone snatches her notebook and frames her for the murder.
The hook was so great, it kept me reading clear to the end to find out who committed the murder. However, I wish the main character was easier to like. I found myself not really caring what happened to her. She was whiny and repetitive with her complaining. While the story was a compelling mystery to solve, I wanted more character development with richer, fuller arcs.
Nonetheless, if you like interesting mysteries, read LITTLE CREEPING THINGS.
Here are some of my favorites lines from the book:
"Though Maribel boasts breathtaking scenery, boredom is the leading cause of death."
"The name Brandon Alvarez sits on my tongue like a rotten bite of fruit. I want to spit it out."
"I'm dizzy. All that digging and walking and lying."
"Everyone in this town knows I'm trouble. Or troubled."
"But I let myself believe the lie ... and it shaped every decision I made. I let those little creeping things embed themselves inside my brain, inside my very core, until they ate away at who I was."
[I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley, which in no way influenced my opinion.]
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