Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half-sister.
Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.
Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.
I couldn’t decide what to read, so I brought a stack of four or five books to my husband and asked him to pick one. He picked Little Monsters because he liked the all-black spine. I’m beyond glad he did because what a wild ride this was.
I really like the main character, Kacey. She has issues with her mother which is something I personally relate to because I also have issues with my mother. Not as bad as hers, but mommy issues are mommy issues. I just felt like I understood her and that doesn’t happen all that often for me with books.
Her step and half-siblings were excellent. I love stories with mixed families. This one was the best because it was messy and complicated and so realistic. I have a stepmom that I’ve had a complicated relationship with over the years, so I just loved how Kacey’s relationship with Ashley was shown to be imperfect and messy.
I was a little surprised to find that I really liked her friends, Jade and Bailey too. Right up until I found out who they really were. I thought their stories were fascinating. I went from really liking them to being blown away by the truth. Kara Thomas really told this story and I am awed by her talent to completely take me off guard.
This was a mystery/thriller, so I won’t go too much into the details, but I enjoyed the heck out of this book. There were twists and turns that I never could have predicted. I love being surprised like I was with this book. It was such a wild ride and I just loved every page. This is the perfect thriller for the spooky season and I highly recommend it.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.