Never trust anyone. Never trust yourself.
Rachel has made poor decisions in the past, but she has always tried her best for her daughter. When Vivian needed a fresh start, Rachel didn’t hesitate to move them far from London. She just wishes she could shake the nagging doubt that Vivian is hiding something.
Vivian isn’t like other teenagers. On the surface she seems the same as her friends, but she knows she is different. When enigmatic Alex takes an interest in her, Vivian’s cool demeanour hides an intensity of feeling she has never known before. His touch sets her skin on fire.
Mother and daughter are both keeping secrets. But just how dangerous are they? As lust and anger give way to violence Rachel will have to decide: is she prepared to give up everything for her child? Even her own life?
I love discovering new authors and Sarah Lawton is certainly a new author for me. I read the synopsis for ‘All The Little Things’ and it certainly sounded like just the kind of psychological thriller that I particularly enjoy. So without further ado, I grabbed a cup of tea, grabbed my Kindle and settled down for what proved to be an interesting read. I did enjoy reading ‘All The Little Things’ but more about that in a bit.
It took me a little while to get used to the author’s writing style and therefore to get into the story itself. Once I got into the story that was it and I was away as I like to say. I was intrigued by the two main characters and I had my own suspicions as to what was going to happen so of course I have to keep reading to see if I was on the right track or wandering off in the other direction. The pages of the book turned increasingly quickly as I worked my way through the story. Then all too quickly I reached the end of the book. I found ‘All The Little Things’ to be a gripping read, which kept my attention throughout and which kept me guessing.
‘All The Little Things’ is well written. I love the way in which Sarah has created two very complex characters who in a sense compete against each other. I also found it quite spooky that Sarah describes what appears to be a toxic family so accurately. The pace of the story suited the plot. I found that the story started relatively slowly before gathering momentum and leading to a tense and dramatic ending. Certain characters gave me the heebie jeebies. Reading ‘All The Little Things’ felt like being on an at times scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a ‘Snakes & Ladders’ board.
In short, I did enjoy reading ‘All The Little Things’ and I would recommend it to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Sarah’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.