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Little Rumours: A dark and twisty new thriller for 2022 set in a small town built on secrets and lies by [Bryony Pearce]

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The Girl on the Platform, The Girl on the Train, Bryony Pearce, psychological thriller, thriller Erin Kinsley, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Lisa Jewell, Shari Lapena, Claire Douglas
The Girl on the Platform Little Rumours

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Praise for Bryony Pearce:

‘Such an accomplished thriller debut; I felt I was living Bridget’s nightmare alongside her. Twisty, emotionally charged and with an ending I didn’t see coming!’ Jackie Kabler, bestselling author of The Perfect Couple

'Bryony Pearce's compelling narrative pulls the reader through to the final heart pounding and haunting conclusion. A magnificent debut! ' Samantha Lee Howe, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Stranger in Our Bed

‘Dark, twisty and highly entertaining’ Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood

‘An addictive heart-pounding read’ Reviewer

‘WOW! WOW! WOW! This is the fastest book I have ever read in my life – in parts, my mouth went dry, my heart was hammering out of my chest, and I was rooted to the spot!’ Reviewer

‘This book doesn’t let you go. It stays with you for a long time.’

‘Serious The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl vibes, but still uniquely captivating.’ Reviewer

‘This was a heartbreaking, chilling psychological thriller that I found difficult to put down.’ Reviewer

‘This is going to be this years hard to top thriller.’ Reviewer

‘Time to get your heart pumping! This is the thriller that will make your pulse race.’ Reviewer

‘Now this was a thriller! From start to finish I was hooked.’ Reviewer

‘I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!’ Reviewer

‘This book has everything needed for a perfect psychological thriller. The ending blew me away and brought the whole plot together. Definitely a 5+++ star novel.’ Reviewer

‘An extremely unsettling and chilling novel that fans of crime and psychological thrillers will not want to miss. It won't be a surprise if this one day gets turned into a film!’ Reviewer

‘If you are drawn to a thrilling premise, a masterfully executed plot that does not let up, and a narrator whose reliability remains in a constant state of flux, bump this one to the very top of your list.’ Reviewer

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Bryony Pearce was born in 1976 and has two young children. She completed an English Literature degree at Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1998 and was a winner of the SCBWI anthology ‘Undiscovered Voices’ in 2008. More information about Bryony can be found on her website

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09F8QD71X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Avon (31 Mar. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1634 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 410 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0008441871
  • Customer reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 563 ratings

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Bryony Pearce writes dark thrillers, both for young people and adults. Her Young Adult novels include, among others, award-winners Angel's Fury, the Phoenix duology and Savage Island.

Her adult thrillers are published by Avon books.

Bryony also writes science fiction short stories for anthologies, published by Newcon Press.

Bryony lives in a forest with her husband, two children (a girl and boy) and cat. She loves chocolate, wine and books.

Before becoming a writer and a mother she went to Cambridge university, then worked in the Market Research sector in London.

She visits schools, festivals and events and loves it if people come and say hello ... particularly if they have enjoyed her work.

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By read-along-with-sue on 5 July 2022
There was a time that I got fed up of reading “child/children” missing trope in a book.

But this one is S̴o̴ ̴m̴u̴c̴h̴ ̴m̴o̴r̴e̴ ̴t̴h̴a̴n̴ ̴t̴h̴a̴t̴!̴, so much more!

Experiences and life 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 sufferings, 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮, loss 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
And many characters in this book have been shaped.

It’s about
𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞

It’s also about cultural differences Aleema is Muslim.

Loss and recovery from loss affects us all, or will do in life. It’s inevitable.

When I reached chapter 6 I was well invested.
Noah and Aleema had come to Exton Cross from Manchester because Noah’s mum was needing help recovering from a stroke.
They have an 11 year old daughter.
Their daughter is now missing…..

Alternating chapters between different characters were not confusing at all and flowed expertly.

Naomi was born and breed in this town and nothing escapes her. She knows all there is to know and who.

Then there’s Kelly, the stranger. No one knows anything about Kelly.

It could have been anyone, or anyone passing through who took her.

When the Police got involved they were encouraging but honest with the family.

The suspects are plentiful.

Aleema prays to Allah. Could he help?

The raw emotions just 𝐁𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐓 from the pages.

When the High Priority is raised the mother just fell to the floor, the emotions so evident.

Blaming yourself, blaming someone else and the consequences of those thoughts can be destructive.

That’s what I loved about this authors writing, it wasn’t just based around the missing child it was
Everything that happened in between.

I pay attention to covers and titles and often wonder how they merge in with the story. I could see the cover and why but yet to find out how the author came up with this title, that came into play around page 224/225.

I was rushing to get my chores done as I needed to finish this book, I was eager to find out more.

Traumatic events can sometimes make or break a relationship depending on how you handle it.

The author had the power to transport me into this family, this town, these people. I didn’t want to miss a thing.

So who was missing?

The author allowed us to 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 the devastation….the emotions….and the negativity of others and the support of others and the Little Rumours that can cause much much more.
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