Reading Little Lovely Things, the remarkable debut novel by Maureen Joyce Connolly is similar to being on a really reallllly unnerving roller coaster ride.
Set in the 1990s, the book follows Claire Rawlings – a busy mother of 2 girls. On her way to work one day, Claire leaves the girls in her car as she suddenly gets ill and needs to stop at a gas station restroom. While she is there, the two girls are taken from the car, without a trace.
Throughout the novel, you will experience both the everyday routine of child rearing, then terrifying confusion, the heartbreaking disappearance of two young girls, loss, and finally hope.
Link to Buy: Little Lovely Things