I’ve read 3 of Heather Gudenkauf‘s four novels. I did enjoy “Little Lies,” a short story and prequel to Little Mercies. Although I enjoy her longer works more as she is the master as weaving multiple story lines and building tension which is harder to do in just 40 pages, I would recommend “Little Lies” for those readers who are unsure about whether Gudenkauf is an author they want to explore.
She deals with some tough subjects in every one of her works and “Little Lies” is no exception. It gives readers a quick peek at Gudenkauf’s narrative style and can easily be read in a single sitting. And while “Little Lies” is a prequel to Little Mercies, the “Little Lies” storyline does wrap up and there is no nagging need to continue with Little Mercies which I reviewed in September of last year.
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