“Little Girls” by Ronald Malfi

If you follow me on Goodreads, then you may have seen my updates as I read Malfi’s Little GirlsLittle Girls was in a list of Malfi’s books recommended by our FrightFall readathon hostess, Michelle. If you read my starting line post, then you know I chose this particular book because it reminded me of another book I’d loved as a child. I knew that this book would be nothing like that book, so that reason for choosing this book does not affect my review.

in the beginning

At first, the book was stuck at a solid three stars. This was mostly because I could not stand Ted — the MC’s husband — at all. Every time he came on the page, my jaw clenched and my annoyance factor went through the roof. My feelings for him did not change through the entire book.

the heart of the story

Around every corner, I had more questions. I had suspicions. I had to know what happened next. This moved the story itself quickly to a four star. I love a book that makes me think, makes me want to know more, urges me to turn the page.

in the end

I am giving Malfi’s Little Girls a final rating of three stars. Here is why. The ending just kind of drops off. Most of my questions are left unanswered. There is no resolution. I felt like someone had stolen the final chapters from my book. I feel as though I am staring into a gaping hole, expecting to find something there, only to discover I’ve gone completely blind.

what’s next?

For today and the remainder of the weekend, I will continue my reading of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland — my read along with my own characters in Once Upon a Time in Iowa. Come Monday, I will be looking for something new to read. If you have any recommendations or have published a book in the FrightFall genres, I’d love to hear from you.

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