Author: N.V. Peacock

Publication Date: October 30, 2020

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Book Review

Little Bones by N.V. Peacock is an interesting true crime thriller. I was intrigued since the beginning of the book.

Mr. Bones is a serial killer that has been in prison for 25 years. His daughter Little Bones played with his victims and helped make artwork out of his bones. 25 years later, Little Bones has legally changed her name and nobody knows about her past.

A young boy goes missing in Cherrie’s town. Then, a podcast announces that Cherrie is Little Bones and assumes she is following in her father’s footsteps. Cherrie’s past is coming back to haunt her, and her family isn’t safe. Will Cherrie have to tell her friends and family about her past? Will they find out on their own? What happened to the missing boy? Is his disappearance related to Mr. Bones or a copycat?

Little Bones was a good thriller. I was very interested in finding out what was going to happen next. However, I did not like Cherrie. I didn’t feel like she acted rationally. I know she wouldn’t be thinking clearly when she was in a stressful situation. In her head she would assume she knew who was responsible and then ignore everything else and go after them. This bothered me. I did really enjoy some of the other characters. Tracy, Cherrie’s best friend and all of Cherrie’s friends were very supportive and loyal. Kylie is a very interesting character and really added to the story. Mariah, a psychic is also a unique part of Little Bones. I liked seeing how the different characters reacted to Mariah’s predictions.

Little Bones really opens up the concept of villain versus victim which was very interesting.

I recommend Little Bones to True Crime Thriller fans as long as having likeable characters is not important to you.

Thank you NetGalley and Avon Books UK for Little Bones.

About the Author

N V Peacock also writes YA and Horror as Nicky Peacock. She lives in lovely Northamptonshire, She has spent over 20 years in sales and writes in her spare time. Nine years ago she discovered the anthology market, and it wasn’t long before her first short story was published. With over 30 stories in horror, thriller and paranormal anthologies for publishers all over the world, including stories in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper and a Women in Horror Anthology, she’s no stranger to the dark side. After writing 5 YA supernatural novels, she turned her hand to an adult thriller.

With her love of true crime podcasts, the plot of Little Bones came together quickly and after several drafts, developed into a fully-fledged book with a killer twist and a strong female protagonist with a wicked sense of humour.

Nicky has a degree in creative writing and runs a local writers’ group. With 20 members, it’s grown into a wonderful place for novice and established writers to gather and share thoughts, discuss their work and above all motivate them to keep writing. While running the group, Nicky has found that spending time with like-minded people, who enjoy writing as much as she does, is crucial to maintain the motivation and devotion that writing needs.

About her writing, Nicky says, ‘Entertaining readers is the best feeling in the world. Times are tough at the moment, so to be able to transport readers into someone else’s life and take them on a twisty journey makes all the time and effort I put into my books worthwhile.’

Nicky appreciates every review she receives and thanks all her readers in advance for taking the time to put fingers to keyboard and share their thoughts with other readers.

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