Each Little Lie by Tom Bale

Each Little LieEach Little Lie by Tom Bale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jen Cornish is a single mother struggling to make it on her own and care for her child after leaving her husband. In a rush on her way to work she crosses paths with a man that she has seen many times before as he leaves his home but today Jen notices that the stranger has dropped his keys. Trying to chase after him doesn’t work so Jen is left wondering what she should do to safely return the keys.

Jen decides her best bet would be to simply leave a note telling the man what she had found not knowing if she could trust leaving the keys for someone else to find. Jen however doesn’t have a pen and paper to leave the note so she decides to enter his home with the keys to find some. After doing what she thought was a good deed she heads off to work but later the police come and arrest Jen for entering the home and vandalism that has taken place.

Each Little Lie was one of those reads I was a bit on the fence about off and on all throughout the book. Starting off I knew the general idea of entering a stranger’s home whether trying to do a good deed or not seemed really sort of far-fetched. I couldn’t help but question just how many people out there would really even remotely consider doing this and not come up with another option.

The beginning aside I thought the story landed in just the OK range. I didn’t find the characters or story extremely engaging but still found myself wanting to know how it would turn out in the end. As for the end though it’s a bit far-fetched of an idea to have actually have happened but it fit the story well enough.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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