Little Lovely Things (Paperback)
While driving on the expressway to work, Claire Rawlings nausea intensifies, causing her to pull into a gas station restroom with her girls in the back seat. Claire loses consciousness and wakes to find her car and children GONE! It is a parent’s nightmare and engulfs Claire on a downward spiral of guilt, blame and complete heartbreak. There are no leads, her marriage to Glen is on the rocks and she wills herself every minute to believe Lily and Andrea are alive. Finally, an unreliable, potential witness becomes Claire’s only lifeline in the hope of finding her girls. The background and relationship of the kidnappers Moira and Eamon add yet another layer of suspense and emotion to this novel. This unthinkable tragedy devastates and traumatizes this family and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep reading. The book quickly became an intense and page turning read. It is a mixed genre of fiction, mystery, suspense and thriller and leads down a path that shows tragedy can bring out the best and worst of people. I am ready for the sequel!— Kelli
"A shattering adventure." -- Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean
A mother's chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent's worst nightmare
It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn't have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom, and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car--and her daughters--are gone.
The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.
As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.
Perfect for readers of Watch Me Disappear and After Anna
Additional Praise for Little Lovely Things:
"Little Lovely Things is an insightful and moving read that is well worth the journey." -- Vivian Schilling, bestselling author of Quietus
"Combining the suspense and razor-sharp outlook of a Gillian Flynn novel, Maureen Connolly's debut sizzles. I finished Little Lovely Things in one heartbreaking, tear-batting gulp. Connolly takes risks that make the reader's heart start anew. Finding shards of hope amidst the chaos of tragedy is a testament to both the writer, and the characters she creates." -- Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Wicked River