“Why is it that, in the still small hours of the night, our fears are more heightened, and our deepest anxieties swim up from our subconscious?”
Thank you Atria Books for gifting me a copy of LITTLE DISASTERS to read and review.
“You think you know her…but look a little closer.
She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.
Then one moment changes everything.
Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.”
To be honest, I am not sure what my thoughts were going into this book. The synopsis sounds like it is going to be a dark and twisty look at motherhood and friendship and, in a way, it was. This book tackled some incredibly heavy and sensitive topics surrounding child abuse, mental health, and motherhood. I wasn’t prepared for this book, at all.
However, it was an interesting story and I appreciated the author shining a light on postpartum depression. She didn’t just cover the mental health of mothers in our current society but she also looked back on our parent’s generation and the world’s view on a very real issue that faces mothers — one that doesn’t just go away over time.
I did enjoy this book but I felt like there was too much happening. I wish that the author would’ve taken one facet of this story and stuck with it instead of branching off in so many directions. There were a lot of characters to follow along with, chapters that jumped from one point in time to another which made it difficult to follow. I also felt like the ending was just a quick wrap-up of everything and made me feel a bit lost.
As with all of my reviews, they are only my opinion. There have been several positive reviews for this book, so if this sounds like a book that you would be interested in reading then please add it to your reading list!
LITTLE DISASTERS will be released on August 18, 2020, but is available to pre-order now!