Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I would first like to thank author Ronald Malfi for sending me his book! I love a good ghost story! Keep an eye out as Ronald will be my featured author of the month in August and you can enter to win a copy of “Little Girls”! I will also have an interview to share with you all!
This is a ghostly story with an eerie ending. Laurie has returned with her family to claim her fathers estate, which she has not visited since she was a young girl. Her father passed away from a bought with dementia, but it was other demons of her fathers that truly lead to his untimely death.
She remembers her childhood wasn’t ideal and she can feel the dark memories lurking in every corner of her childhood home. At first she thinks she is overwhelmed with the situation of having to go through her fathers personal items to prepare them to sell and accredits her strange feelings to that. Until she meets her daughters new friend Abigail who looks exactly like another little girl who used to live next door. Not only does she look exactly like Laurie’s old neighbor girl, but the idea that she passed away when she was young is what is getting to her. When she finds an old photo of her and her friend, the resemblance is uncanny.
Everyday, Laurie’s nervousness and uneasiness is growing and her memories are coming back to her. She wonders if she is inheriting her fathers illness, but starts to learn otherwise. There is a dark mystery unfolding with unspeakable truths coming out of the cracks. Why did her father insist on locking the doors and windows, while keeping others padlocked? Was it to keep someone or something out, or to lock out secrets he’d been hiding for years?
“Little Girls” was a phenomenal read! I’m going to admit that I read this book in ONE WHOLE DAY! Skillful writing and a unique, chilling story will keep your eyes peeled to the pages! I hope to read more from this author in the future!