Little Rumours

Little Rumours


Three mothers. Three secrets. One missing child.

In a small town, three mothers wave goodbye to their children at the school gates.

Naomi has lived Exton Cross since she was born, and she knows everything there is to know about everyone.

Aleema hates it here. It’s been three years and she’s yet to make a single friend. And she’s sure the other mums whisper about her behind her back.

Kelly is an outsider. New to the town, she arrives with nothing but her son – and a dark secret.

By the end of the school day, one of their children will be missing. And rumours will swirl that one of them knows why…

Secrets and lies will come to light with devastating consequences in this dark and twisty psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Adele Parks.

Our Review

Little Rumours by Bryony Pearce is a masterful read full of suspense. 

In the small town of Exton Cross secrets and rumours abound. One morning three women say goodbye to their children at the school gates, by the end of the day one of the children will be missing. 

Naomi has lived in Exton Cross her whole life and feels she knows everything worth knowing about the people who reside there. Naomi is a throughly unlikeable character and an ideal choice for rumour monger. 

Aleema has lived in Exton Cross for three years since her mother-in-law had a stroke and was unable to take care of herself. Aleema is an outsider in the community and no matter how hard she tries she can't seem to make friends. 

Kelly keeps herself to herself since she arrived in town. She and her son moved to town when her then six year old son Joe discovered his father murdering someone. Since moving she has kept to herself and kept a close eye on her son because she wants to check his father's looks are the only thing he has inherited. 

The plot is tight and fast paced. Little Rumours was a brilliant read. 

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