Friday, September 13, 2013

The Little Girl You Kiss Goodnight by John Tucker - Review

First I have to say this is a different genre than what I normally read. That being said it was still a fabulous book. This book takes place in the 80’s and in the south.

John had me guessing from the very beginning. Every time Steph got new evidence I was right there with her wondering if they could of done it or not. You met some funny characters, some questionable ones as well, oh and some that you want to smack upside the head and knock some sense into them.

The Little Girl You Kiss Goodnight is about Stephanie who set out on a mission to find her mother’s killer in a week. She stayed with her Granny and Uncle Thad, who lived in a small town in GA.  Stephanie who liked to be called Steph wants to be a police officer; she is an intern in Atlanta. But in this small town from where her mom and dad are from things were a little different. The southern drawl was impressive. It was like I could actually hear these characters talking as if they were standing next to me.  It seemed like everyone either liked her mom or hated her mom.  Steph found out some things about her mom that she really didn’t want to know. She actually started to think she was going to be like her mom. I mean some of us ladies do say I want to be like my mom. But seriously if Sammie was my mom I sure wouldn’t want to be like her either.  I grew up in the 80’s I was just a little kid so I can imagine if some of the scenario’s that were mentioned actually happened. For instance teenage pregnancy was big when I was a teenager. I don’t know if that was big in the 80’s or not. I liked this book. When I had to put it down I wondered who did it. I couldn’t wait to see what evidence Steph was going to find.  Who she was going to finger for the crime. I loved the southern drawl it was great. I would recommend this book to my friends. I look forward to the next book. Thank you John for this great book.

Reviewed by Irene

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