I went to the library for the first time in MONTHS and picked up All The Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman. The book sounded promising (and it was the first one on the list so I had to get this one…), so let’s see if it lived up to the expectations.

This book is very different than what I normally read. The YA/romance/fluff was no where to be found in this story. But I like variation from time to time and thrillers are sometimes so enthralling.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads: She could have stopped an awful crime. She could have saved a life. She tried to forget about it. But now, the truth is out. Faith Saunders is the perfect wife, mother and sister – loved and admired by all who know her. One night will change everything. As she drives home in the pouring rain, a dishevelled young woman appears out of nowhere, pleading for help. The isolated stretch of road is dark, and with her four-year-old daughter Maggie asleep in the backseat, Faith refuses to let the stranger in. What she sees next will haunt her forever.

When the missing-person posters go up, Faith’s guilt consumes her. Then the girl’s body turns up, and her perfect life begins to unravel. Because it turns out Maggie wasn’t asleep that night and – unlike her mother – she’s not afraid to speak up. Maggie’s testimony leads to an arrest, but Faith is the only one who can identify a second man who was at the scene of the crime. She has one chance to convince a jury of what happened. If she fails, two murderers will go free – two men who have killed before and who will undoubtedly kill again. And they know exactly where to find Faith and her family…

My thoughts on All The Little Pieces

All The Little Pieces was NOT good for my heart. Honestly, at times I didn’t want to continue reading because it was scary and intense and I had a feeling it went in the wrong direction.

From the first page I was pretty hooked. Unfortunately, I became less interested. The story starts fast-paced, but later it becomes slower and it made it hard to continue at times. The story itself was good enough for me to keep reading because I wanted to know how it ended.

I really felt for the main character, Faith, at first. But alas, she also turns worse when the story continues. In the beginning it’s understandable, but later it becomes annoying for me as a reader.

At the end, a lot of big stuff happens. I wished the author would’ve paid more attention to those moments, since it felt a bit rushed.

Overall though, the story was very interesting and kept me on my toes. It had a great start, with a bit of a disappointing ending.

Final rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.