A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

Title:A Little Bird Told Me
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781912194858
Format Type:Paperback

Besides, if you were one half evil, wouldn't you want to know about the other half?

In the scorching summer of 1976, Robyn spends her days swimming at the Lido and tagging after her brother. It’s the perfect holiday – except for the crying women her mum keeps bringing home.

As the heatwave boils on, tensions in the town begin to simmer. Everyone is gossiping about her mum, a strange man is following her around, and worst of all, no one will tell Robyn the truth. But this town isn’t good at keeping secrets…

Twelve years later, Robyn returns home, to a house that has stood empty for years and a town that hasn’t moved on, forced to confront the mystery that haunted her that summer.

And atone for the part she played in it.


    A Little Bird Told Me Reviews

  • Whispering Stories

    Book Reviewed by Julie on www.whisperingstories.com‘A Little Bird Told Me’ is the debut novel from British-based author, Marianne Holmes. The story is told in the first person, the present tense a...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: What Kit knows and what I know is not the same. I have become my own secret curator of the facts. It's all in the suitcase I keep under my bed along with all the other monsters. Matthew and K...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Read the entirety of this book this morning – a beautifully written literary mystery with a gorgeously immersive sense of place and time – anyone who ran wild through the Summers of the 70’s and...

  • Amanda

    A little bird told me that this was a very special book to read and I totally agree!!!Beautifully written I was transfixed from the start to the finish.Told in 2 timelines, the summer of 1976 and 1988...

  • Lucy Banks

    I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.Lyrical, engrossing - with a clever twist at the end.I do love it when I receive a book from a new author; the chance to dive into a fresh pe...

  • ??? Shelley ???

    Neil is shouting at us to wait for him, but we can’t because we are unstoppable and glorious and made of wind. The novel takes place in 1976 and 1988. I particularly enjoyed the 1976 chapters, when...

  • Lou

    'A Little Bird Told Me' is a heartfelt and wonderful debut from a strong new voice in the fiction genre, Marianne Holmes. With a truly beautiful cover, an evocative narrative and dark, twisty and unpr...

  • Stephen

    thanks to netgalley and the publishers for a free copy in return for a honest reviewinteresting debut novel split between 2 different period. felt however the book did get bogged down a bit though but...

  • Karen Mace

    When a story constantly makes reference to a family with the same surname as you, you find yourself a little more invested in a book and that is exactly how I felt whilst reading this!  It was quite ...

  • Paula DeBoard

    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. Based on its description, I thought I would love this book--a child narrator, an evocative sense of place, an unsolved mystery. In...