There Was A Little Girl

There Was A Little Girl

by cynthia luhrs
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There Was A Little Girl 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Adalex66 More than 1 year ago
This was a good story. Hope takes what happened to her when she was a child. And directs that pain,anger and emotion into justice for the helpless and the voiceless.
lakraft More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be crazy amazing!!! This catches your attention quickly but with so many twists in Katherine...otherwise known as Hopes character you can't help but be amazed, worried, sympathetic and shocked at all different times throughout this story. While I was sure I knew how this would end I must admit I was so far off!! Amazing ending while it did hold sadness towards the end. I was truly entertained throughout this book and would recommend it highly to anyone that likes a little crazy!! If you are considering this book just read it as it is definitely worth it and I am sure anyone would enjoy this.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
She was six years old when her father killed her mother and her dog. He beat both of them to death, but left her alive .. most likely because he forgot she was in the house. She dragged her best friend over by her mother, she lay down between them and that is where she was found some hours later. Hope Jones is all grown up now and absolutely cannot abide any cruelty to animals. It seems that every day she reads about someone who murdered or maimed a pet, yet the perpetrators never seem to be punished. In her mind, that is inexcusable. Someone should be made to pay. She researches the latest story that she’s read, finds his name, address. She packs a kit of black clothing, gloves, she has unregistered guns (from her grandfather) with plenty of ammo. She proceeds to dish out her brand of justice .. and then fearfully waits for the police to come and take her away. But that doesn’t happen. This begins her journey to the dark side. After she dispenses with the first one, the others that follow seem so much easier. The voice tells her it’s safe to do again…and again … and again. But maybe she’s not as careful as she thinks. What will she do if caught and put into a jail cell? Who will mete out the justice to those who deserve it? What about the animal control officer who feels that something is not quite right about Hope? It’s one thing to kill in the name of justice .. but will she kill to keep her secret? WARNING -- EXTREME GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY. If you are sensitive to this subject matter, this is not the book for you. This was like mucking around in the mind of a sociopath. There is plenty of backstory and it’s a bit like follow the bouncing ball. Hope is a multi-layered character. She feels that what the law says isn’t always the most correct thing to do. And trying to be two different people is unraveling her life. There is intrigue and action. There were times I had to put the book down and breathe some fresh air. As an animal lover, I found this book hard to read in places. And there were times I felt like cheering for Hope. This was a terrific psychological thriller. Many thanks to author Cynthia Luhrs and NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Book exchanged for an honest review~ Katherine Hope Jones witnessed life's cruelty at the age of seven when her father killed her mother and her dog Max. To move away from the past Hope uses her middle name to carry on her life. Hope has great job and boyfriend. Hope feels like there is darkness residing in her soul which makes her a bad person. Hope finds that she wants to meet out justice for those whose voice is silenced. Overnight Hope's personality changes from sweet and kind to angry and black. Can Hope only see darkness? Or will she find the light? Your answers await you in There Was a Little Girl. One of my favorite authors is branching out into thrillers and I couldn't be happier. The story and characters are gritty, real, compelling, raw, flawed in a good way, believable, and fascinating too. I kept finding myself wanting more with every page I turned. Definitely a must read for those who love thrillers and mystery novels. I look forward to more from this favorite author in the future,