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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Little Nothings by Julie Mayhew, read by Louise Williams.

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Liv Travers never knew real friendship until she met fellow mums Beth and Binnie. The three women become inseparable as they muddle through early parenthood together.

Then along comes Ange.... Ambitious, wealthy and somehow able to do it all.

Under Ange’s guiding presence, the group finds new vigour and fresh aspirations—bigger houses, better schools, dinners at exclusive restaurants. But Liv can’t keep up and is increasingly edged out.

When the four families take a three-week trip to a luxurious holiday resort, Liv seizes the opportunity to reclaim her place at the heart of the group, only to discover the true, devastating cost of a friendship with Ange.

Set over the course of a single life-changing trip to a Greek island paradise, Little Nothings is a sly, suspenseful novel about female bonds turned toxic and the desperate ends one woman will go to keep her friends close—and her enemy closer.

©2022 Julie Mayhew (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic reviews

"Devilishly clever and beautifully written." (Alice Clark-Platts)

"Little Nothings delivers some searing and uncomfortable truths about motherhood and female friendships." (Sarah J. Naughton)

"A well-written, absorbing story that cleverly illustrates the psychological impact of nurturing a true enemy in your midst." (Rachel Abbott)

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Really enjoyable!

Really enjoyed this, loved the narration, the reader does the ‘mean girls’ type of voice perfectly! Just 1 star off 5 because I was frustrated and bemused by the ending?! Seemed rushed. Otherwise love it & will seek out more from this author.

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Addictive

Loved this and devoured it in less than 24 hours. I thought it was going to be the same old ‘friends on holiday falling out’ story. But it was so much darker. I need more from this author and now have a terrible book hangover.

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Excellent first novel full of suspense and gripping storyline

Really enjoyed this book full of suspense and gripping story line look forward to the next book by this promising author

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decent

Story line was interesting but it fell off in a few places. The ending was not wrapped up or enjoyable. Narration was great,, character development was great!

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  • 27-05-22

Perfection

I was truly blown away by this book. It was such a complete and totally pleasant surprise.
This author was totally unknown to me so I’d no idea what to expect.
I was immediately enthralled, with the story, the incredibly well developed characters, the setting, and the narration.
On every level, this novel was breath of fresh of air in every way.
I devoured it in one sitting, I actually stayed up til 9 am just so that I could finish it.
I fell in love with this very relatable protagonist and was so intrigued by the crazy and sometimes toxic dynamics of this very interesting friend group.
It was like a true character study in how damaged people really do create more damage, no matter how well intentioned their actions are or seem to be at the time.
I truly love this book, and I strongly believe you will too.
Certainly worth a credit.
Five easy stars here 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟