Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

Little Broken Things

“If you liked Big Little Lies, you’ll want to crack open this new novel by Nicole Baart.” —Southern LivingAn engrossing and suspenseful novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Amy Hatvany about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl.I have something for you. When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she do...

Details Little Broken Things

TitleLittle Broken Things
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherAtria Books
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Adult, Literary Fiction

Reviews Little Broken Things

  • Carol
    "I have something for you."LITTLE BROKEN THINGS is a perfect title for this novel revolving around a family in need of repair....honesty and understanding.It begins with a desperate and mysterious request from one estranged sister to another to keep a haunted little one safe....and hidden....from both family and the worst kind of evil on the prowl.It's the story of one mother's powerful love and sacrifice for a daughter in distress, and another m...
  • Holly B
    4.5 StarsI have a new favorite author to adore! I was immediately drawn into the story from the first pages. It is beautifully written and captivating, I was engaged by the mysterious texts from the start!I could imagine myself getting a text from my sister, "I have something for you" and immediate panic strikes! This is possibly not good! The story and characters are multi-layered and ultimately reveal their inner motivations that drive them to ...
  • Lindsay
    3 stars. This was a story about a mother’s love and sacrifice for her child and a family coming together after years of separation. At times, the book had my heart pounding, my worry intensifying, my stomach churning and my hope growing. There were some wild twists and turns that caught me completely off guard. I liked the main characters Quinn and Everlee. The remaining characters I had more of a hard time connecting with. Some ended up growin...
  • Norma
    3.5 stars rounded up!LITTLE BROKEN THINGS by NICOLE BAART was an engaging, suspenseful, and a slower paced mystery novel which had an intriguing storyline revolving around family secrets and the sacrifices and bond between mothers and daughters.  Little Broken Things I thought was the perfect title for this novel which is filled with familial broken relationships and the sacrifices of a mother’s love for her family.  With a little honesty, ho...
  • Diane S ☔
    2.5 I am not going to rehash the plot, and I really wish I could have liked this more. It was very slow moving and very predictable. The last third of the book held the most interesting for me, but I also found it unbelievable. Nora and Tiffany, their story just didn't hold together. Nora and Quinn's mother was a piece of work, lived in her own la la Land. Everlee though, the little girl I adored. Another sisters read that had us a opposite ends ...
  • Brenda
    3.5 StarsTraveling Sisters NetGalley Group Review by Brenda with Norma, Lindsay, Holly, Susanne, Jan and HollyI read Little Broken Things along with six of my Traveling Sisters and it left us in different coulees once again. We were mostly split into two different ones, some sisters were lost in the lush coulee and enjoying this one and others were lost in the dry coulee and finding themselves bored and napping leaving them uninterested in this o...
  • Susanne Strong
    2.25 Stars* (rounded down)Quinn gets summoned by her sister Nora via text: “I have something for you.” Never in Quinn’s wildest dreams does she imagine that the summons involves a little girl. Or that Nora needs Quinn to hide her and keep her safe – without any explanation. It is clear that something sinister is going on, yet Quinn has no idea what. And then Nora takes off leaving her with a little girl she calls “Lucy.” Hiding “Luc...
  • JanB
    2.5 stars, definitely not a 3, but since half stars aren't possible, I'll round upThe premise is intriguing: Quinn's estranged sister, Nora, drops off a little girl named Lucy, who bears an uncanny family resemblance, and tells Quinn to keep the little girl's presence a secret. Nora then disappears without explanation. Secrets tend to be revealed sooner or later, and this one is no exception. Just how does one hide a little girl? There are myster...
  • Theresa Alan
    LITTLE BROKEN THINGS is a novel about family secrets. The mystery begins when Nora, who is estranged from her sister, Quinn, drops off a little girl, only saying that Quinn can’t tell anyone that the girl is in her care, including her husband. Nora disappears just as quickly as she briefly came back into Quinn’s life, not explaining what her sister should do with this little girl and why all the secrecy.The writing is beautiful. Told from mul...
  • Heather Gudenkauf
    Beautifully readers everything they could possible want in a novel - vivid, engaging characters, a town filled with dark secrets, a mind-twisting mystery and the ferocious power of a mother's love. Original and gripping, Little Broken Things is a stunner that will linger with you long after the final page is turned."
  • Lori
    Heartbreaking what the world can place on the shoulders of children. I appreciate the circumstances that lead Baart to write this... however, I felt a bit more disconnected that I would’ve liked and the ending fell a bit flat. All-in-all, just ok for me... 3.5 stars.
  • Marisa
    Wow I need to take a moment to formulate the words in regard to this heartbreaking beautiful novel. LITTLE BROKEN THINGS is a thriller based around a shattered family that is filled with secrets. At the heart of the family is estranged sisters and a little girl who is with one sister and left in the care of another. Who is Lucy? Is that her real name? And what is she being hidden from?I loved this story. It was layered and intense. Every page hel...
  • Susan Peterson
    I'm so full of emotions right now, having just finished reading Little Broken Things by Nicole Lynn feelings are a jumble, just like they were for the characters who live in this book. Such a mixture of joy and sadness, hope and doubt. This book is mesmerizing and suspenseful; my heart was in my throat while reading, compelling me to keep turning pages. At the heart of this story is a family; a family which has been torn apart and scat...
  • Sue
    I predict that this book will be one of THE books to read this winter. Thanks to the author for giving me a chance to read an early copy to read and enjoy early. I have read other books by Nicole Baart but in Little Broken Things, she is absolutely at the top of her game - it's a wonderful story about family and love and the secrets that we keep to protect our family, even when those secrets cause more harm than intended.This novel is told by thr...
  • Sonja Yoerg
    Estranged families make for rich stories; no matter how much we might yearn to be free of our relatives, an undeniable attachment remains. Little Broken Things is a tension-filled story in which family secrets, mistrust, and allegiances threatening to swallow up the loyalty and love that has somehow survived. Baart is a thoughtful, sensitive writer who creates a realistic and complex dilemma surrounding a child in jeopardy. At several points in t...
  • Christa Allan
    1970-01-01've been a Nicole Baart fan for years, and she has upped her game in LITTLE BROKEN THINGS. Her best. She grips the reader page by page, always turning up the tension, raising the stakes for every character. The family dynamics of mothers and daughters, that push and pull of affection, the weight of relationships, are relatable. Marriages that appear strong and ripe with affection can be damaged in ways no one would suspect. And the sec...
  • Jamie
    It’s 4:30 AM and I need to be up in an hour for work, yet I had to finish this. That’s how great this was. More to come when I’m a functioning human again!
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    via my blog:'She knew their lives were far from perfect, that things shimmered just beneath the surface of their shiny facade.'Just who are ‘the little broken things’? Is it the scared little girl, ‘the something’ her sister Nora seems to be lending her? Just whose child is she and what sort of mess is her older sister Nora wrapped up in? How is Quin supposed to keep a little girl secret, especially ...
  • Caryn
    This is a story of family secrets and how they can destroy or rebuild a family. And while there is a mystery behind this family, Nicole does a great job of not even letting the reader know too much too soon. Even after 100 pages, I still wasn’t sure who everyone was or how they fit into the puzzle.After several years of lost communication, we meet Quinn and Nora, two sisters. Nora desperately needs a favor from Quinn, a place to keep a young gi...
  • Christie Sitterly
    This book is a MUST READ for those who enjoy a good mystery with family drama! Nicole Baart has a true winner with this novel! The characters have many layers that are uncovered the more one reads. There is Quinn, a daughter, wife, and sister, who is questioning her marriage. Nora is the other sister who is wrapped up in protecting her best friend's daughter from the friend's sleazy husband. Nora drops the daughter into Quinn's lap and disappears...
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.
  • Diane Perry
    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the most incredibly written and frustrating story. The frustration comes from wanting to know more. The author managed to weave a story around a seriously broken family, a secret little girl, and a very dangerous man. I spent most of the time either holding my breath or fussing in frustration at Nora. Nora drops off this little girl to her sister Quinn with very little expla...
  • Bookworm LLC
    WOW! Little Broken Things is a great suspense story that will reel you in and not let you go. There is so much happening in this book. Things you will never believe would happen. There is love, hate, fear, patience and at times rage. The story goes back and forth from one character in one chapter to another character to the next chapter. I read other reviews on this book before I read it and decided I needed to read it because the other reviews w...
  • Marti
    Wow. double Wow. It was about 80% into the book on my kindle before I even knew what was really going on. I loved that because it kept you interested. Highly recommend this to anyone.
  • Christine Moore
    This book kept me up late into the night needing to finish. At the heart of the book is a broken family. It is told by 3 different women, Quinn the little sister who is married to Walker, Nora the wild middle child who ran away from home right after graduation, and Liz their mom. Nora who is estranged from her family, sends Quinn a text that she is bringing her something to keep safe. When Nora arrives, it is Lucy a quiet little girl, Quinn has t...
  • Laura
    Nicole Baart is the contemporary author that has changed my mind when it comes to contemporary fiction. I have long been a fan of historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and even horror, but contemporary fiction has always perplexed me. I frequently find myself giving up on books in this category, either loosing interest or being disgusted by modern day soap opera style tension found frequently in the genre. Little Broken Things completely s...
  • Michelle
    Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for the ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.“Little Broken Things” grabbed my attention because it was billed as being a great book for Liane Moriarty fans, which I am. I definitely could see how this book could be billed that way but Nicole Baart is an author all herself. “Little Broken Things” starts off very quickly. In fact the first page alone grabs your attention. From there the pa...
  • Tara Repucci
    Thank you to Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and NetGalley for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. Nicole Baart fans now have something new to dig into. Little Broken Things is the suspenseful story of a Minnesota family in a wealthy lakeside community and their carefully concealed secrets that come to light with the arrival of a mysterious little girl simply introduced as Lucy. It is an entertaining novel that may...
  • Amanda Coak
    2.5 stars. I feel like I may be the lone wolf in a sea of positive praise, but I have to be real about my thoughts on this one. Although I feel like the basic plot was fine, and the suspense was there, I just did not find myself really drawn into this novel. First of all, it was totally predictable. That twist? I figured it out way before it was supposed to shock and startle me (it didn't). I also found the characters a bit problematic. None of t...