Little Comfort by Edwin Hill

Little Comfort

In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston's elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby--and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder . . .Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usually, she's hired to find long-ago prom dates or to reunite adopted chil...


Details Little Comfort

TitleLittle Comfort
ISBN9781496715906
Author
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews Little Comfort

  • Gail C.
    2018-07-28
    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I’ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the actions of a heroine who is an expert at using internet and other searches to resolve problems for her clients. The first characters you meet are drawn with just enough...
  • Katie
    2018-07-16
    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University in Massachusetts on the East Coast (my alma mater), they share a similar mindset and fierce loyalty and independence for a non-traditional family. Hester still kee...
  • Carlissa
    2018-07-27
    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author.My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for giving me the chance to read and review.
  • Katie
    2018-07-16
    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University in Massachusetts on the East Coast (my alma mater), they share a similar mindset and fierce loyalty and independence for a non-traditional family. Hester still kee...
  • Patricia Romero
    2018-07-23
    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time.Her specialty is finding people. And an unexpected call from a woman in New Hampshire has her intrigued. With nothing but a name, Sam Blaine and his friend Gabe, along with a stack of postcar...
  • Bracken
    2018-03-31
    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW!
  • Jen
    2018-06-10
    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester has a side job, however; implementing her research skills to locate missing people. Hester adores Kate, but the little one is causing some disruption in Hester's life....
  • Susan Wisnewski
    2018-07-31
    Little Comfort is an enjoyable, quick reading mystery. We meet Hester Thursby, a woman with a tiny stature and less than ideal childhood, who has overcome her past to live a full life. Librarian by day, sleuth by night, she finds people when others either can’t or have given up. When she is contracted to locate Sam Blaine – she gets much more than she bargained for. Not only is he easy to find and carrying some serious issues, he also has chi...
  • Marisa
    2018-07-16
    So much going on here. Clearly developed world and characters. Fast pace. So much tension. I could not put it down!Thank you to Netgalley for this ARC for my honest review
  • Natalie
    2018-05-22
    A new and delicious female detective, Hester Thursby. This is a fascinating detective story with a small detective who takes on searches using her skills as a Harvard librarian to track down missing people. This innocent “hobby” turns into quite a detective story as Hester searches for a long missing brother and his best friend. Nothing is simple and Hester quickly finds Sam and Gabe, but winds up deep in the middle of serial killers and a hi...
  • Shawn Simmons
    2018-04-17
    This is a well plotted and exciting debut thriller. Every character was clearly drawn and realistic, each of them with admirable and not so admirable character traits and unique voices. Each time I thought I knew where the story was going, I was taken by surprise. I really loved it, and am looking forward to the further adventures of Hester Thursby.
  • Laura
    2018-07-24
    Thank you to Netgalley for this ARC for an honest review. I enjoy detective novels and thought that this new female detective, Hester Thursby, is quite a colorful character. It was an easy book to get through however I found the writing to be erratic and some of the characters were not clearly developed for me or believable. The main character's best friend disappears and leaves her daughter behind and they don't even try to search for her even 3...
  • Gail C.
    2018-07-28
    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I’ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the actions of a heroine who is an expert at using internet and other searches to resolve problems for her clients. The first characters you meet are drawn with just enough...
  • RMazin
    2018-08-02
    Hester Thursby looks petite, but there is nothing small about her. In courage, tenacity and observational skills she is head and shoulders above so many others. Hester is on a brief leave from her job as a Harvard librarian so she can care for the niece of her boyfriend, Morgan. It seems Morgan’s sister Daphne, has left for an undetermined location and time. Coincidently, Hester, in her spare time enjoys mini-investigations. Just when you think...
  • Maine Colonial
    2018-06-23
    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley.I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I’ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4’9”—whoops, make that 9-3/4” because it’s important to her—and it irritates her no end that people sometimes treat her like she’s a doll. She’s not angry about it,...