This is my first read of Susan Vaughan and it was brilliant. I will definitely be seeking out any previous novels.
‘Little Disasters’ centres around a group of friends who met at a pre-birth class and continue the friendship afterwards. It delves into the complexities of parenthood and all that entails with particular reference to the struggles a mother goes through.
Liz is a paediatric doctor and one evening on her shift one of her friends from the group, Jess, brings in her daughter who has a bad concussion with little or no explanation as to how it has happened. Within a short period of time the situation snowballs with Jess being blamed and the life of her family being turned upside down.
The storyline reverts back to the initial meeting and many of the encounters along the way. It addresses a difficult subject with care and emotion without allowing for unnecessary sentimentality. An absolutely astoundingly well written analysis of the fickle side of human nature.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Simon and Schuster UK and Susan Vaughan for my ARC in return for my hones review.
Excellent Read. Recommended.