Review of ‘Little Creeping Things’

Little Creeping Things
Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso
Sourcebooks Fire
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Little Creeping Things is a mystery thriller with a great twist at the end. Opening with a sequence of scenes highlighting how unreliable Cassidy is and how haunted she is by her past, Ichaso creates tension and mystery.

The novel raises many questions, as Cassidy tries to solve the mystery without implicating herself in the crime. However, when she starts getting mysterious text messages, her sanity is pushed to the edge. It makes sense that her secrecy would alienate those close to her, but the way she develops throughout the tension of the story, it makes her a better person.

As for the story itself, it has excellent pacing to develop the plot and tension and Ichaso does a great job with misdirection. Some characters are the obvious red herrings, but when Ichaso reveals the villain it does take the reader by surprise because of all the misdirection, all the twists, and turns that keep the reader looking away from the actual suspect. There are so many shifts in the character dynamics to keep the tension high and the pacing steady. That is what made this a gripping read, how it keeps the reader on their toes.

Final Thoughts

Little Creeping Things is a great thriller that keeps the reader guessing.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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Product Details:

Pub Date: June 2, 2020Page count: 336ppAge Range: 14 & Over
ISBN: 978-1-7282-1052-0Publisher: Sourcebooks FireList Price: $10.99

Little Creeping Things

$10.99
8.2

Writing Quality

8.0/10

Character Development

8.0/10

"Couldn't Put It Down"-ness

10.0/10

Intellectual Depth

7.0/10

Originality

8.0/10

Pros

  • Great pacing
  • Good use of misdirection

Cons

  • Cassie's paranoia gets tedious.
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