Little White Lies

Little White Lies

In a gorgeous beachfront mansion in Martha's Vineyard, Annick and Rebecca have left their young children in the care of their life-long friend Tash. Tash has made millions from her fashion business and treating her friends to a luxury holiday makes all the hard work worthwhile. But by the end of the afternoon, one of the children will have vanished . . . As the daughter of In a gorgeous beachfront mansion in Martha's Vineyard, Annick and Rebecca have left their young children in the care o...

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Title:Little White Lies
Author:Lesley Lokko
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Little white lies
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Little White Lies Reviews

  • Jo
    Aug 20, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

    Little white lies flowed much better than some of Lesleys books and I've read mostof them. And for a change it did not contain South Africa. Good characters and a believable plot. A good beach read. ...

    I really enjoyed this book.. Follows the lives of 3 girls all from different backgrounds who first meet at school & takes you on a journey thru their lives...couldn't put this one down! Lesley Lokko does it again!!!!!! ...

  • Jane
    Jun 27, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

  • Sara
    Mar 23, 2016

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

  • Janine
    May 31, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

  • Claire
    Jan 09, 2017

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

  • Irene
    Apr 11, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

  • Allie
    Jun 02, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

  • Kerryn
    Sep 26, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

  • Megan Readinginthesunshine
    Jun 24, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

  • Candy
    Apr 13, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

  • Evelyn
    Aug 03, 2017

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

  • Smelleykins
    Jun 18, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

  • Kate
    Apr 19, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

    Little white lies flowed much better than some of Lesleys books and I've read mostof them. And for a change it did not contain South Africa. Good characters and a believable plot. A good beach read. ...

    I really enjoyed this book.. Follows the lives of 3 girls all from different backgrounds who first meet at school & takes you on a journey thru their lives...couldn't put this one down! Lesley Lokko does it again!!!!!! ...

    A history of three girls from three different continents from school days, through relationships, careers, marriages, of patronage, envy, admiration and love that is above-all binding the three together. ...

    Really enjoyed this, fascinating intertwining stories, and although they didn't culminate in an overwhelmingly clever finale and left some story lines unfinished, the journey to the end was good enough. An easy read once you got your head around the different characters. ...

    I have never been disappointed in Lesley Lokko but this book left me feeling like there were too many loose ends. For those who have never picked up a book by this author and you have read this don't let it stop you trying her again. Not great, have read mist better by her ...

    I have loved all of Lesley Lokko's books & this one had me gripped right up until the end BUT..... I was really disappointed with the ending, for me it just trailed off. Still a good read though ...

  • Renita D'Silva
    Jun 01, 2019

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

  • Joy
    Apr 28, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

    Little white lies flowed much better than some of Lesleys books and I've read mostof them. And for a change it did not contain South Africa. Good characters and a believable plot. A good beach read. ...

  • Gen
    Dec 12, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

  • Tara
    Aug 10, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

  • Lee
    Jul 06, 2013

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

  • Lauren
    Feb 27, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

  • Juhi Davda
    Aug 28, 2016

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

  • Devine Graham
    Sep 05, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

  • Cat Lumb
    Jun 28, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

  • Rianna Rowsell
    Apr 11, 2014

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

  • Stephanie
    Jan 07, 2015

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

  • Hayley Swithers
    Aug 13, 2017

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

  • Marian
    Mar 13, 2015

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

    Little white lies flowed much better than some of Lesleys books and I've read mostof them. And for a change it did not contain South Africa. Good characters and a believable plot. A good beach read. ...

    I really enjoyed this book.. Follows the lives of 3 girls all from different backgrounds who first meet at school & takes you on a journey thru their lives...couldn't put this one down! Lesley Lokko does it again!!!!!! ...

    A history of three girls from three different continents from school days, through relationships, careers, marriages, of patronage, envy, admiration and love that is above-all binding the three together. ...

    Really enjoyed this, fascinating intertwining stories, and although they didn't culminate in an overwhelmingly clever finale and left some story lines unfinished, the journey to the end was good enough. An easy read once you got your head around the different characters. ...

  • Jodi Sissons
    Jan 30, 2015

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

    Little white lies flowed much better than some of Lesleys books and I've read mostof them. And for a change it did not contain South Africa. Good characters and a believable plot. A good beach read. ...

    I really enjoyed this book.. Follows the lives of 3 girls all from different backgrounds who first meet at school & takes you on a journey thru their lives...couldn't put this one down! Lesley Lokko does it again!!!!!! ...

    A history of three girls from three different continents from school days, through relationships, careers, marriages, of patronage, envy, admiration and love that is above-all binding the three together. ...

    Really enjoyed this, fascinating intertwining stories, and although they didn't culminate in an overwhelmingly clever finale and left some story lines unfinished, the journey to the end was good enough. An easy read once you got your head around the different characters. ...

    I have never been disappointed in Lesley Lokko but this book left me feeling like there were too many loose ends. For those who have never picked up a book by this author and you have read this don't let it stop you trying her again. Not great, have read mist better by her ...

  • Amy
    Jun 06, 2016

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

  • Book_Echo
    Jul 14, 2018

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

  • Judy O'Laoi
    Feb 09, 2016

    I've loved Lesley Lokko's books from the very start - the love stories, and the plot lines spanning borders and generations. I've grown used to some questions not being answered when reading Lokko's books - we spend pages and pages getting into a story line, only to find that it has...

    This book didn't really end up being the story of a missing child, like the blurb suggested. Although I found that initially confusing- there was a bit more historical depth and character building than I expected. A pretty solid beach read, and a decent examination of female friendship...

    Love all of Lesley lokko's books. I thought this one had a very empty ending though. Still a good read. ...

    Thrilling. A wonderful epic take of friendship soannjbg decades, secrets and lies ...

    The book, the story, and the storytelling was a good way of seeing how our choices and environments could influence our lives. Personally, it made me think a lot about my life and my choices. However, I found the book over-descriptive. It had too much of description that I just skipp...

    This book was fairly interesting - although a little difficult to get into at first. Once I got into it, I found myself being drawn in by some characters more than others. I enjoyed the fact that it followed the lives, not only of the three girls, but also of their parents when they we...

    Another great read, tangled lives and lots of lies.. ...

    To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I have a lot of mixed feelings: I liked it but at the same time didn't. First of all, I liked the idea and how the story was progressing. Second, the characters and their individual stories were interesting. Third, I liked the w...

    I liked it very much. I love how intertwined these girls' lives are. I love how their mothers' past has such a strong connection to the girls' present. I didn't enjoy the ending much, though. Mild spoiler here: I was waiting for more. It's not a cliffhanger, but almost. It was too bro...

    This book had me a bit baffled in the beginning as there is a lot going on. About a quarter of the way through I was absolutely hooked and couldn't put it down! Great book! ...

    This was ok but it jumped around a lot in time and characters and I didn't like the ending. ...

    I had never read a book by Lesley Lokko before this, however I had heard great things about her as an author so I was very excited to start Little White Lies! I don?t particularly want to give away more than the description written above, because this is one of those books where i...

    I've never read a Lesley Lokko book before and based on this, I probably won't pick up another. I found it difficult to get through the historical context that built up the characters, although can understand why the author did this: it demonstrated why her characters were the way they...

    I'm so unsure if giving this four stars is right. It's a toss between three and four. I'm also so very clueless at the storyline. It started off good, although took a while to get into but was interesting enough. The basis of a child going missing however doesn't seem to be the main re...

    This book had so much promise. At face value, the characters she created are rich, compelling and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed how she built up the individual life experiences of the 3 main characters Rebecca, Tash and Annick. the differences between all of them were a good contra...

    i found this one to be sufficiently good and absorbing- lives of three characters with totally different backgrounds, shaped not only by their own choices but also by that of their elders. i especially liked how writer made sure to trace incidents from the lives of parents of the th...

    I loved all of Lesley's other books so i was really looking forward to this one. But im afraid this was a bit of a disappointment, Apart from its epic proportions -it seemed to go on forever. It took me quite a while to get into the book, And it seemed to jump about a bit from one...

    Not quite what I'd expected. Thought I was getting a novel about friendship, betrayal and mystery based on a child going missing. In actual fact the novel is all about the lead up to that incident and, as others have said, leaves you with many unanswered questions. Even if you view t...

    After reading private affair I vowed never to read another book by lokko. I was very upset when this was picked as the book of the month by my book club. However I though I'd give it a try..... Although I liked the three main characters and the intertwining stories I felt there were t...

    This was an engrossing tale, with well developed characters and interesting intertwined story lines. Also historically and culturally very interesting and an intelligent read. It took my a while to properly get into the story, but once I did, I could hardly putty book down. I was a lit...

    As far as stories go, it was ok, but the time inconsistencies drove me crazy. I don't mean the narrative of different characters at different times of their lives, but details - if 2 paragraphs ago you're going to be on your honeymoon in France for three weeks, don't go making an appoi...

    I hate books that have a great build up and then finish in half a dozen pages leaving so many loose ends. This was a good story with good characters and a pathetic ending. Would probably benefit from a sequel, tying up all the loose ends and satisfying and resolving the untold stories ...

    Lesley Lokko's books are always so enjoyable and intriguing - such entangled story lines and unpredictable plots. This one doesn't disappoint. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is the ending, which I found slightly disappointing, as I did with another one of her book...

    I really enjoyed reading this novel but as many others have said, was a little confused as to how what we as readers think the 'main plot line' will be, only ends up occupying the last 20 or so pages of the book. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the storyline and Lokko's intricate writing ...

    Little white lies flowed much better than some of Lesleys books and I've read mostof them. And for a change it did not contain South Africa. Good characters and a believable plot. A good beach read. ...

    I really enjoyed this book.. Follows the lives of 3 girls all from different backgrounds who first meet at school & takes you on a journey thru their lives...couldn't put this one down! Lesley Lokko does it again!!!!!! ...

    A history of three girls from three different continents from school days, through relationships, careers, marriages, of patronage, envy, admiration and love that is above-all binding the three together. ...