Little Comfort

Little Comfort

In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston?s elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby?and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder... Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usua In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston?s elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thur...

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Title:Little Comfort
Author:Edwin Hill
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/36701
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Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Little Comfort Reviews

  • Sue
    Sep 10, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

    4.5 stars. Little Comfort by Edwin Hill is a twisty-turny, suspense-laden missing persons case that soon becomes a murder investigation. This first installment in the Hester Thursby Mystery series is an outstanding debut that I HIGHLY recommend to readers who enjoy mysteries featuri...

    Hester Thursby looks petite, but there is nothing small about her. In courage, tenacity and observational skills she is head and shoulders above so many others. Hester is on a brief leave from her job as a Harvard librarian so she can care for the niece of her boyfriend, Morgan. It see...

    This book turned out to be even better than I expected. I decided to read it because of the cover. The snow, crow and slash of red foretold something sinister. Hester finds lost people. She is not your usual P.I; in fact she is actually a librarian by profession. In this story, she ...

    I am a big fan of mysteries and I found this one to be interesting and different. Hester Thursday is a librarian who has a side-job of finding lost people. She has been on leave for a couple of months, caring for the toddler daughter of a good friend who has herself gone missing, when ...

    Disclaimer: I know Edwin. That said, he's written a book that has made me genuinely gush -- it's so good. What a marvel, this debut!! The first in a promised series; I anticipate the pleasure of re-immersion into the world Hill develops in this novel. The story takes place over a...

  • Kathleen
    Sep 23, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

  • Lesa
    Aug 21, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

  • Linda Baker
    Sep 01, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

  • Maine Colonial
    Aug 03, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

  • Carlissa
    Jul 27, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

  • Bracken
    Mar 31, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

  • Kathy
    Aug 16, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

    4.5 stars. Little Comfort by Edwin Hill is a twisty-turny, suspense-laden missing persons case that soon becomes a murder investigation. This first installment in the Hester Thursby Mystery series is an outstanding debut that I HIGHLY recommend to readers who enjoy mysteries featuri...

  • Libby
    Sep 19, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

  • Sydney
    Aug 30, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

    4.5 stars. Little Comfort by Edwin Hill is a twisty-turny, suspense-laden missing persons case that soon becomes a murder investigation. This first installment in the Hester Thursby Mystery series is an outstanding debut that I HIGHLY recommend to readers who enjoy mysteries featuri...

    Hester Thursby looks petite, but there is nothing small about her. In courage, tenacity and observational skills she is head and shoulders above so many others. Hester is on a brief leave from her job as a Harvard librarian so she can care for the niece of her boyfriend, Morgan. It see...

    This book turned out to be even better than I expected. I decided to read it because of the cover. The snow, crow and slash of red foretold something sinister. Hester finds lost people. She is not your usual P.I; in fact she is actually a librarian by profession. In this story, she ...

    I am a big fan of mysteries and I found this one to be interesting and different. Hester Thursday is a librarian who has a side-job of finding lost people. She has been on leave for a couple of months, caring for the toddler daughter of a good friend who has herself gone missing, when ...

  • Judy Lesley
    Aug 17, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

  • Elaine
    Sep 22, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

  • Jen
    Jun 10, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

  • Katie
    Jul 16, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

  • Katie
    Jul 16, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

  • Joann Garrido
    Sep 14, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

  • AD
    Sep 05, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Aug 27, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

  • Cathy Geha
    Aug 28, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

  • Tiffany PSquared
    Aug 12, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

  • Alice Castle
    Aug 31, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

  • Gail C.
    Jul 28, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

  • Liz
    Aug 11, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

    4.5 stars. Little Comfort by Edwin Hill is a twisty-turny, suspense-laden missing persons case that soon becomes a murder investigation. This first installment in the Hester Thursby Mystery series is an outstanding debut that I HIGHLY recommend to readers who enjoy mysteries featuri...

    Hester Thursby looks petite, but there is nothing small about her. In courage, tenacity and observational skills she is head and shoulders above so many others. Hester is on a brief leave from her job as a Harvard librarian so she can care for the niece of her boyfriend, Morgan. It see...

    This book turned out to be even better than I expected. I decided to read it because of the cover. The snow, crow and slash of red foretold something sinister. Hester finds lost people. She is not your usual P.I; in fact she is actually a librarian by profession. In this story, she ...

    I am a big fan of mysteries and I found this one to be interesting and different. Hester Thursday is a librarian who has a side-job of finding lost people. She has been on leave for a couple of months, caring for the toddler daughter of a good friend who has herself gone missing, when ...

    Disclaimer: I know Edwin. That said, he's written a book that has made me genuinely gush -- it's so good. What a marvel, this debut!! The first in a promised series; I anticipate the pleasure of re-immersion into the world Hill develops in this novel. The story takes place over a...

    Please visit my book blog at https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ This novel by Edwin Hill is full of life's real moments of fun, fear, loneliness, anxiety, and suspense. Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian, is left taking care of her best friend's daughter, Katie. She has never ha...

  • Patricia Romero
    Jul 23, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

  • Jenny
    Aug 08, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

  • Jenny
    Aug 08, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

  • Diana
    Sep 12, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

    4.5 stars. Little Comfort by Edwin Hill is a twisty-turny, suspense-laden missing persons case that soon becomes a murder investigation. This first installment in the Hester Thursby Mystery series is an outstanding debut that I HIGHLY recommend to readers who enjoy mysteries featuri...

    Hester Thursby looks petite, but there is nothing small about her. In courage, tenacity and observational skills she is head and shoulders above so many others. Hester is on a brief leave from her job as a Harvard librarian so she can care for the niece of her boyfriend, Morgan. It see...

    This book turned out to be even better than I expected. I decided to read it because of the cover. The snow, crow and slash of red foretold something sinister. Hester finds lost people. She is not your usual P.I; in fact she is actually a librarian by profession. In this story, she ...

  • RMazin
    Aug 03, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

    It is fun to read debut novels, and Little Comfort by Edwin Hill has a librarian as protagonist which is even better. Readers always have a soft spot for librarians. Hester Thursby, Harvard librarian, has taken a leave of absence to help her partner care for his young niece. Hester...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    I am always cheering for the success of a debut novel, thinking about the author's long road traveled from idea to publication. In this case, I have known the author since he was in elementary school so my cheers are louder and longer! Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian on leave to...

    4.5 stars. Little Comfort by Edwin Hill is a twisty-turny, suspense-laden missing persons case that soon becomes a murder investigation. This first installment in the Hester Thursby Mystery series is an outstanding debut that I HIGHLY recommend to readers who enjoy mysteries featuri...

    Hester Thursby looks petite, but there is nothing small about her. In courage, tenacity and observational skills she is head and shoulders above so many others. Hester is on a brief leave from her job as a Harvard librarian so she can care for the niece of her boyfriend, Morgan. It see...

  • Beth Castrodale
    Oct 11, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

  • Susan Kahn
    Sep 21, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill Wow! Swept me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end! This is a story of loneliness, wanting to belong, wanting more and needing to be wanted. It is also the story of what ifs?what if those needs just mentioned had been met early in life ...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...