This sleepy murder mystery takes place in a small, cul-de-sac type community where everyone appears to be supportive, loving and kind to one another. However, trouble and spite brew beneath the surface for any outsider that attempts to make themselves at home within the community. As their world is shattered following the murder of one of their very own families, blame is quickly assigned, and allegiances begin to shift. The author keeps the reader guessing on the true culprit right up until the very end. Will you be correct in your guess of who committed such an unseemly act in such a quiet community?
In Hello, Cruel Heart, the reader is transported to London in the 1960s, just as fashion reaches an upswing. This young adult novel brings an engaging backstory to a timeless classic. In the two days that it took me to pour through this novel, I was pulled through the formation of Cruella De Ville’s iconic character. Before she became Cruella, this spitfire was known as Estelle, a young girl that was orphaned early in her youth. The process of reaching adulthood, with all of its struggles and betrayals, hardened her over time, and it was magnificent to observe her metamorphosis. From a young age she had her sights set on magnificent endeavors, and pity whomever stood in her way.