The Little One is part of the Quick Reads series. It is a clever and well constructed story by Lynda La Plante.

La Plante initially creates a believable scenario to develop a relationship between Barbara, a struggling journalist and Margaret, a former soap opera star. Gradually they reveal to each other more and more of their histories thus preparing the reader for the bizarre twist at the end.

There was something absurdly satisfying about this story. Barbara’s new circumstances actually suit her life style and her acceptance of an unorthodox situation leaves the reader with a feeling of hope. Whatever strange events life throws at us there is a way to make peace with it.

An interesting read.