I picked up this book because I was looking for something different than my usual domestic suspense or cozy mysteries. Imagine my surprise when I discovered Little Bird is a darkly humorous cozy horror tale (or maybe fantasy or even magical realism—it’s hard to categorize and that is part of its charm).
Josie is grieving her father and her marriage. Only her little Chihuahua Po can cheer her up. One day a vine takes hold in her desert backyard. It is soon home to a talking skeleton, Skelly. Skelly tries to give Josie advice. Now, if Josie could only be positive that Skelly is real and not a delusion…
I love this original story even though it dragged a bit in spots. If you want to read something completely different, and think about its deeper points about life, grief and loneliness days later, read Little Bird. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Black Spot Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.