It took ten years for Donna Tartt to release her second book. It was well worth the wait. The Little Friend opens with the murder of a young boy, he is hung from a tree on Mother's Day. The rest of the novel takes place eleven years later, when Harriet, the little boy's baby sister, decides she is going to solve the murder. Like a Harriet the Spy in Mississippi in the 1970s, only with a very dark and realistic coming of age story. Like her other book, The Secret History, you will be lost in her world, reading late into the night.