Genres: Mystery, Thriller
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“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.
A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.
Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.
Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.
This book was great! It’s a fast-paced thriller that you don’t want to put down!! I’m breathless after reading it.
I love Grimm’s Fairytales. Love them! So when I saw this book was like that I couldn’t pass it up to review. I so happy I didn’t! It was phenomenal! I brushed up on my Faerie folklore within these pages and I was reminded why I fell in love with them when I was a small child.
Lauren is not like most pregnant women. When she goes into labor she couldn’t have been expecting the pain and fear of what was to come. I wholeheartedly believe she had postpartum depression. I, myself, suffered from it and it’s not a pretty disease. Not pretty at all. It’s like you want all these feelings you hear other moms talk about but when you look at your beautiful baby there’s nothing there but anxiety. I felt so bad for her and I still do. What she went through in this book is not for the faint of heart.
She suffered and lost so much in a small amount of time. Everything she went through made her stronger and a better mom. Sometimes it takes one little look or one little mishap to make us realize how much we love our children.
I do have some things that I feel like as left unanswered. I need to know more about her husband. I had/have a lot of questions and I know they won’t go away until I talk about it with someone. Hopefully, the author as I think she can be the only one to give me insight.
I’ve never read a book by Melanie Golding and that will be the only time you will read that sentence. Her words were poetry on a bright sunny morning until the dark clouds started rolling in. The twist she leads us through was nothing short of remarkable. I already added it to one of my top reads this year. I really hope there’s another because I need closure.