SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
An April 2019 Library Reads Pick!
“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and Aimee Molloy's The Perfect Mother.
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 Rileyto 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 of our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checkingand recheckingyour own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.
|Publisher:||Crooked Lane Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Melanie Golding is a graduate of the MA in creative writing program at Bath Spa University, with distinction. She has been employed in many occupations including farm hand, factory worker, childminder and music teacher. Throughout all this, because and in spite of it, there was always the writing. In recent years she has won and been shortlisted in several local and national short story competitions. Little Darlings is her first novel, and has been optioned for screen by Free Range Films, the team behind the adaptation of My Cousin Rachel.
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Grab this book, get comfy, turn off the lights, take a deep breath and dive in! Little Darlings by Melanie Golding is a heart-pounding suspense thriller with just enough of a horror twist to make this novel genuinely creepy! Lauren’s newborn twin boys have been stolen from her by an eerie and ominous woman and replaced with “changelings.” Nobody believes Lauren — they all think she’s crazy. The only way to get her true children back is put the imposters into the river. Be warned... once you get started reading this novel you might find yourself holding your breath while flipping pages at a frantic pace. Then we get near the end but there’s no way the story can wrap up with only a few pages to go... but it does... and it’s amazing. I had a lot of fun reading this book. The author’s writing and plot sucked me in from the first page! I highly recommend this book!