“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 of our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.
Little Darlings will leave you wondering what is happening right up until the very end. Is Lauren losing her mind, possibly afflicted with post-partum depression? If not, have her babies really been swapped with someone, or something, else?
This story is a successful blend of psychological suspense, ghost story, and fairy tale. Dark things exist in the world that Lauren Tranter inhabits, and it’s up to the reader to decide what is real and what is imagined.
I devoured this book in two sittings. It was almost impossible for me to put down – I just had to know what was going to happen. I can’t recommend this thriller enough.