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Little Darlings
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Hannah Kent meets Leila Slimani’s Lullaby meets Rosemary’s Baby in the most unsettling book of the year.
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felinesandfiction
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Here are the #botm extras for July!

catiewithac Any nonfiction spoilers yet? 1mo
felinesandfiction @catiewithac they are doing with the nonfiction box so there won't be as many nonfiction picks as there have been. 1mo
Cinfhen You nailed it again !!!! Woohoo 🙌🏻 🥳 I‘m ready for August 😉 3w
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Was a 52 week reading challenge a good idea? Probably not. But I‘ve made progress in the midst of regret so let me tell you about that! https://youtu.be/vdQPAQscTbA

#booktube #readingchallenge #somanybookssolittletime #booknerd #readingprogress #2019reads

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Pickpick

After seeing the synopsis for this new release, I was very excited to read it. It sounded super creepy, and I was not let down. This fast-paced psychological thriller was definitely creepy and disturbing (in a non-gore way). I read it in one sitting and got goosebumps multiple times I loved the dark fairy tale magical realism aspect to it. The ending was fantastic, and I hope Melanie Golding writes more novels.

BookwormM It is a great book and such a clever way of handling the issue 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @BookwormM Completely agree, I found that I could understand all of the different characters p.o.v.s of the same situation 1mo
BooknerdsLife Sounds terrific 🤗💕I‘m sold! Stacked 📚 1mo
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

You can see my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/289784571781823?s=1282951466&sfns...

Or follow me on Goodreads! (Link in profile).

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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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What books are you currently immersed in?

I‘m reading Six Scary Stories and Little Darlings. I‘m also listening to Dad is Fat. Jim Gaffigan is such a funny guy!

ehewett88 the knife of never letting go by Patrick ness. such a good book would definitely recommend 2mo
Butterflyamore @ehewett88 I‘ve no doubt! A Monster Calls is my favorite book of all time. I definitely need to read more by Patrick Ness! 1mo
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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I wonder if I am the only one who felt a strong desire to punch Patrick after reading this.

Newborn twins. Lauren is barely sleeping. But poor Patrick. He was just hoping for a night, just one, where he didn‘t have to wake up at all.

The entire page has me ready to divorce him for Lauren‘s sake!

Reagan-reads Oh my god, he's the worst.
2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Wow, this dude sounds like the worst... Hope he gets his comeuppance at some point in the book! 2mo
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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About to crack this open! I‘ve been eagerly waiting for this moment!

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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Things that happen in this video:

I talk about my June TBR books.

I say that I am looking for more of a thriller than a suspense, which is not at all what I meant to say.

I go on a rant about people saying audiobooks are cheating.

I get startled when someone knocks on the door and visibly jump.

Action. Drama. Comedy. And so much more. You should really check it out.

https://youtu.be/MKyn_HoC0oo

Kaye I enjoyed your video where you posted some of your 5 star reads then compared the comments from GR that only gave the books 1 star. It was done very well , while not judging the other people but giving a reason why you liked the book so much. Great idea ! 2mo
Butterflyamore @Kaye Thank you! I really appreciate it. 2mo
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Jenken1998
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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😬😳😱😵👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 this is creepy. Lol

Reagan-reads I really enjoyed this one!
2mo
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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My #TBR stack for June has three carry overs from my overly ambitious May stack. 😂 This pile seems a bit more achievable! What books are in your #JuneTBR pile?

I‘m a #sucker for book sales. I really need to stop so I can actually get through the enormous piles of books I have waiting for me already! Maybe I can put a dent in the stacks this summer! #amonthofsongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Butterflyamore @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻 I hope I will, too! It sounds so good! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Butterflyamore have you read Behind Closed Doors?? 2mo
Butterflyamore @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not yet. I have the book, though. I did read The Break Down, which I thought was okay, but I heard that BCD is a lot better. Maybe I‘ll get to it this summer. Maybe I really need to stop buying books so I CAN get to it this summer. But I don‘t know how to stop! 😂 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Butterflyamore it‘s really good!! 2mo
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JeansBookshelf
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Mehso-so

This book kept me interested enough to finish it but it's not something I'd reread.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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JeansBookshelf
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding

Still getting started with this one but really enjoying it so far

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JeansBookshelf
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Starting this instead of a Kindle book.

akckitty I want to read this one! Hope you like it 2mo
JeansBookshelf @akckitty Only 16 pages in but it's interesting so far. 2mo
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MistyNichole
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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New book to read. I‘m only on page 45 and I am hooked!

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Madison91
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Mehso-so

This isn‘t what I expected, a bit supernatural a bit not. Not my usual type of reading but still a decent read

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cookreadsleep
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Mehso-so

The thing i really liked about this book was the unflinching and graphically detailed examination of the horrors of motherhood, from the gorefest that is childbirth to the postpartum depression and constant anguish that you just aren‘t doing it right or enough. Add to that a shitty husband/father and life is rough. Add in a lady who wants to snatch your babies and the horror is roaring. But the book was a bit long and i didn‘t like the ending.

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cookreadsleep
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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What a sloppy typo

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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Will you read thrillers that involve children? I know some people have mentioned that they refuse to read a book that involves anything bad happening to a child.

bookaholic1 The last child was a really good read 2mo
Kayla.Adriena I know people feel pretty strongly about My Absolute Darling but it's still on my tbr 2mo
Sweetkokoro I read two books in my life that involved bad things happening to children and I just didn‘t like it. I can handle small tidbits that are thrown in to books (like a lot of fantasy does) but if it solely focuses on bad things happening to kids I pretty much stay away from them. 2mo
BookwormM I loved Little Darlings it is so much more than something bad happening to children 2mo
Butterflyamore @Sweetkokoro That‘s totally understandable! Thanks for answering the question. 2mo
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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My husband... he‘s a keeper. He bought me these presents. ❤️

Princess-Kingofkings My daughter gave that bookmark to me last year! ♥️ 2mo
Jess_Franzino I have that bookmark! Also, love “Burning Embers” 😃 2mo
BookwormM Loved Little Darlings 2mo
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Forgetmenot
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Pickpick

I loved this book. Something so different. My only thing was I did not want it to end I wanted to know shat happened next. Lauren has given birth to twins but is immediately plunged into a world of fear after an unexpected visitor in the middle of the night to the maternity ward. What will happen to hear and the twins and who is going to believe her. Lauren isolates herself but will it be enough to protect her family

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overtheedge
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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This is one of the best books I've read this year, dropping today. Haunting, atmospheric, compelling and one of those you cant put down.......read it now, fresh off the press, and soon to be a movie.
You will love this! You will never forget Lauren, or her odd husband, Patrick....

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DGRachel
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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#bookmail This looks delightfully creepy.

Cathythoughts That is a creepy cover alright 😳 3mo
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BookwormM
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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#Netgalley #ARC #LittleDarlings

4⭐️

Great story that blends the folklore of changelings with a specific post birth mental health issue where a mother believes her children have been changed but what is the truth?

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

KristenDuck So so good! 3mo
BookwormM @KristenDuck what was your take on the outcome? Personally I will always believe in fairies. I think the author does a great job of leaving things open to interpretation 3mo
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SilversReviews
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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FULL REVIEW HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y6gbyd7r

PUB DAY: APRIL 30

Giving birth was traumatic enough for Lauren but to have a gypsy come to you while you are still in the hospital and tell you she wants to trade your twins for hers would be even more traumatic.

The book has a bit of paranormal and fairy stories as part of its theme, but it is more of a thriller and a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 4/5

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FantasyChick
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Boyfriend has a sense of humor today. Relaxing in the tub with my book and out of my bath bomb pops a little ball. Some guys get their girlfriends rings and bracelets in their bombs. Not my guy. Nope....Lego.
Meet Banana Joe. My new bathtime reading buddy.
🤣🤣🤣
#readingbuddy #myboyfriendthinkshesfunny #makingagirlfeelspecial

DarcysMom That is awesome! 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😂I love that! 3mo
Soubhiville I kind of love that. 3mo
FantasyChick @DarcysMom @Leftcoastzen @Soubhiville It's all part of why I keep him! 🤣 3mo
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FantasyChick
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Boyfriend went #bathbomb shopping today while I was at work 😍 Best way to relax on the Monday after a long weekend.
#bookandbath #newbathbombday #mondayssuck #newbook

lesliemarie Monkey farts? 🤔🤣 3mo
Wife 🐒💨s. 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
FantasyChick @lesliemarie @Wife The name is hilarious but it smells sooooo good! 3mo
lesliemarie What does it smell like? Bananas? 🤣 3mo
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Vreyes
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Pickpick

Four stars. Quick read and very interesting

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BridgetteM
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Loving this book so far! New mom of twins, Lauren, is having a tough time adjusting to parenthood. Is she just imagining the smelly, scary lady trying to steal her babies, or is it real?

Erofan Sounds interesting! 3mo
BridgetteM @Erofan I‘m really enjoying it so far! 3mo
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Reagan-reads
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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I‘m at my mother in laws for the evening and I‘m snuggling while they dye eggs. I‘m reading the above netgalley but it‘s been a slow start. But the other books I brought (2 print + loaded Kobo) are over by that stack of books we‘re bringing home for our daughter. What should I do? I‘m cozy 😩

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TorieStorieS
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Pickpick

This #NetGalley read is actually also a #BlameItOnLitsy read, too, since I first saw it here! It‘s a fast-paced thriller with some spooky scenes and a title that I would never give to a new mother... especially not one of #twins! The book wasn‘t exactly what I expected but I enjoyed it and am curious to see what the author follows this debut novel up with!

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quirkyreader
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Pickpick

This was good. Thank you to Publishers Weekly and Crooked Lane Books for this one. Here is the Link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2775727924

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Lauren.Archer
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Mehso-so

Thank you NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book. This book had a promising start with the story starting with the birth of twins and then quickly there is an attempted kidnap. This book kept me very intrigued for the first half. However this book started to feel like a lot of other books that are in this genre which was a little tired, at least for me. Not a bad book at all, just sort of typical.

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Kamisha
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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1) North Carolina
2)Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire!
3) I made some avocado feta “crack” dip last night and I can‘t wait to dig into it!😋
4) I‘m a zookeeper and spend half my time taking care of primates and the other half consuming as many books as possible!
5)This is my 3rd readathon! And today I‘m trying to be causal and just enjoy as much reading as possible.

#readathon

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Tanzy13
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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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.

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.

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SilversReviews
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON APRIL 25.

Have you read this book? Do you want to read it?

Giving birth was traumatic enough for Lauren but to have a gypsy come to you while you are still in the hospital and tell you she wants to trade your twins for hers would be even more traumatic.

The book has a bit of paranormal and fairy stories as part of its theme, but it is more of a thriller and a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 4/5

KristenDuck Loved this one! 4mo
SilversReviews @KristenDuck It was pretty good. Poor Lauren. I have a question, but do not want to ask it here. I guess I can make another comment with a spoiler. 4mo
SilversReviews @KristenDuck Do you think the husband was in on it? 4mo
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KristenDuck @SilversReviews I thought that for a long time in the beginning so it‘s funny you say that! But by the end I don‘t think so... I think I just didn‘t like his character. what are your thoughts? 4mo
SilversReviews @KristenDuck Not sure, but he wasn‘t the best of husbands. Was he having an affair with Amy? Not Amy that other one. Lauren didn‘t like what he told the nurses when she was in the last hospital so he may have been, but then again, I am sure he wouldn‘t want to take care of the babies himself. I am guessing Lauren had mental problems before and reading that book made it worse? Or maybe she read something like that from her childhood???? (edited) 4mo
KristenDuck @SilversReviews you make a lot of good points lol I wish I had more answers! Did you hear this is going to be a movie ? 4mo
SilversReviews @KristenDuck No on it being a movie. Wow!! 4mo
Reggie This sounds great. Stacked. 4mo
SilversReviews @Reggie Enjoy, and thanks for commenting. 4mo
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kelli7990
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Panpan

I won this book from #bookishfirst. This is my review from Goodreads. I also forgot to put in my review that I didn‘t like the way this book ended. I was disappointed with this one.

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Rhondareads
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Suspense thriller with a horror twist sounds delicious,

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quirkyreader
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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#bookmail. I think This was from a Publishers Weekly prize draw. So onto the ARC area it goes.

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thewellreadpug
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Pickpick

Grab this book, get comfy, turn off the lights, take a deep breath and dive in! Little Darlings is a heart-pounding suspense thriller with just enough of a horror twist to make this novel genuinely creepy! Be warned... once you get started reading this novel you might find yourself holding your breath and flipping pages at a frantic pace. The author‘s writing and plot sucked me in from the first page! I highly recommend this book!

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Pickpick

Fun read!
I don‘t usually go in for thrillers, but the premise piqued my interest: a new mom is claiming her twins are changelings. Is she crazy, or is there something to it?
Impressive debut novel! I couldn‘t stop turning the pages. Great pacing and a compelling story.
Thanks to BookishFirst!

thevictoriousone I just want to sit here and appreciate your use of the proper “piqued” because I‘ve seen so many wrong uses today. 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @thevictoriousone 😆 glad I got it right! 😂 5mo
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KimM
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Pickpick

“Come away O human child! To the waters and the wild...” W.B. Yeats, “The Stolen Child”

This is a good one 💙. The author weaves old Irish folklore involving changelings into a story of a sleep-deprived mother of newborn twins and her decent into psychosis. It‘s a crime mystery but also something much more disturbing. 4⭐️s. A great first novel for this author. Will be published in Apr2019.

#NetGalley
#BookishFirsts
#LittleDarlings

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KristenDuck
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Pickpick

Little Darlings is truly as unsettling as it seems!

New mom Lauren has twin boys but things take a dark turn when she is certain someone is out to take her babies! When that horror becomes a reality, Lauren is beyond grateful when the twins are quickly returned.

They look the same...

But are these HER twins?

Thank you to NetGalley and Melanie Golding for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Certainly a book worth reading!

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MicheleinPhilly
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Sounds creeptastic! #bookmail

LeahBergen It does! 6mo
TrishB Will await your review 👍🏻 6mo
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SilversReviews
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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MONDAY‘S PHYSICAL BOOK MAIL!!

Looks like a book that will need to be read in the daylight hours!!

Thank you Matthew Martz of Crooked Lane Books and BookishFirst.

Alfoster It‘s creepy good!😍 6mo
SilversReviews @Alfoster Oh no...Stephen King creepy or just creepy? 6mo
Alfoster No, not Stephen King creepy! Just a little paranormal weird...which I normally don‘t love, but this was good! 6mo
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SilversReviews @Alfoster Good on no Stephen King creepy. I can't read him. I don't like paranormal either, but good to know you don't either but are liking the book. Thanks. ♥️ 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I got this from BookishFirst too! Waiting by the mailbox . . . 6mo
SilversReviews @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😍😍😍😍😍 6mo
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JPeterson
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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed this more then I thought, I was hoping for a bit more lore and horror. You watch the slow decent of the mother, Lauren, as she spirals into fear and paranoia, convinced something is after her newborns. Decent read, overall.

Thanks to NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an unbiased review.

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JPeterson
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Switching up books during for a late breakfast. 😋

#24in48

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TheLibrarian
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Mehso-so

A slightly creepy and atmospheric story that contains elements of the Grimm Fairy Tales.

In the maternity ward, a mysterious woman appears in Lauren‘s room at night and tries to take Lauren‘s twin boys and replace them with her own creatures. The doctors and husband put it off as Lauren just seeing things due to exhaustion, but Lauren knows the truth. What will a mother do to save her twin boys?

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Bookgirl
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Pickpick

Found a book review on Goodreads that I forgot to post on Litsy. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC

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ReadingOver50
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Mehso-so

A mother who thinks her twin boys have been replaced my changelings. Sign me up! Is Lauren going crazy, or is she really under attack by a supernatural being?

I felt the first half of the book moved a little slow. Once the twins are swapped, it began to move faster. I'm not totally in love with how the book ended. And Lauren's husband, Patrick is a real jerk. He is very self centered throughout the book and frankly not much help to his wife.

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jessinikkip
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Mehso-so

In this book, it opens with a scene from later on, a woman is wading in the water carrying her own infant twins, intent on drowning them because these are NOT her children. Then it goes back to her having the kids. Really I kept reading this because I wanted to know if she was crazy or were they not her babies. I still dont know. I feel like I forced myself to read it... #NetGalley #BadChoice