by Melanie Golding
My rating: 4 stars
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (April 30, 2019)
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
Genre: Dark Fiction | Horror
Print Length: 315 pages
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.
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
A mother knows her babies and Lauren knew her twins had been switched with changelings from the deep, but no one would believe her. She HAD to get them back, but being labeled as mentally unstable would prove her first challenge, switching them with the witch from the water would be her second. Surviving would be her third.
LITTLE DARLINGS by Melanie Golding is dark, haunting and every mother’s worst nightmare. Throughout this tale the feeling of wrongness prevails and an eerie sense of horror will keep readers glued to each page. Have the twins really been switched for monsters or has Lauren gone over the deep end? Riveting and edgy, this tale is the thing nightmares are made from.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Crooked Lane Books!