Huge thank you to Crooked Lane books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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.
4 out of 5 stars
The synopsis for this book grabbed me right away and I just had to know what this story was all about. I’m so glad I decided to take a chance on this book. This was a great debut by Melanie Golding.
I’ve never read or really even heard anything about changelings, so this concept was really interesting to me. As a mother myself, I felt really bad for Lauren. I can’t imagine what it would be like to feel like something was off with my children..feeling like they weren’t mine and were replaced with something else. People are usually really quick to blow off a new mother’s concerns and feelings, saying she’s just tired/emotional/hormonal and things like that, so I really sympathized with Lauren.
This book had a really strong spooky and eerie feeling to it which kept me engaged in the story from beginning to end.