Book Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Look at something every day for long enough and you stop seeing what everyone else sees. You start to see what no one else sees, what is kept hidden from most people.

Book Rating

4/5

Book Review

Ever wanted to question your sanity and get a creepy feeling that extends down your spine? Have I got the book for you! And, boy, do I suggest it. Not only was it creepy, bone-chilling, and absolutely mind-boggling, but it was also boldly creative and not like anything I’ve read before. It was a combination of folklore and mystery. It read like a typical mystery, with perspective from a cop, but then it also threw in the perspective of a sleep-deprived young mother. This mother is dismissed by everyone, and at first it’s easy for me to be on her side. How dare everyone call her crazy!? How dare her husband say pretentious things such as “someone has to work” (referring to himself) when she is up all night and day taking care of twins!?

Later, though, I start to doubt her sanity, and my own. Could she really have seen what she thinks she saw? Or is she crazy? I don’t want to ruin anything by saying any more than I already have. I also want to say if you have just had twins, this is not the book for you. In fact, if you are easily scared and pregnant or recently had babies (do recent mothers have time to read?), I would stay away from this book. It’s pretty bone-chilling and I was paranoid even though I have no children of my own!

I thought this book was outstanding, but at times I couldn’t figure out if it was a sequel to something. I thought Harper wasn’t introduced enough and it seemed like I should have somehow had some background knowledge to her character. This is my only complaint to this novel, however. Everything else was perfect. I also read somewhere that this is going to be turned into a movie, which I am 100% here for.

Little Darlings is available for preorder here.

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