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Little Darlings
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Hannah Kent meets Leila Slimanis Lullaby meets Rosemarys Baby in the most unsettling book of the year.
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Hestapleton
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Delightfully unsettling. A blend of Grimm fairytales and domestic noir, with a heavy dose of unreliable narrator, Golding weaves a tale of the horror of motherhood. Is a mysterious woman trying to steal Lauren‘s twins or is she wrestling postpartum, depression and exhaustion playing tricks on her mind? A gripping, compelling story. 5⭐️ #netgalley

Clwojick Hello love! Just seen your form for #WinterGames. That will not be a problem at all! No concerns! Happy to have you join us ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Hestapleton @Clwojick YAY! I love Christmas and I‘m so so excited. :) 1mo
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Linda_Bloodworth_Author
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Bailedbailed

The birth scene was way too much for me. The story lost me after this and I honestly didn't give a crap about the main character.

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BookBumming
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Another perfect October read!! 🖤
One of the creepiest books I‘ve read all year. I‘m not sure if it‘s because I have a newborn, lots of it takes place in a hospital ands where I was when reading it, or because it‘s just downright nightmarish.. but YIKES!

Alfoster Oh man, I can‘t imagine reading this with a newborn in tow!😳 Scary enough with grandkids!👊 2mo
JoScho I really enjoyed this one too! 2mo
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
Bailedbailed

Just too weird and I can predict the two possible endings already

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JoScho
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I found this to be a delightfully creepy and atmospheric story. We aren‘t sure if the main character is hallucinating while suffering from postpartum depression or if something sinister really is going on. Is there a woman actually trying to steal her babies and swap them with changelings?
A bit unreliable narrator and a bit Grimm‘s Fairytales make for an engaging read.

KristenDuck Yes! Loved this one 3mo
JoScho @KristenDuck it was way better than I expected it to be. I really enjoyed it. 3mo
BookwormM I love the way the story is balanced so the reader can decide 3mo
overtheedge Loved this one, too! 3mo
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JoScho
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Curled up in my little library doing some reading with the hubs before bed.

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JoScho
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Sunday night in bed with this little rescue and an arc I should have finished months ago.
#dogsoflitsy #Church

Mollyanna What a cutie! ❤️🐶❤️ 3mo
CBee Remind me where you found that Kindle case? I love it! @JoScho 3mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 3mo
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JennyM Nawwww ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
JoScho @CBee it is a skin from Decal Girl 💕 3mo
CBee @JoScho cool! Etsy? 3mo
JoScho @CBee no it is a website. Be warned though-they have a lot of amazing ones! 3mo
CBee @JoScho 😂😂 thanks! 3mo
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Bookworm1987
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Took this out from the library today. Sounds good.

DaisyDaniel It is amazing! - creepy but amazing 3mo
bookladyreads I just added that to my ever-growing tbr yesterday. 3mo
BookwormM It is great and balances the story perfectly 3mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author I had to DNF this book. The birth was too much for me. 2mo
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JoScho
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Sunday morning done right-book, dogs, and coffee in bed 🖤
#dogsoflitsy #mork

EH2018 I have the same mug! 3mo
JoScho @EH2018 yes! Pumpkins are my fave and this mug is so cute! 3mo
bullbunny I agree love the mug! 3mo
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ReadingRachael I agree! It can‘t get much better than that! 3mo
GripLitGrl Great way to spend sundy❤ 3mo
GripLitGrl *Sunday😉 3mo
JoScho @bullbunny thank you 🖤 3mo
Suet624 Love this! 3mo
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throwmeabook
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Female author's are just killing it this year and another book added to my favourites of 2019! Hands down the creepiest, most unsettling and disturbing book I've read so far this year. At once both terrifying and heartbreaking, Melanie Golding weaves a compulsively readable, frightening atmospheric modern day psychological thriller from the tendrils of dark folklore and grim fairy tales. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #goodreads #seasonalreadingchallenge

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Hooked_on_books
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Lauren gives birth to twins, then a creepy woman tries to steal them. As the story unfolds, Golding hits on just the right amount of ambiguity so you don‘t know for sure what‘s happening. A fun, creepy mystery.

#dogsofLitsy #peekabooBindi

RealBooks4ever I see that Bindi! 🐶💜 4mo
Reagan I loved it. I thought it was really original and yes, just the right amount of creepiness.
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TheSpineView Bindi looks like he wants in your lap!💜🐾 4mo
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kelseynicburke
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Thank you @PurpleyPumpkin and @KarynGood for the amazing bday presents! And also a huge thank you to everyone in #PoutinePenPals for the gifts and cards (not pictured here because I‘m in the middle of moving and everything is in boxes). You‘re all the greatest 😍

PurpleyPumpkin Yay! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Good luck with your move. 🍀 🤞🏽😉💜 4mo
KarynGood I‘m glad it arrived!!! Good luck with your move! 4mo
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hyperashley
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4⭐'s. This is the first book I've ever read about changlings. I knew about the folklore before so it was super interesting to read about it.

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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Here are the #botm extras for July!

catiewithac Any nonfiction spoilers yet? 6mo
stuck.in.the.stacks @catiewithac they are doing with the nonfiction box so there won't be as many nonfiction picks as there have been. 6mo
Cinfhen You nailed it again !!!! Woohoo 🙌🏻 🥳 I‘m ready for August 😉 6mo
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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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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 6mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @BookwormM Completely agree, I found that I could understand all of the different characters p.o.v.s of the same situation 6mo
BooknerdsLife Sounds terrific 🤗💕I‘m sold! Stacked 📚 6mo
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Butterflyamore
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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
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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 6mo
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! 6mo
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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 Oh my god, he's the worst.
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WhatWouldJaneDo Wow, this dude sounds like the worst... Hope he gets his comeuppance at some point in the book! 6mo
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Butterflyamore
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About to crack this open! I‘ve been eagerly waiting for this moment!

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Butterflyamore
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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 ! 6mo
Butterflyamore @Kaye Thank you! I really appreciate it. 6mo
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Jenken1998
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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😬😳😱😵👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 this is creepy. Lol

Reagan I really enjoyed this one!
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Butterflyamore
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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! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Butterflyamore have you read Behind Closed Doors?? 6mo
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! 😂 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Butterflyamore it‘s really good!! 6mo
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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 7mo
JeansBookshelf @akckitty Only 16 pages in but it's interesting so far. 7mo
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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
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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 7mo
Kayla.Adriena I know people feel pretty strongly about My Absolute Darling but it's still on my tbr 7mo
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. 7mo
BookwormM I loved Little Darlings it is so much more than something bad happening to children 7mo
Butterflyamore @Sweetkokoro That‘s totally understandable! Thanks for answering the question. 7mo
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Butterflyamore
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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! ♥️ 7mo
Jess_Franzino I have that bookmark! Also, love “Burning Embers” 😃 7mo
BookwormM Loved Little Darlings 7mo
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Forgetmenot
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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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
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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
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#bookmail This looks delightfully creepy.

Cathythoughts That is a creepy cover alright 😳 7mo
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BookwormM
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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! 8mo
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 8mo
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SilversReviews
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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
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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! 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😂I love that! 8mo
Soubhiville I kind of love that. 8mo
FantasyChick @DarcysMom @Leftcoastzen @Soubhiville It's all part of why I keep him! 🤣 8mo
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FantasyChick
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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? 🤔🤣 8mo
Wife 🐒💨s. 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
FantasyChick @lesliemarie @Wife The name is hilarious but it smells sooooo good! 8mo
lesliemarie What does it smell like? Bananas? 🤣 8mo
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Vreyes
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Four stars. Quick read and very interesting

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BridgetteM
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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! 8mo
BridgetteM @Erofan I‘m really enjoying it so far! 8mo
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Reagan
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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! 9mo
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. 9mo
SilversReviews @KristenDuck Do you think the husband was in on it? 9mo
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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? 9mo
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) 9mo
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 ? 9mo
SilversReviews @KristenDuck No on it being a movie. Wow!! 9mo
Reggie This sounds great. Stacked. 9mo
SilversReviews @Reggie Enjoy, and thanks for commenting. 9mo
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kelli7990
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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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