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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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BoleyBooks
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ShyBookOwl
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Just grabbed this on a whim. I loved The Hidden, so I'm hoping this one has similar vibes.

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eol
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Panpan

An unstable new mother with an absentee a-hole husband, and an annoyingly unprofessional police woman with a sad backstory—this book turned out to be a #horror for all the wrong reasons. The MC is supposed to be this embodiment of thoughtless, unconditional love (and mental issues), but I would‘ve sympathized with her more if being in her head wasn‘t so damn exhausting.

I like books about messy people, but there are limits.

2.0/5

#standalone

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CaitlinByTheBook
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Mehso-so

Well I‘m glad I borrowed this one from the library. I didn‘t love it. The first half was great, but by the end, I just wanted it to be over. Recommended by #currentlyreadingpodcast but just didn‘t work for me. Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️ Rating around 3 ⭐️

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CaitlinByTheBook
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Current #audiobook borrowed from the library. Creepy so far! When Meredith of the Currently Reading Podcast says to listen to a thriller on audio, you do 🖤

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BeeMagical
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Book 120🎧 3.5⭐️

I feel like I have read so many changling books this year!😂

I‘m not into investigative stories but I still enjoyed this one👍🏻

Husbands a complete wanker though😂

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Avanders
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Opening the first of my #speculativespringswap #sss packages…

Ooooh thank you @shortsarahrose !!! This book sounds sooo interesting and I can‘t wait to read it… and all that yummy English breakfast tea!!! 🤩🤩🤩 And I love the beautiful card you sent too! Did you paint that? Thank you!!! 🔮🦠🧬🧞♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

shortsarahrose I got the card at Target! It‘s so pretty, you could totally put it in a frame for art 2y
Avanders @shortsarahrose so pretty! And it would fit in with the decor in my office 🤩 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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This is an odd mix of fairy story and police procedural, with a layer of postpartum psychosis and "cop who plays by her own rules". I enjoy the uncertainty Golding weaves in, never letting her readers feel confident that they know whose viewpoint to trust. A couple of times she tells the same detail twice or she explains just a little more than necessary, and there's a superfluous romantic subplot, but otherwise, it's a fun, creepy novel.

Clare-Dragonfly “Mix of fairy story and police procedural” has me sold! 3y
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ImperfectCJ
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One of my many views while listening to the tagged book. Unfortunately, my own kids' homeschool and substitute teaching a writing class this afternoon is going to mess up my preferred rainy-day plan (blankets, kitty snuggles, audiobook, warm beverage, maybe some crocheting). The teaching is good stuff, don't get me wrong, but it's not a cat and a blanket.

Pageturner1 i have that cat! 😆 3y
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KaylaD
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Another good one you sent me!! @kamoorephoto Nothing like finishing three amazing books over the weekend! Can‘t complain one bit about it! Lol!! #pageturner

kamoorephoto And another one?! Glad you enjoyed this one too!! You were on a roll this weekend! 👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Jeg
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Mehso-so

This was recommended by a friend. I almost bailed. Not my thing. However I did want to find out the ending so I did a speed read.
#joysbooks2021
@MrsMalaprop

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Well-written, the author keeps up a fast pace, & the line between what was actually happening and what could be happening was tantalisingly blurred. However, I found some aspects a little hard to believe, i.e. the apparent ease with which Lauren escaped a secure mental health unit with two babies in tow. Also Patrick - what a lowlife. 3.5🌟

Thanks to NetGalley and publishers, HQ, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

#20in4 @andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds good. 👏👏👏 3y
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EatSleepRead
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Audiobook pick:
So creepy and keeps you second guessing where it's headed.

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Pearrr
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Wslovell
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Mehso-so

It was just an ok read for me

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ElleSkel
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On my way to finishing my 3rd book of the year. A couple of my holds came in right after I started this one, so I had to put is aside for about a week but it is really good so far! I have started getting the audio and the text so I can listen when I am working/cleaning/driving etc. and read while I am relaxing. It really has been a game changer for me! Anyone else do this?

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FelinesAndFelonies
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That's it? This book received so much positive feedback on the BOTM members FB page that I decided to give it a go.
Maybe I expected more because it was so hyped but this book was really underwhelming for me. I am absolutely baffled about where all of the recommendations are coming from. With the book's reputation proceeding it, I dove in. And... I'm confused. ⬇️

FelinesAndFelonies Did I read the same book? I double-checked the title and author and it appears to be the same, but I have none of the same accolades for it.
Maybe the glowing reputation caused it to burn out before I opened the cover.
3y
BookwormM I actually loved it but I think that depends on how you read it I am an unashamed believer 🤣🤣 3y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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45 pages in... Hoping it picks up soon.

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Addison_Reads
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I've been craving books lately that leave me a little creeped out and unsettled once I finish them, and this dark tale of twins and changelings did the trick.

There are parts that become very graphic, so if that's not your thing stay away from this one. However, if you enjoy dark gritty tales that mix reality and folklore, I highly recommend this one.

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rather_be_reading
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Book 95 of 2020
#botm #botmbacklist

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runswithscissors007
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@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

1. Clifton Chronicles - Jeffery Archer. (I lived in the city where it begins for 3 years and it is one of my favourite cities!!!)

2. Having my mom catch me reading Little Darlings way too young....😳

3. There are many! But the first one to come to mind this morning was Kevin from The Mists of Avalon. 😬.

@nicebicycle @SanjanaGhosh

Eggs Lovely-thanks for playing ❣️ 4y
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rather_be_reading
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Part 2 of Botm to be read books for 2020

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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 ♥️♥️♥️ 5y
Hestapleton @Clwojick YAY! I love Christmas and I‘m so so excited. :) 5y
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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!👊 5y
JoScho I really enjoyed this one too! 5y
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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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 5y
JoScho @KristenDuck it was way better than I expected it to be. I really enjoyed it. 5y
BookwormM I love the way the story is balanced so the reader can decide 5y
overtheedge Loved this one, too! 5y
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JoScho
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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! ❤️🐶❤️ 5y
CBee Remind me where you found that Kindle case? I love it! @JoScho 5y
Leftcoastzen So cute! 5y
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JennyM Nawwww ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
JoScho @CBee it is a skin from Decal Girl 💕 5y
CBee @JoScho cool! Etsy? 5y
JoScho @CBee no it is a website. Be warned though-they have a lot of amazing ones! 5y
CBee @JoScho 😂😂 thanks! 5y
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Bookworm1987
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Took this out from the library today. Sounds good.

DaisyDaniel It is amazing! - creepy but amazing 5y
bookladyreads I just added that to my ever-growing tbr yesterday. 5y
BookwormM It is great and balances the story perfectly 5y
Linda_Bloodworth_Author I had to DNF this book. The birth was too much for me. 5y
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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! 5y
JoScho @EH2018 yes! Pumpkins are my fave and this mug is so cute! 5y
bullbunny I agree love the mug! 5y
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ReadingRachael I agree! It can‘t get much better than that! 5y
GripLitGrl Great way to spend sundy❤ 5y
GripLitGrl *Sunday😉 5y
JoScho @bullbunny thank you 🖤 5y
Suet624 Love this! 5y
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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! 🐶💜 5y
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!💜🐾 5y
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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? 5y
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. 5y
Cinfhen You nailed it again !!!! Woohoo 🙌🏻 🥳 I‘m ready for August 😉 5y
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abookishbutterfly
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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
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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 5y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @BookwormM Completely agree, I found that I could understand all of the different characters p.o.v.s of the same situation 5y
BooknerdsLife Sounds terrific 🤗💕I‘m sold! Stacked 📚 5y
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abookishbutterfly
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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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abookishbutterfly
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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 5y
abookishbutterfly @ehewett88 I‘ve no doubt! A Monster Calls is my favorite book of all time. I definitely need to read more by Patrick Ness! 5y
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abookishbutterfly
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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.
5y
WhatWouldJaneDo Wow, this dude sounds like the worst... Hope he gets his comeuppance at some point in the book! 5y
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abookishbutterfly
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About to crack this open! I‘ve been eagerly waiting for this moment!

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abookishbutterfly
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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 ! 5y
abookishbutterfly @Kaye Thank you! I really appreciate it. 5y
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Jenken1998
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😬😳😱😵👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 this is creepy. Lol

Reagan I really enjoyed this one!
5y
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abookishbutterfly
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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

abookishbutterfly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻 I hope I will, too! It sounds so good! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Butterflyamore have you read Behind Closed Doors?? 5y
abookishbutterfly @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! 😂 5y
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JeaMar82
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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JeaMar82
Little Darlings | Melanie Golding

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

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JeaMar82
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Starting this instead of a Kindle book.

akckitty I want to read this one! Hope you like it 5y
JeaMar82 @akckitty Only 16 pages in but it's interesting so far. 5y
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MistyNichole
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New book to read. I‘m only on page 45 and I am hooked!

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Madison91
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This isn‘t what I expected, a bit supernatural a bit not. Not my usual type of reading but still a decent read