Little Darlings (Paperback)
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Little Darlings (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 06/02/2020
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THE TWINS ARE CRYING. THE TWINS ARE HUNGRY. 

LAUREN IS CRYING. LAUREN IS EXHAUSTED.

Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting . . .

A terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves Lauren convinced someone is trying to steal her new-born twins. Desperate with fear, she locks herself and her sons in the bathroom until the police arrive.

When DS Joanna Harper picks up the list of reported overnight incidents, she expects the usual calls from drunks and wrong numbers. But then a report of an attempted abduction catches her eye. The only thing is that it was flagged as a false alarm just fifteen minutes later. But Harper chooses to investigate anyway.

There's nothing on the CCTV, and yet Lauren claims that the woman is still after her children. No one will listen to Lauren - except Harper. And now Harper must ask herself, is Lauren mad, or does she see something no one else can?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008293710
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Atmospheric and very creepy' The Guardian

'A haunting read' Closer

'Goosebump-inducing . . . Nightmarish and unforgettable' Woman & Home

'Chilling story, beautiful prose. Little Darlings is stunning' Clare Mackintosh, number one Sunday Times bestseller

'Dark, richly evocative, tense and thought-provoking. Taps into every woman's fear that she will not be believed' Mel McGrath, author of The Guilty Party

'Rich and satisfying, this is part who-done-it, part fairy tale, part psychological thriller. It delivers on all fronts and will continue to rattle you, long after you have put it down' Felicity Everett, author of The People at Number 9

'Deep. Dark. Utterly addictive. I read this extraordinary book in one, breathless gulp...Be warned - you can't unread this story. It will haunt you' Teresa Driscoll, author of I Am Watching You

'A story that is in turn enthralling, creepy and downright sinister, Melanie Golding turns fairy tales on their heads...A brilliant, heart-pounding read' Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

'Viscerally creepy and compelling - a contemporary dark fairy tale that reeled me in like tales of old' Angela Clarke, author of Follow Me

'Little Darlings is brilliant - beautifully written, disturbing and deliciously creepy' Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice

'Part psychological thriller, part dark fairy tale, it taps into primal fears of early parenthood' iNews

'Riveting, terrifying and at times heartbreaking...Melanie Golding's disturbing portrait of a new mother's paranoia is superbly written, cleverly plotted and gruesomely beautiful in an unforgettable way. A stunning debut and a uniquely creepy premise' Annie Ward, author of Beautiful Bad

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“Excellent eerie folklore story about the depth of a mother's love”

I loved this story. I really loved this story. It was creepy, ensnaring and made my imagination want to climb under the duvet until it was safe to come out. There was such a building tension that had me... More

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“Updating a traditional changeling fairy tale.”

This wonderfully creepy and deeply unsettling debut novel by Melanie Goulding certainly enthralled and entertained this particular reader as the story became more darker and darker with a conclusion satisfyingly... More

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“Changelings Perhaps”

Little Darlings is the first book Ms Golding has had published and as such is certainly the heralding of a major player in the literary world. The novel has already been selected to be made into a movie which, if... More

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