Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Hits Shelves Today!
Author: Zoje Stage
Releases: July 17, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Sweetness can be deceptive.
She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.
“Best Summer Reads for 2018”—Publishers Weekly
“Unnerving and unputdownable, Baby Teeth will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
“We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A deliciously creepy read.”—New York Post
“A pulse-spiking thriller.”—PopSugar
(photo credit: Gabrianna Dacko)
Zoje Stage lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baby Teeth is her first novel.
From an outward appearance Hanna looks like any normal child, but in reality that isn't really the case, see this sweet little child has it out for her own mother. She is a master manipulator at her young age, and to anyone looking in, you'd think it was her mother who was disturbed, and that is just the way Hanna likes it. In her world her father is her favorite parent, he caters to her every whim, understands her and her special needs and requests, while her mother is her enemy... and she intends on making her pay... everyday until she breaks!!
Baby Teeth is a dark, unnerving, and downright chilling tale that is sure to have you rattled throughout! I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this one, I mean I have read some disturbing tales in the past, but honestly this one takes the cake, I could not believe some of what I was reading, it had me shook more than a few times! This domestic tale is sure to be liked by some, and maybe turn a few readers off, mainly because it is so hard to wrap your head around all that is happening. It will constantly push you in uncomfortable places, and have you a little rattled more times than you will care to admit... all I can say is that it is not your normal thriller, this one is far more daring than any other that I have read! Overall I'd say it was a well crafted and thought-provoking debut, it held my attention, left me in awe, and just curious enough to make a return visit. Highly recommend, but be prepared to be shocked!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.
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